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Home
Days adrift.  Click here to see our best and worst experiences so far.
3005
Number of flights.  Click here to go to the itinerary page.
35
Bus, train and taxi rides.  Click here to see all posts relating to transport. (56 posts)
185
Miles walked.  Click here to see all posts relating to walking and trekking. (43 posts)
581
Countries visited.  Click here to see what we think of them. (14 posts)
15
Number of species spotted.  Click here to go to our wildlife page.
1157
Photos taken.  Click here to go to the photo gallery. (93 posts)
13288
Rainy days.  Click here to find posts relating to the weather. (49 posts)
63
Number of times scammed.  Click here to read all about it!  (2 posts)
1
Otters spotted.  Click here to go to our website about otters: amblonyx.com
45
 
...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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by Flora on 21/11/17
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by dee on 18/04/15
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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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



 

Baltic – done

Thursday, September 20th, 2018

8 September 2018 Our flight home wasn’t until 7pm (actually not until 7:50pm but let’s ignore that bit of bad book-keeping that led to yet another hour loitering around Vilnius’ very boring airport), so we still had most of a day available! We did toy with the idea of sweltering in and out of the » » »


Vilnius Exploration Day

Thursday, September 20th, 2018

7 September 2018 Our last full day was Vilnius Exploration Day. And we explored hard! We started with cake, the breakfast of champions. Then we went for a ramble around the old town, taking in the cathedral, the ducal palace, some fine baroque architecture and many, many churches. I really like the old Basilian church » » »


Bomb shelter

Thursday, September 20th, 2018

6 September 2018 I’m really tickled by our bomb shelter apartment in Vilnius. It has perhaps the most grotty entrance to a deluxe apartment that you could imagine. The street door is covered in graffiti, and the walls of the building are crumbling. Inside the door is a hallway and stairwell of crumbling concrete with » » »


Flat Baltic

Monday, September 17th, 2018

5 September 2018 In the fifteenth century, at the height of its power, the Grand Duchy of Lithuania held the largest territory in Europe. For a couple of hundred years this little country was one of the big players on the European stage. That’s good going. Our first couple of hours driving through the north » » »


Rural Latvia

Monday, September 17th, 2018

4 September 2018 So we have a speeding ticket. Well, our car rental guy did warn us about the cameras. But I’m at a loss as to how to avoid a ticket, when the signs coming in and out of villages and towns are so… absent. I’ve spent the day trying to very carefully obey » » »


Art Nouveau

Monday, September 17th, 2018

3 September Let me show you the Party Bike. This is a nonsensical thing. Basically, up to ten people sit around a bar on wheels and provide pedal power to move it. The driver steers it. Everyone drinks lots of alcohol. There are special holes cut in the bar to put your drink in so » » »


Sigulda to Riga

Monday, September 17th, 2018

2 September 2018 So of course we visited Sigulda on the day of a massive nationwide cycling event to be held in the little town. Which meant that after visiting the castle and Krimulda, it then took fifteen minutes to get out of the car park as the whole race cycled past, and then we » » »


Canoedeling

Monday, September 17th, 2018

1 September 2018 Today we had a lovely day in Gauja National Park. We started mega-early, before breakfast, with a walk at 7am. Over the hill beyond the apple orchard there’s a wood-cloaked valley where the Amata River flows, and there’s a good trail right along its length. So we tramped through sunny woodlands with » » »