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185
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581
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15
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Rainy days.  Click here to find posts relating to the weather. (47 posts)
63
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Otters spotted.  Click here to go to our website about otters: amblonyx.com
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...two travellers in search of the world's wildlife

You've stumbled on the blog of Matthew and Maureen, who travelled around the world for a year between July 2010 and July 2011.

We had a year of wonder, wildlife and a modest amount of adventure! Now we're back but we're still travellers at heart and will record all our journeys here.



 

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Actually in Croatia, in the coastal area, people do eat a lot of fish combined with vegetable like Swiss chord, as much as it maybe seams weird :) But, I see what's your point, it's really hard to find genuine local place anywhere in the world without getting to know locals, which can be hard in short time.

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Comment in A guide to staying at Sirena ranger station, Corcovado

by shortclaws on 14/03/14
Hi Cristian, sorry for the delay in replying. If you have organised a guide/tour for your trip to Corcovado, then ask them about tents. If you are travelling independently to visit Corcovado then you must bring your own tent. In fact, you must bring everything you need. Bottles of water are the only things for sale at[...]

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Hi there. Thanks for sharing this excellent information in there with all of us who dream of visiting Corcovado. I'm going there in April, but I'm confused. Do I need to bring my own tent or do they have tents available to hire there, meaning I don't have to carry my own.. Thanks! Cristian

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by shortclaws on 13/11/13
Hi James and Giulia! You live in Singapore? Lucky you! It was definitely one of our top-three favourite cities on our trip around the world. We do still update this website, but since we are not travelling we only update it when we go on trips. So the next update will be: Costa Rica, this winter, where we have a chan[...]

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by James and Giulia on 12/11/13
Hi Matthew and Maureen, We live in Singapore and, like you, we also love otters. We stumbled across your fantastic blog a few months ago and it has given us many ideas for planning our own trips to visit otters around the world. However, it makes us very sad that you no longer update this wonderful website. Please w[...]

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Hello, Would you be able to provide the name of where you hired the used car in Ecuador from? We are looking for a similar option and am having troubles. Thank you and happy travels!



 

Go Van Gogh!

Friday, November 4th, 2016

Last day in Amsterdam

Last day in Amsterdam

31 October 2016

Having a 9pm flight home basically gave us an entire day for exploring… and we did it again, we took full advantage of the day and ended up pooped. Not as warm as … >>


Rijksmuseum

Friday, November 4th, 2016

Old Dutch masters

Old Dutch masters

30 October 2016

It’s really rather splendid how all the major London museums are free to enter, with the option of leaving a contribution. If you’ve got an hour and happen to be in South Kensington, you … >>


Can you have too many canals?

Friday, November 4th, 2016

Amsterdam canals

Amsterdam canals

29 October 2016

The main memory I have of visiting Amsterdam as a teenage student was that it was a big, untidy, boring city with no real redeeming features apart from the strength of the beer. With hindsight, … >>


Amsterdam B&B

Friday, November 4th, 2016

28 October 2016

We arrived at almost 11pm last night, found our way to our B&B first time (The Collector, De Lairessestraat), and collapsed right in. Now it’s morning and I’ve just been into the red-and-white checkered kitchen to squeeze … >>


Fortress Vlad

Sunday, September 18th, 2016

The Transfagarasan Road

The Transfagarasan Road

13 September 2016

I’m not sure why Top Gear would have voted the Transfagarasan Road the greatest road in the world. Certainly, once you get to the top there are some amazing views back down the twisting … >>


Transylvanian day

Sunday, September 18th, 2016

Rasnov castle above the forests

Rasnov castle above the forests

12 September 2016

Wow… we packed a lot in today. We got from Magura all the way to Sibiu via the rustic part of Romania known as the “saxon lands” because saxon peasants were persuaded … >>


Splendid with a side of frustrations

Sunday, September 18th, 2016

Forests, fields and hills

Forests, fields and hills

11 September 2016

Villa Hermani is German run and decent lodgings (though, seriously, paying for WiFi?). The one thing we couldn’t do that they specialise in is a visit to a bear hide – just here … >>


Short long day

Sunday, September 18th, 2016

Fairytale castle of Peles

Fairytale castle of Peles

10 September 2016

Even though we started out of bed at 6am this morning, all we’ve had time to do in Romania is collect our hire car and drive to our first night’s lodging. We paused … >>