Why is it called the 'Garden Route' anyway? - Garden Route Road Trip #1 July 30th 2013 Cage diving with sharks - check
Whale watching - check
= two bucket list items ticked off. Now what else was there....
Ah yes, the road trip.
Hire car - check
Kate's parents with us - check
On Kris' 34th birthday, we set off on our road trip along the Garden Route. This stretch of road goes along the sout ... read more
Africa » South Africa » Western Cape » Plettenberg Bay After the British seized the Cape of Good Hope area in 1806, many of the Dutch settlers (the Boers) trekked north to found their own republics. The discovery of diamonds (1867) and gold (1886) spurred wealth and immigration and intensified the subjug... ... read more
It started in November 2006, when we quit our jobs, rented out our house, sold our belongings and set off in search of adventure in South East Asia.
Backpacking around SE Asia followed, along with working with elephants in Pattaya, a TEFL course in Thailand, teaching in Bangkok, Madrid, Bournemouth....
"Where next?" you might ask.
Well, the pull of the East was too great, so we hot-footed back to Thailand, and then onto Vietnam.
We spent a year teaching in a language centre in Haiphong in the North of Vietnam. Then we went searching for the bright lights of the big city and taught ... full info