South Africa: the final chapter!

Sawubona…Hallo…Hello for the final time from SA 👋 (well technically we’re in Thailand right now!) We have had a very busy month! I really can’t believe our time in South Africa has come to an end.

After Jonny’s parents left us we got stuck back into volunteering. There was a day of depression after leaving the luxury of the Dugong Guesthouse 😧

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Khanya hospice & the big reunion with the Clarke’s!

Hellooo! Sorry for the lack of updates. Jonny and I managed to use up the hospices WiFi allowance within one week – we didn’t realise there was a limit 🙈🙈

Anywho…we have survived two weeks of volunteering ☑ to say we’re tired would be an understatement 😴 😴 we’re so not used to work!

So, what have we been up to?! (Apart from spending lots of time watching the really cute monkeys…)


Cute or what?!

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South Africa: PE to Umkomaas!

Sawubona from Umkomaas 👋

I thought I would do a post to update you on our final weeks in PE and the start of our volunteer journey in Khanya hospice.

Our final couple of weeks in PE were very chilled. We made the most of having absolutely nothing to do!

We spent a lot of time here…



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A look back at our travel highlights from 2015!

I know I said that my last post would be my final one for 2015 but it wouldn’t be the end of the year if I didn’t do a bit of reminiscing. So I thought I’d do a little round up of the main highlights since we started this journey in April.

In 9 months we have explored 8 different countries over three different continents 🌏🌍 We have flown 13 times ✈ Slept in 80 different beds, 2 tents ⛺ and a camper van 🚐

It was a difficult task trying to think of only a few highlights. As you can see I got a little carried away…
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Three Garly’s and a Clarke hit South Africa: Part 2

👋 Here’s part two of our South African adventure…

Port Elizabeth
On our first full day in PE it was super windy. We went down to the beach but the sand was getting blown everywhere so we left and headed for a look around the Boardwalk. My dad raided Billabong as there was a 40% off sale on! And then we had our first cheeky Nando’s for dinner 🍴❤

The next day we went to Kragga Kamma Game Park to see some of the wildlife SA is famous for. We spotted two of the Big 5 – rhinos & buffalo! We even saw a little baby rhino which was SO cute.
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Three Garly’s and a Clarke hit South Africa: Part One

Howzit from South Africa 👋 sorry for the long wait for this post – South African WiFi is possibly the worst we’ve experienced in 9months on the road (yep, even Laos has better WiFi than here!)

After leaving New Zealand we spent a couple of days recuperating in very hot & humid Bangkok! We didn’t do too much there other than chilling by the pool; eating lots; and almost getting our backs broken having a Thai massage (it was awesome!) It was so weird being back in Asia after 3 months away. I was back to being the whitest girl in town!


Our first taste of Christmas in the sun!


A very merry Bangkok Christmas!

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