Steve and Kelly are from England.
They decided to travel the world, and why not!
They started in the USA and went around North America then headed to Central and South America, New Zealand, Australia and Asia.
Quite a lot to see and not enough time to do it, but they just about managed it.
Enjoy it. We did.
February 10th 2009
So we left Bangkok on an over night bus (please let this be the last time we do an over night bus!) and arrived just outside the border in the early hours of the morning. We sorted out our visa over a coffee and were taken across, no major problems except I almost couldn’t get into the country as I don’t have any blank pages on my passport any more in which to get a visa! The guy managed to squeeze it onto the very last page just behind the emergency details bit. I don’t think that page can be used for visa or stamps, but he did it anyway. Ah, who cares! Half an hour later we arrived into Laos’s capital city Vientiane. We went hunting for a place to stay and as usual the ... read more
February 3rd 2009
When we arrived from Vietnam, the plan was to head straight to a beach to get some sun bathing time as it was important to have a decent looking tan for when we got home. First we decided to head to Koh Tao, which is a small island just off the east coast that’s known for it’s diving and beautiful beaches. We got a night bus (again!!) down to the port where the ferry leaves. It arrived at 4am, two whole hours before we could catch a boat to the island (why do they do that?). Eventually we set off and arrived into Koh Tao at around 10:30. Accommodation wasn’t cheap but eventually found a scummy looking place that fitted our budget - remember we don’t have much money left so we are trying to be ... read more
January 15th 2009
After spending new years eve in Bangkok we headed for the Cambodian border at Trat and after getting ripped off for our visas were soon on the road to Sihanoukville, a beach town on the south coast. Our main reason for going there was because we had heard about a place called Lazy Beach. It’s on an island called Koh Rong a few hours boat ride off the coast of Sihanoukville with nothing but 10 bungalows a bar/restaurant and a beautiful ‘lazy’ beach. We managed to get a cancellation booking which turned out to be pretty lucky as the place was booked out for weeks in advance. So the next morning we were on the beach with all of our stuff waiting for the boat to take us over. The boat couldn’t get too near to ... read more
December 28th 2008
After what seemed like years of planning we finally made it over to Western Australia to stay with Amy & Ethan. It was luxury to be picked up from the airport and delivered to a nice comfy room and a home cooked dinner! We deliberately timed it so we could spend Christmas there and were fortunate enough to be invited to Amy’s Christmas Party, I was to accompany an old guy that turned out to be originally from Chatham and Steve was set up with the cleaning lady! But with free dinner and booze who is to argue! Feeling in the Christmas spirit we headed out the next day to get a Christmas Tree (which the boys had to cut down themselves!) We arrived in Bunbury (where they live) in time for the crabbing season, so ... read more
November 17th 2008
We arrived into Darwin and man was it hot and humid. We checked into our rubbish hostel only to find out it was burgled the night before, nice comforting thought. Very early the next morning we started our tour round Kakadu National Park. We jumped in the back of a Toyota 4x4 with a few other people and made our way down. Our first stop was at the Adaleide River, to try to find crocodiles and hopefully feed them. We got on a small boat and cruised up the river. Within about two mins two crocs were following us. The boat driver rambled on in the background telling us really interesting facts such as “oh yes, crocs will eat just about anything.. including you..... and me of course!” with a really corny laugh thrown in, whilst ... read more
October 29th 2008
We arrived into Sydney on the night the local rugby team - Manly, beat their arch rivals Melbourne for the first time in many years with a score of 40 - 0, also it being a bank holiday weekend everyone was very drunk. The streets were awash with football fans and party goers. We found a room in a massive party style hostel (which was terrible). We got out as fast as we could the following day to find something better. We probably only spent about three days in Sydney. Straight away we realised that we were going to run out of money pretty quickly unless we really started to budget properly. First thing we did was re work our budget... no more fancy meals for us... cheapo noodles and baked beans for a while. We ... read more
October 5th 2008
We had a beautiful crossing through Queen Charlotte Sound, the sun was shining and not a cloud to be seen. Unfortunately this wasn’t the case for most of the time in the south island though. First stop was Abel Tasman national park in the north, a bit of a wasted drive really because when we got there the weather was so bad that we just turned round and headed back the way we came. This was ok though because we headed to Marlborough and visited some of the vineyards and tasted some of their fine wines instead. There are a couple of glaciers on the west coast of the south island, the Franz Josef Glacier and the Fox Glacier, we stopped in the town of Franz Josef. The plan was to wake up early the next ... read more
September 6th 2008
After a 13 hour flight from Santiago we arrived in Auckland. Due to the fact that we crossed the international date line we managed to lose a day. Luckily it was only a Sunday! So we arrived at 4am. Not much happening at that time of the morning on a Monday in New Zealand so we had to wait around for things to wake up. We took the few hours we had to wait to get online and look for accommodation. Luckily New Zealand is very geared up for tourism. There is a very helpful section of the airport dedicated to tourism, we picked up about a million brochures and flyers with discounts galore. The tourist office booked our first couple of nights for us at a lovely hostel in Auckland, right in the trendy part ... read more
August 1st 2008
We liked the location and price of the hostel we stayed in last time so we booked back into the Art Hostel in San Telmo. Didn’t do too much again - Buenos Aires is an easy place to chill. We did manage to do some more sight seeing though and eat a lot more steak! We went to Recoleta which is this graveyard, but no ordinary grave yard, it’s like a small city with massive tomb like buildings that house coffins of famous people (a bit of a morbid tourist attraction I know ) but everyone goes to see where Eva Peron (Evita) is buried - and it’s free! We killed more time buy shopping for gifts and hanging around different parts of the city. Finally, deciding that enough was enough we departed Buenos Aires and ... read more
July 23rd 2008
Brazil was not originally in our plans because of its sheer size we knew we were not going to get to see much in the time we had, plus we knew it was going to put us way over budget (and it did), but we were so close to the border at Iguazu that we could not resist. So we crossed over the boarder and went to the Brazillian side of the falls. Very impressive once again, much better view of the whole thing. After spending a few hours there we were dropped off at the bus station in Foz du Iguazu (Brazillian side) to catch yet another bus, this time to Campo Grande - our starting point into The Pantanal. The Pantanal The Pantanal is the world’s largest area of wetlands, although not too wet ... read more