A pair of wheels for this weeks challenge. On the right is the famous Falkirk Wheel in Falkirk, Scotland. This unique design connects the Union Canal and the Forth and Clyde Canal. A masterpiece of engineering. On the left is a wheel of cinnamon and apple turnovers that we enjoyed at the Hopewell Lodge in […]
On seeing this week’s Photo Challenge Topic both Karen and I both said at once: “Boudhanath Stupa” While exploring this marvellous building we were enthralled by the multi-coloured Tibetan Flags that adorned it’s four corners.
In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Broken.” For centuries a chain of fortifications kept the inhabitants of Greater China safe from attack from the Mongol Hordes. Today it lies mostly in ruins – scavenged to almost nothing. This was one of the towers at a section of the Great Wall at Jinshangling.
The sand is so soft on Whitehaven Beach in the Whitsundays it makes you want to jump for joy!
One of the biggest challenges on our trip to date was the trekking in Nepal. This was an ever bigger challenge for John who was suffering from Kathmandu Belly! At one point we thought only half of JK would reap the reward of making it to the Summit in Poonhill. But stubbornness won over and […]
Weekly Photo Challenge: Rule of Thirds
Taken from outside a random temple in Chiang Mai.
If you have partaken of our Fun Stats page, you will have noticed a list of Football Clubs on the bottom. To keep the mind occupied while we do nothing John has decided to count the Jerseys he has seen. This has been tough as there are so many fake jerseys around but using his […]
This week’s Photo Challenge is Dreamy. Based on this I thought of somewhere we had been on this trip that felt like we were in a dream. Everywhere has been a wee bit surreal but the closest place to a dreamscape is the Huangshan Mountains in Southern China. (These were the mountains as shown in […]
In the medieval town of Bhaktapur in central Nepal there was a toilet door in an inn. Amongst the usual suspects of language describing what was beyond the portal was a small sign that said “Leithreas”. This is Gaelic – the indigenous language of Ireland – where John hails from!
Out of water, I am nothing Duke Kahanamoku
As we board the flight to Perth we have realised that it is just over 7 months travel in Asia that has just been completed. To commemorate this here is some Top 7 lists of our incredible journey so far. (n.b Each item has a link to that post!) Written by John AND Karen! […]
This weeks Photo Challenge was ZigZag. This was a tough one but inspiration eventually came… A tree growing in the Chi Lin Nunnery in Hong Kong is this week’s choice. This place is really awesome if you are ever in Hong Kong. It’s also fairly quiet as you have to travel to get here.