My favourite houses – spotted on our Monday morning walk
Bruges was on the travel wish list for quite a while. Belgium is one of the closest European countries to us and I’d heard tales of this perfectly preserved medieval city that was small enough to visit in a weekend. As a Christmas present to Paul I booked flights and a hotel for the first weekend in December, the aim of the visit was to relax before silly season got underway and to start to get ourselves in the festive spirit.
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Las Vegas is the complete polar opposite of everything Paul and I like to experience when we travel; it’s crowded, loud, brash and over the top – and yet we absolutely love it. We’ve visited 3 times now but never for more than a few days and I think that’s why our trips have been so successful. It IS like Disneyland for grow-ups but it has an expiry date for me and I definitely couldn’t spend longer than a few days there. We’ve learned what we like, what we don’t like and how to make the most of a limited amount of time.
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The Humber Bridge
February’s ‘Take 12 Trips’ was somewhat more glamorous than what we had initially planned so we were a bit more budget conscious when planning what to do in March. We decided to stay close to home and just have a day trip out one weekend to save some pennies. As Paul sat mocking a friend of ours about her home town one night over dinner, the lightbulb moment happened. We would head off to the city of Hull for the day!
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Brooklyn Bridge Park on a gorgeous Saturday morning
New York City was our first visit to the United States just 4 years ago when Paul took me as a lovely birthday gift one freezing cold February. What is staggering to me is that in the 4 years since we’ve spent 5 months travelling around this great country and no matter how much of it we’ve seen there is nowhere in this vast land quite like the Big Apple. In our first visit we tried to cram in as much as possible, rushing around with wide eyes marveling at all the places we’d seen on countless movies and TV shows. The second time around couldn’t be more different.
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Looking down on La Paz
In between epic outdoor adventures we spent quite a lot of time city hopping in Bolivia. For people that enjoy wide open spaces and the peace of the countryside this is quite rare for us. We were longing to escape to quieter places toward the end but it was great to see 3 very different examples of Bolivian cities.
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Our spectacular road trip through Cafayate Gorge
Today the North West of Argentina is by no means off the tourist radar but it still gets skipped over by a huge amount of people on their way from Bolivia or Chile to Mendoza and Buenos Aires. We had limited time in Argentina so decided to head due west from Puerto Iguazu and base ourselves in Salta Province for a few days. It was a great trip and the first time we felt like we were experiencing the Argentina we had hoped for.
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