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Leaving Peru in style

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Leaving Peru in style

When the time came to leave Peru I was sad. I’d experienced a friendly and interesting culture, learnt a lot about nature and the Peruvian way of life and seen some of the best scenery I’ve ever come across. Peru is mountainous, tasty, hard work and relaxing all at the same time, and quite frankly we didn’t want to leave.

If we had to go though (which we did) we wanted to soak up the last of our time there by doing something quintessentially Peruvian. The only problem was that we didn’t know what that was. Gemma wasn’t keen on my suggestion to wear ponchos and become llama shepherds, although admittedly I was suggesting it more as a life choice than a last goodbye to Peru. So what to do… Read the rest of this entry

Lima or Miami?

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Lima or Miami?

Sometimes you arrive at a city and fall in love with it, sometimes you hate it and sometimes it surprises you in a way you’d never expected.

Lima is a long way south of Miami, it’s 7 or 8 (depending on which border you use) countries south of the US. But when you head to Miraflores you could be forgiven for thinking you’d missed your intended destination and arrived in the big, shiny states. Read the rest of this entry

3 courses… Eating spiders and ants

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3 courses… Eating spiders and ants

South East Asia is a Mecca for new and exciting foods. Between us we’ve eaten grasshoppers, mini oyster omelettes, raw crab, morning glory, rambutan, tarantula and ants. I videod most of it too! But then I accidentally deleted it.

However I did manage to save the footage of us eating tarantulas and ants… Gemma’s scared of spiders and that’s what makes this video one of my favourites! Read the rest of this entry

The expat experience

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The expat experience

We’d planned to go to Hanoi to visit our friend Tatch. He’s lived there for the past three years working as an English Teacher.  For us, this meant no thinking, no researching the best places to eat and not having to worry about finding accommodation. We were having a luxury experience – a tour guide without the awkward conversation. Read the rest of this entry

Man v’s food v’s Chaing Mai

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Man v’s food v’s Chaing Mai

When I was younger I used to have eating competitions with my mate Greg. I always lost, and what’s more, I always cared that I’d lost because at that age wagers like these were some of the biggest things happening in my life. And Greg always won because Greg’s a big fat fatty. Read the rest of this entry