Friday, 29 November 2013

Farewell Espana

Spent a wonderful time in Neja, at Jori’s seafront apartment, enjoying the delights of free tapas with every drink. We visited the Nerja caves, discovered in 1959 by 5 boys who were exploring some of the local caves and stumbled upon some of the largest chambers in Europe and the biggest stalactite column in the world!

We then headed to Granada for a few days to sample the wonderful Moorish and Andalusian architecture of the Alhambra and Albacin, followed by live flamenco during our evening meal, washed down with, of course, more beer and tapas!

Next, a 5 hour bus ride to Madrid watching The Simpsons in Spanish (El Simpsona). A truly impressive city, the largest in the world without a major river running through it, we only had time for an evening’s wander (and more tapas) before heading to the airport the next morning.

Thanks so much to Jori for looking after us in the Costa del Sol, a wonderful relaxing start to our journey.

So after a week of Iberian ham, chorizo, jamon, olives and sangria, Thailand here we come, via Moscow, the gateway to the Orient!?!

Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Adios Espana

At Madrid airport now ready for our flight to Bankok via Moscow!!

A few choice pics attached from our time in Spain. Thanks so much to Jori for looking after us at Nerja on the Costa Del Sol.

Smallest bath in the world......

Smallest bath in the world discovered in Madrid! I know the Spanish are short but this is ridiculous!!

Thursday, 21 November 2013

A blessing from the man himself!!

"....and we could drive 6000 miles and we could drive 6000 more....."

We've had a fantastic time catching up with over 85 family and friends all over the UK over the past 2 months and have clocked up some 6000 miles of driving during that time.  The attached map shows our approximate routes and stop overs. Thank you so much to everyone for providing us with a bed, food, water, maybe something stronger!! and fantastic company it has been a wonderful experience.

You'll be happy to know that we have now left the country and won't be surprising you on your doorstep any time in the near future!!

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

We're outa here!

At airport and on our way. Thanks Mikey for the lift! Missing you all already!

Tuesday, 19 November 2013


So here we go!! It's taken a while to get from a house load of stuff, to a car load, then a boot full and at last just 2 backpacks!!

Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Hello and welcome to Sarah and Chris's travel blog. Please come and join us on our journey over the next few days, weeks and months as we ditch the baggage of our modern western lives and take the plunge into the unknown!

"The pessimist complains about the wind;
 the optimist expects it to change;
 and the realist adjusts his sails."                  William Arthur Ward

So, climb on board, as we adjust our sails and steer our ship towards the eastern horizon!