We are two crazy aussie girls who sold everything they own to travel the world in 2 years... we may only make it across 4 continents ... but there will always be time when we retire. Check out some of our travel pics at :
So far we have shopped in Thailand, enjoyed the history of Athens, watched the sunsets over the greek islands, emersed in the culture of turkey, worked lived and loved London's big city atmosphere, admired the beauty of Scotland, enjoyed the city sites of Paris, smashed ourselves on the slopes of the French Alps enjoying our first white Christmas, tormented the welsh with our pig van, suffered the Mummy's curse in Egypt, mixed with the locals in Morocco and laped up the sun in Spain and Morocco.
Chapter two of our adventures is about to start off to Africa for 5 months of camping fun, traveling from Kenya to Capetown then onto Johannesburg. With Chapter three find us discovering Asia. Stay tune for the next edition of Camp K & K.
Hey All, Sorry for the lack of emails but Africa computers, internet access, emails, phones and snail mail are all non existent. But just wanted to touch base and let you know we are both fine happy and healthy and having a ball. I have uploaded some pics on facebook cos it is the only thing that works ok at the moment. Enjoy this latest edition of Camp K & K KENYA How do you describe a country where its people are as beautiful as its landscape? You hear the children before you can see them. They scream out “jambo” and wave with the most heartfelt and true smiles, jumping up and down. Our arms are sore from waving continuously. Not sure if anyone could ever come to Africa and not fall in love with its ... read more
How do you describe a country where its people are as beautiful as its landscape? You hear the children before you can see them. They scream out “jambo” and wave with the most heartfelt and true smiles, jumping up and down. Our arms are sore from waving continuously. Not sure if anyone could ever come to Africa and not fall in love with its people. Their lives are so simple, daily tasks that we would find redundant; sweeping the dirt from around their small mud huts, in there simple community villages. The villages that we have seen so far aren’t deep in poverty, far from it actually, each village has there own community gardens, serving there needs for vegetables, grains and farm goats for meat. The local markets run from sun up till sun down, each ... read more
Salam hali cou, this is the extent of our Arabia well that and “beckham” which means how much? - definitely required for shopping trips through the crazy medina’s markets dodging motorbikes, pushbikes, donkeys and the millions of cats ( that make me miss jungi). Luckily the camels have to park outside the medina. So we loved Morocco, Kristy’s favourite country and my second favourite after snowboarding in the French Alps: if only the snowboarding was better in Morocco I would be completely sold. Such diverse scenery from the crazy market cities of fez, Tangier and Marrakesh where bartering has become a way of life for us. Although Kris is not much of a wingman - while bartering for a Moroccan drum her comment was “that’s a good price”. No wonder my shopping success was limited ... read more
Hey Sarah (she is our biggest reader... or maybe our only one) and other Camp K & K subscribers , So this might seem a little random, seen everyone knows that we are back in the great land of Australia for a little while. The weather in grand old Bathurst today is rainy and cold and I have been going though my notes of our might pig van adventures of the U.K and I haven’t written these up yet so I thought I would. So campervaning or booting as it is called in the U.K was how we entertained ourselves for the last 2 weeks of our time in the mother land. First lesson learnt when hiring a van from wicked camper enquire what is on the van first. It is extremely hard to blend ... read more
So from our trip to Dover for the weekend, let us pull it up a notch. Let us talk about travelling to Egypt. We have just returned from this amazing country and im finding it a little hard to try to describe it. So my new tactic is to just start at the begin and go through what we saw.Truely it is so surreal that we have been to Egypt a place that is on everyone places to see list and usually a place that not many people get to. So the smell of Cairo is thick and polluted the dust that sits in the sky makes for great sunsets, but makes it hard to breath. We were held up in a traffic jam on the motorway because of a wedding procession in old batted ... read more
Hi all Well this will probably be the last camp K and K that will be based in the mother country, let me say a lot of the convicts do return to the mother country too, apparently there is about 45000 of us here at the moment. So that would mean there would only be 44998 of us soon. In the last email, we mentioned that we had gone on a weekend trip to celebrate both our birthdays. We hired a car for 3 days and our first thought was to head around the southeast and then head to Brighton. Now that was a little ambitious even for me. Especially for anyone who has been to Dover Castle, or the area around Dover. We spent most of Saturday at the castle and wondering along the ... read more
France Karen Bowden Here we go again the next camp K and K.We have so much to tell you all, so get that cup of coffee, put your feet up and let us entertain you. London has been good to us, kaz has survived her first 4 months of teaching her little angels and she only has 2 months to go. It is fascinating to watch what kaz has been up to while teaching. Teaching 3 year olds to dance to aggadoo, nut bush, bus stop and so on. In addition, most of these kids first language is not English, some of them cannot speak English at all, but all of them can sing aggadoo. Police ride vespers, it costs me $100 Aussie dollars for a haircut, tea really is the national drink, people do ... read more
Scotland & England Karen Bowden To all camp K and K subscribers So for this chapter of our little camp K and K we will be heading to the South west of England, Coventry, Scotland and Cambridge and a few places in between, so grab a cuppa and here we go. So now that we have settled into the London lifestyle and worked out how damn close we are to everything we have been heading out every other weekend we have been heading out on the tourist trail. One of the First trips we did was with Kaz’s cousin and her husband and we headed down the South West of England. Hired a car and took of on a Friday afternoon went and checked out Stonehenge, which was cool. I think it is funny that ... read more
Greek Islands Karen Bowden Ok addition 2 for those of u with little faith in me (Karen) I have turned over a new leaf and will be the ever more dutiful emailer. Ok maybe not but I have at least started addition 2 much to Kristy’s surprise. Ok so we left for the Greek Islands with our 8 new friends and headed for Santorini. Land of the blue domes. Sunset in Santorini have a look in Kaz sunnies So after a 6 hour boat ride across the Mediterranean I was climbing the wall with boredom. My ADD started to kick in and Kristy may have seen the writing on the wall that she is actually travelling with a child or a caged animal who doesn’t do long trips well. But we made it to Santorini ... read more
Athens Karen Bowden Another easy flight to Athens and another early start, the train systems in Athens are brilliant, very easy to get around anywhere in the city. with a slight hiccup with hotels which was fixed more easily then us getting lost a few times and me successfully running over a pigeon with my baggage on day one, we chilled out looked through a huge archaeological museum, and a play with kaz new video camera. Day 2 saw us walking up to the acropolis which for kaz and I was much deeper then either of our Greek history would take us, very overwhelming and quite surreal that we were standing in the middle of Athens and over looking the ruins of the acropolis, Hadrian’s arch, roman invasions and so very much more, (sorry Leah ... read more