Category Archives: Travel

After eating steamed maggots in the Ecuadorian Amazon and fried Tarantula in Cambodia, I thought I’d seen it all. When I moved to Arequipa last year though, my Peruvian friends told me about a mysterious drink I should try  – jugo de rana, or frog juice. I was both intrigued and disgusted by the thought of drinking Read More →

Since leaving the UK in 2011, Chris and I have been lucky enough to live in some of the most beautiful corners of the world. Whenever we find ourselves in a new location we try, to varying degrees, to learn at least some of the local language. We have tried to learn Spanish in South America, Read More →

If you have followed this blog for any period of time, you may have noticed that if I was a super-hero, my mortal weakness would be mountains – see here and here for earlier examples of my epic fails. So when Chris decided to attempt the Welsh Three Peaks Challenge last weekend, my head told me just Read More →

At his whim, the Governor stood on his balcony to select one of the 400 female slaves gathered below to be his ‘mistress’ for the day. A purpose-built staircases led directly from women’s dungeons straight to the Governor’s quarters. In return for being at the mercy of the Governor’s sexual fantasies, the terrified women received a proper Read More →

Chris and I have only been in Ghana for a few months but we’ve already been lucky enough to receive our first visitor. Anyone who has lived overseas for a while will know how exciting it is to be visited by someone from back home. It’s a little hard to explain why exactly, but I Read More →

Shortly before leaving the UK for Ghana, Chris managed to land a job with a great local NGO called the Ghana Health and Education Initiative (GHEI). As part of his induction to the organisation, in mid-March he paid a visit to the team’s headquarters in a village called Humjibre, Western Ghana. He returned from his Read More →

Welcome to Volunteering Abroad. In this series I’ll introduce you to some inspiring friends I’ve met on the road — friends who at some stage in their life have undertaken a long-term volunteer placement abroad. When we lived in Sucre, Bolivia, we met Adrien who at the time was volunteering with CUSO International, a Canadian development organization Read More →

Having just spent an afternoon at a tapas bar here in Ghana, I was suddenly flooded with fond memories of my beloved Arequipa – which reminded me that I’ve been meaning to share some more photos from my stay in Arequipa for a while now, before work rudely got in the way. As such below are some Read More →