Koh Tao: the end!

✋ Hiya from…NORTHERN IRELAND!!

Yep. We are home! Although you probably all know this by now! I still can’t quite believe our year of adventure is over. But all good things must come to an end 🔚

Our final week in Thailand consisted of a whole load of relaxation, snorkelling, more relaxation, too many mojitos, and oh yeah! an engagement 💍

As soon as we arrived in Bangkok we got the sleeper train to Koh Tao – we didn’t want to waste a minute of island time! We ditched our big backpacks in a hostel so we didn’t have much to carry. We chilled with a Singha before heading to the train station. The train turned out to be a pretty horrible experience 🚂👎 we seemed to have got stuck in the noisiest carriage EVER! It was impossible to get a decent sleep. But knowing Koh Tao was just a few hours away made it a little more bearable.

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Singha's at Lub D!

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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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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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Summerstrand!

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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!

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Our first taste of Christmas in the sun!


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A very merry Bangkok Christmas!

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New Zealand: Franz Josef to Christchurch

Kia ora for the final time from the land of the long white cloud. How fast did those 6 weeks go?!

We are really sad that our kiwi adventure is over. Yes, we moaned about the weather  a lot but we still had the best time in beautiful NZ.

Our final week was a pretty tame one in comparison to the previous 5. And that was mainly down to good old mother nature ☔☔

After Wanaka we hit the Haast Pass to go to Franz Josef. This was yet another stunning drive.
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