Indonesia Island Hopping

Ijen Volcano, from our travels around Indonesia

Indonesia is the world’s largest island country with an estimated population of over 261 million! Over 5 weeks, our goal was to visit the best known of the islands including Java, Bali, Flores and Sumatra.

Flying visit to Singapore and Kuala Lumpur

Big Three of Singapore, Sentosa & Malaysia

Both firmly country folk not city lovers, however, arriving from Thailand we looked forward to the first world comforts we felt Singapore had to offer.

All Smiles in Thailand

Asian Elephant Close Up

Thailand is a victim of its own virtue’s as tourists have invaded, but if you put in the effort then Thailand is one of our favourite places in the world.

Australia – The Land Down Under

Dora at home on Australian Beach

Campervan Adventure up Australia’s East Coast over 3 months. Taking in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Cairns and Darwin.

New Zealand’s South Island – Kia Ora

New Zealand, South Island

New Zealand’s South Island is such a beautiful place with its colossal landscapes & sense of adventure. We had one month to explore these beautiful islands.

New Zealand’s North Island – Sweet as Bro!

New Zealand, North Island

New Zealand at last, hurrah, we’re going to see the home of the Hobbits, bizarre wildlife, friendly people and epic landscapes! We had high hopes that New Zealand would be a breath of fresh air and familiarity for the next leg of our trip…

Clouds of Machu Picchu

Clouds of Machu Picchu in Peru

Being in Peru, Machu Picchu was not a sight we were going to miss. The trip also happened to coincide with a couple of Aldridge birthdays! Michael and his dad both share a birthday and with Malcolm visiting us for his 60th, the day had to be a memorable one! What’s more memorable than checking off another ‘Wonder of the World’ eh?!

Rurrenabaque – Wetlands Rainforest

Caiman Rurrenabaque Bolivia

Visiting the Amazon Rainforest was high up on our list of things to see in South America. Many people assume Brazil is the place to go when planning their Amazon adventure. But in reality the Amazon basin extends to Bolivia, Columbia, Ecuador and Peru. Bolivia is just as biologically diverse and also the cheapest! Perfect, here we come, Amazon!

Riding the World’s Most Dangerous Road

Death Road Mountain Biking Ride

The Death Road, was, until 2009 the only road linking Bolivia’s capital city La Paz and Coroico in the North East. A wonderfully picturesque, 64 km super narrow road carved through the mountains. Featuring delightful 1,000 m+ sheer drops. In 2006, one estimate suggested that 200 to 300 people were annually killed in road accidents, giving the road the title of the ‘World’s Most Dangerous Road’. In 2009 the new road linking the two cities was completed, leaving the Death Road for thrill seeking mountain biking enthusiasts like us to conquer.

Reflections on the Bolivian Salt Flats

Bolivian Salt Flats Perspective

The Bolivian Salt Flats have long been high up on our list of things to see in South America. With the fascinating expanse of bright white and flawless reflections, we were eager to see them for ourselves. But, despite best efforts, we couldn’t help but feel we were let down by our tour company and didn’t get the full Salt Flats experience.