Plettenburg Bay – South Africa

  Plettenberg Bay Between Mossel Bay and Port Elizabeth is the coastal town of Plettenberg Bay. We arrived at our next Air BnB which was called ‘Knysna Forest Retreat’, we hopped out the car and were warmly welcomed by our hosts Carla and Neels. Now before i go onto what we did whilst staying in…

Mossel Bay – Point Human Origins Tour

A 3 hour trip from Hermanus took us to the small town of Mossel Bay. Aswell as being a small stop of from Hermanus to Plettenburg Bay it is also the home of the ‘Humans point of origin’ tour. This was a one and a half hour tour taking you into the caves just on…

Hermanus Day 2 – Whale watching

For the first time whilst in South Africa Me and Charlie got a lie-in! Woohoo!! This was because we had gotten ourselves on a 3 o’clock whale watching boat trip and as Hermanus itself is quite small, we had pretty much explored the whole area 2 or 3 times over the day before! After rolling…

Cape Town To Hermanus Day 1

Cape Town to Hermanus Day 1 Just as we were getting used to Cape Towns quirky ways it was time to leave. With our little rental car fully loaded with our backpacks and various items Charlie has bought along the way, we were ready to drive to Hermanus!! Hermanus is a small sea-side town roughly…

Cape Town Day 5 – Robben Island

Another early start for us as we were off to Robben Island!! The island that homed the prison that Nelson Mandela was kept from 1964-1982!! We managed to get to the jetty about an hour and a half earlier than our ferry which gave us time to roam around, Charlie to do more shopping and…

Cape Town Day 4

Day 4 we got off to another early start and took a beautiful scenic road trip down to Boulders Beach in Simon’s Town. This is the place that you may have heard or seen before as being the beach in Africa that is FLOODED with African Penguins! I was pretty excited to go but Charlie…

Cape Town Day 3

Cape Town day 3 A bit of a slow day on our 3rd day in Cape Town, but definitely a gooden!! We started off with a short walk down the road to pick up our rental car!!! I had heard from a few people that hiring a car is one of the best ways to…

Cape Town Day 1 & 2

Cape town day 1 After 24 hours of solid travelling we had made it to Cape Town! We had previously booked to stay in an Air Bnb which was a first for us! We jumped in a taxi straight out of the airport and told the driver where we needed to go. He gave us…

South Africa

I thought I would take a bit of a break from blogging about my round-the-world trip as that was over 2 years ago now 😦 and start writing about our latest trip, South Africa!! As we are now both back home, I am back to work and Charlie is back to studying for her midwifery degree. This…

Thailand

Thailand Our next country on the list was Thailand, probably the biggest destination for backpackers in South East Asia and arguably one of the most popular in the world for all sorts of travellers! Thailand caters to everyone, from beautiful beaches and secluded islands popular with honeymooners and couples, to the capital Bangkok popular for…

Laos

Laos   Next on our list was little landlocked Laos. We had travelled overnight again on a coach from Siem Reap in Cambodia and arrived in Vientiane. Before arriving in Laos, admittedly none of us had done much research on the country and had just presumed that Vientiane, the capital city of Laos would have…

Siem Reap & Angkor

Siem Reap and Angkor   The big one! Let’s be honest if you’re planning on going to Cambodia then your biggest plan is to go to Angkor and see the famous Angkor Wat temple. For me it was a little bit different, although Angkor Wat was super high on my list of things to do…