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Hello Adventurous World!

Hello Adventurous World!

Over a glass of wine a few months back my wife and I sat reminiscing about all the far-flung place we’ve visited over the years — and once we started everything came flooding back. Things we had completely forgotten about popped into our heads from nowhere. We sat here laughing to ourselves at the ridiculous things that had happened, the crazy situations we found ourselves in and the amazing people that we met.

We’ve been on some amazing journeys and with them come some incredible stories and memories to match, most of which now only live on in our heads. The problem is, as time passes, we start to forget. So we’ve decided to start this new blog and fill it up in retrospect, with photos, videos, diaries and memories of old, before they are lost forever to old age.

It’s early days, but there are already a smattering of stories from various moments over the years. If you fancy reading about what went in to cycling from London to Paris; where our love of Nepalese Momos came from; or our encounter with a miniature badly driven police car, then please hang around.

And there’s so much more still to come. I rarely exaggerate, but if you’re interested in reading about my night with an alligator sized gecko in Cambodia, stay tuned. Or how about tales of us drinking “special” tea in India; accidentally setting fire to a restaurant in Edinburgh; being offered hookers and heroin in Turkmenistan; or ducking under the border fence into Russia for an illegal money exchange while a soldier pointed his Kalashnikov at us.

Think all this sounds too bizarre? Welcome to Our Adventurous World!

Some stories to get you going

Valle de la Luna

Valle de la Luna

Moon Valley was given its name by Neil Armstrong for looking like the surface of the moon — if anyone should know it is Mr A. himself, although it is…

La Paz

La Paz

To put it simply, our time in La Paz was far too short — we could have easily spent two or three days here, but instead we had a mere…

Isla del Sol

Isla del Sol

Isla del Sol is an island of peace and tranquillity in the Bolivian south of Lake Titicaca. We arrived by boat from Copacabana to the ancient Incan 'temple of the…

The Uros Islands

The Uros Islands

When I was a child I read about islands that were made of reeds and floated on a lake somewhere in the depths of South America. The name of the…

Sillustani

Sillustani

Forty minutes from Puno and Lake Titicaca, perched on a hill overlooking Lake Umayo, sits the pre-Incan cemetery of Sillustani. With its chimney like structures you could be forgiven for…

Cusco

Cusco

Our plan for Cusco was to kick back in a nice hotel, relax, and take it easy, while letting our bodies gently adjust to 3,400 metres of altitude, before we…

Agricultural Terraces of Moray

The Terraces of Moray

On the way into the sacred valley we stopped off at the Maras salt mine, and on the way back we stopped off at Moray. Like Maras, the ruins at…

Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu

Having travelled half way around the world, by train, plane and automobile, I was worried that Machu Picchu wouldn't live up to the hype and would be overcrowded & underwhelming…