11 Jul 2014
in Adventure, Education & Schooling, Family Gap Year, General, Looking Back, Photos, Top Experiences
Tags: Asia, Australia, Bali, Cambodia, China, going home, India, Japan, New Zealand, Pacific Ocean, second gap year, South East Asia, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Tonga, Vanuatu, Vietnam
11th July 2014. We’ve been two years on the road – 104 weeks, or 730 days – where has it gone?!!
Celebrating two years on the road with a ‘cake’ in the Barbie Cafe and a supper at Flavours restaurant, Taipei
And now we’re embarking on Year 3 …. But only for a month, then we’ll be home, which we all have mixed feelings about! Can’t wait to see all our friends and family, enjoy some home comforts and we’re pretty happy about enjoying (hopefully) a pleasant British summertime. More
30 Dec 2013
in Family Gap Year, Top Experiences
Tags: Chile, Easter Island, Isla De Pascua, Moai, pacific island hopping, Pacific Ocean, Rapa Nui
Easter Island sunset
We arrive in Easter island from Santiago on our first of many hops (well leaps) across the Pacific on our way to Australia and Asia. 3700km off mainland Chile, a 6 hour flight, part of Chile, Spanish name Isla de Pascua, indigenous name Rapa Nui, the same name given to the indigenous Polynesian population and local language.The population of 6700 live in the one peaceful, pretty town of Hanga Nui – with one main street and a handful of shops and cafes, mostly Rapa Nui people, though an increasing number of mainland Chilean people have settled here too. .
30 Aug 2013
in Family Gap Year, Looking Back
Tags: Cook Islands, Easter Island, Fiji, French Polynesia, New Zealand, Pacific Island, pacific island hopping, Pacific Ocean, Tonga, Vanuatu
Sorry we’ve been rather quiet for a few weeks and thanks for the check ups! We’re still alive, arrived safely in Sydney this week! We’ve spent 4 months crossing the Pacific. We’ve seen the tsunami warnings, dodged the earthquakes, survived the sharks and sea snakes, survived the 24 hour ferry crossings, even got by without much wi-fi(!) and now we’ve made it safely back from the summit of erupting Mt Yasur volcano. It’s been erupting almost continuously for over 800 years and we stood on its edge and watched it blow!
There she blows!
11 Jul 2013
in Adventure, Family Gap Year, Looking Back
Tags: agroventures, auckland, Cook Island, Kia Ora, New Zealand, Pacific Ocean, Shweeb, Southern Hemisphere, stardome, waitangi
Kia Ora! Hello, Greetings!
A year ago today we flew out of London, Heathrow on our way to Rio to begin our family gap year and round the world adventure! We’ve travelled for 365 days! We’re half way there, enjoying time in New Zealand.
Ready to fly – at Heathrow a year ago and in New Zealand today!
22 Feb 2012
in Family Gap Year, Preparations, Tips, Travelling
Tags: New Zealand, Pacific, Pacific Ocean, Round-the-world ticket, Santiago, South America, Travelling
Cheaper than a 747
A round the world ticket sounds like a great idea and is what every travel agent seems to suggest so are we sold on the idea?