As the end of my one year maternity leave loomed, the idea came to me that L and I should take a trip together just the two of us. As the time drew to an end, I was conscious of how lucky I was to have had the time with L and that it was […]
After spending a week in Rio for the Olympics, we knew that we would want the second week of our holiday in Brazil to be about pure relaxation. We asked a Brazilian friend for her tips and she recommended we visit Pipa, a small relaxed beach town in the North East, close to Natal. The […]
Since we’ve been back, a few people have asked about our favourite place on the trip so I thought I would sit down and reflect on our favourite places and experiences over the 24 weeks that we were away.
From Las Vegas, we headed back to the coast, to the city of Santa Barbara. Santa Barbara is a small city about 90 miles North of LA and is described as the American Riviera due to its climate and well off population. We stayed at the Simpson House Inn bed and breakfast, a converted house […]
Okunoshima is a small island in the Japanese inland sea which we visited for a day from Hiroshima. During WW2, it was chosen as the site for the Japanese army to develop chemical weapons and huge amounts of mustard gas and tear gas were produced here. That’s not why we went though. We went because […]
We visited Nara, another former capital, as a day trip from Osaka. It’s a bit closer to Kyoto but as Nara is all about temples, we decided we needed a break between temple visiting in Kyoto and Nara.