On the last day of May we finally got internet in our new house! (Only been two months.) I’m hoping that this excellent turn of events will do wonders for my productivity, and not just for the amount of time … Continue reading Month in Review: May 2017
Is there anybody out there? (You should imagine this said as by the man rowing the rescue lifeboat in Titanic. You know?) So I’ve been a bit absent. Currently having no internet at home is my best excuse. Also busy, … Continue reading Month in Review: March/April 2017
A new format for the update post this month. Since we’ve settled in Christchurch for the foreseeable, I figured listing how many days we’ve spent in each place would become horribly dull. Also the Christchurch section would begin to read … Continue reading Month in Review: February 2017
I’m abandoning my normal format this month’s update… because we spent 29 out of 31 days in the same place. Mad. It’s been about 18 months since that happened, what with 15 months of travel, and various work and social … Continue reading January Update: Staying put
In December we finally reached the end of the first leg of our travels, and arrived in Christchurch (on New Zealand’s South Island) where we plan to live for the next year or two. It’s been a long old journey … Continue reading December Update: Hanging up our backpacks
So, it’s been a while. A few reasons for this, but the most exciting one is, drumroll please… Salt With Your Coffee has a new home! You can now find us at saltwithyourcoffee.com. As with any new home, the decor … Continue reading November Update: A new home!
Big news this month is that we spent almost half of it in one place, for the first time since April! We’ve been doing a lot of hanging out with family and general normal stuff, as well as a few short … Continue reading October Update: On the road again
Today marks the end of our first year on the road. In 365 days we’ve visited seventeen countries and two sort-of-countries (Hong Kong and Macau), sort-of-visited another country (North Korea), crossed over two more (France and Belgium), and sailed in … Continue reading One year travelling round the world: thoughts on our first trip anniversary
September has been a strange month for us. We left Asia after more than ten months of wandering, and in some ways it was not with a bang but with a whimper. We were loath to take the first flight of our now nearly year long trip, and doing so lent a weird disconnected feel to our last few days on Asian soil. I’ve become so used to the gradual, comprehensible slide from one place to another than overland travel creates. To hop from Hanoi to Hong Kong in less than two hours left me with a sense of not really being here and now, and of my presence being temporary. Just an interlude in my real life. Continue reading “September Update: off on an Aussie road trip!”
Exciting news! We are boarding our cargo ship first thing tomorrow morning, so we’re off to Australia! Aaaaaaah!
I’m writing sat out on the terrace at our hostel for tonight, the YHA Jockey Club Mount Davis, which has a spectacular view of the harbour, outlying islands, and the Hong Kong skyline. We’re having one of those moments that travel is all about. Everything seems well with the world, we have a spectacular view, each other, and impending adventure. And beer. Continue reading “Tomorrow’s the day!”
Keeping the blog up to date with our actual progress round the world has turned out to be nigh on impossible while we’re on the road. So in lieu of suddenly finding thirty extra hours in the week, I hereby inaugurate the saltwithyourcoffee monthly update.
We’ve spent most of August travelling slowly in Malaysia, as we tried to sort out our next big adventure: getting to Australia by boat. Continue reading “August Update: we’re catching a cargo ship!”
NB: because of the high emissions cruises produce we’re no longer taking this boat. There’s more here on the whys and wherefores of our decision. We need help! Please share on social media if you’d like to give us a hand on our travels. We’re doing our round the world trip without flying, which means we need to get creative for some of the trickier (wetter) legs of the journey. On the 27th of August 2016 a P&O cruise leaves Singapore for Australia, and we’d like to be on it. The thing is we need one or two travel companions … Continue reading Help! Travel mate(s) needed