Month: July 2016

The writing’s on the wall

The writing’s on the wall

“Valparaiso, what an absurdity you are, how crazy: a crazy port. What a head of dishevelled hills, that you never finished combing. Never did you have time to dress yourself, and always you were surprised by life” Pablo Neruda Ramshackle Valparaiso, affectionately named ‘Valpo’, is […]

Off with your Head

Off with your Head

Rapa Nui (Easter Island) is shrouded in the mystery of times gone by. It is one of the world’s most isolated inhabited islands and is situated some 4,200km east of Tahiti and 3,700km from Chile. Its closest neighbouring island is the Pitcairn Islands just under […]

Just another day in Paradise

Just another day in Paradise

Moorea is Tahiti’s sister island located just thirty minutes away by ferry. Its main feature is its beautifully rugged mountain range, which gives the island a real Jurassic feel yet it’s surrounded by crystal clear water. How are these places real? We stayed with a […]

You can’t stop the waves but you can learn to surf

You can’t stop the waves but you can learn to surf

I went through a big surfer girl phase in my teens, buying into Roxy hoodies and Quicksilver boardies. I headed to Porthcawl on the weekends with my long board and truly believed that I would one day become a professional surfer just like Kate Bosworth […]

Beautiful Bora

Beautiful Bora

Butterflies began as we started our descent to one of the most beautiful islands on the planet. Even from high in the sky paradise is apparent everywhere you look. What makes Bora so special is that it’s totally surrounded by reef apart from in one […]

Second Hand Heaven

Second Hand Heaven

We decided that there would be no agenda in Auckland, so we just wandered, and then wandered some more. Auckland is home to incredibly good Vietnamese restaurants (which is where we spent a lot of our evenings) as well as a huge collection of brilliant […]

The Spiritual North

The Spiritual North

We made it up to the northern tip of New Zealand and boy am I glad we did. It’s beautiful. Spirit bay is such a special beach, it’s rural and rough but pretty and perfectly formed. The tannins from leaves dye the river water a […]