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A walk in Andalusia – Ruta del Gollizno
After dropping the home owners off at Granada airport at the start of our most recent house sit in Spain … More
Our first month of being roving retirees
It’s been one month since we left Australia on our full time roving retiree lifestyle. How much has it cost…
We’re famous – well almost!!!
“How can you afford to travel full time??” friends and family have asked us. Well, part of the answer is in an article
What a year!!! (part 1)
Who knew that as we set off on November 5th 2015 what a wonderful, exciting, adventurous, enlightening, educational year it would turn out to be for us.
The Silver Temple
Chiang Mai has an abundance of Buddhist Wats but there are a handful that stand out as just that bit special. The Wat Sri Suphan, or silver temple, is one.
Medieval Villages of Catalonia
Spain’s north eastern region of Catalunya is overflowing with ancient medieval villages. On yet another glorious September day we took the car out to discover and explore what they had to offer.
The Volcanoes of La Gorratxa
Our last week on the Costa Brava saw us venturing further afield and heading inland, north west of Girona, to visit the Parc Natural de la Zona Volcànica de la Garrotxa. This park contains 40 volcanic cones, 20 basalt lava flows and numerous small medieval villages.
The Catalan coast of Spain and Cork??
After the winding drive along the rugged and spectacular Catalan coast of the Costa Brava we finally saw our destination – Tossa de Mar. The thing that immediately struck us was the walled ramparts and towers we could see on the promontory above the beach.
Girona and the Camino de Ronda (part 2)
Read about our walks on the Camino de Ronda – a walking trail that follows the Costa Brava coast from Blanes to Portbou just before the border with France.
Girona and the Camino de Ronda (part 1)
This week can be summed up in two words – bike riding.
From St Albans to the Via Verde…
We had a day to fill in having completed our last house sit in the UK looking after Trigger the Cocker Spaniel. On Monday we would be flying to Girona, Spain on the Costa Brava for our next house sit. We decided to spend the afternoon wandering around the northern London suburb of St Albans. It turned out to be a great decision.
A change in approach….
It’s been a while since I posted here. There are so many things we’ve seen and done on our 10 months away (so far) that I’d like to write about.
Andalucia, Spain – El Torcal Natural Park Reserve
Today we drove to Torcal de Antequera Natural Area. It is one of the most dramatic and exceptional karstic landscapes in Europe.
The Big Buddha – Hong Kong
Today we took a trip to Lantau Island to see the Big Buddha at Ngong Pong village
Bus from Chiang Mai to Sukhothai (same same but different!!)
This was our first experience of using the Thai bus system and by and large it was ok (once you work out where the buses leave from)
Living costs in Chiang Mai
How much does it cost to live in Chiang Mai? Read on to find out…
A Creative Vision
We stumbled across this fascinating place today on our way back from a walk up to Wat Pha Lat.
Finding an apartment in Chiang Mai
Our search for somewhere to stay started back in Australia in September 2015
Preparing for our Excellent Adventure…
Glenn, for many years, has had romantic ideas about spending 6 months living in a sugar cube house on a Greek Island and the remainder of the year living in Australia.
“It will never work! How can we afford it? Won’t we get bored? What about our house, jobs?” was my response.