Ever wanted to travel the world long-term without an end date in sight? Well we did (no, not me and the friendly lady I met at Tiananman square, my boyfriend and I). Unsatisfied with ‘normal’ life and feeling like there had to be something more than unfulfilling jobs, a mortgage and mounting bills, we sold it all to travel the world and follow our passions – travelling, writing and taking pretty pictures.
That’s Tyrhone, my boyfriend (In the blue T-shirt…)
In February we set off with only the stuff on our backs and a very vague plan: travel the world for as long as we want to, for as little as comfortably possible. Okay, it hasn’t all been comfortable (bed bugs in Laos and public toilets in China spring to mind) but it has been one hell of an adventure!
After six months in Asia, we headed to Mexico. We were there for a whole three months, swimming, exploring ancient ruins, and eating our body weight in guacamole whilst we waited to see if the world would end.
It didn’t! So in January, 2013 I participated in the in The Rickshaw Run India, driving 3500 KM across the country in a three-wheeled glorified lawnmower that broke down continuously (I wanted to do something interesting before the doomsdayers came up with another end-of-the-world prediction for me to worry about).
That’s us, smiling because the world DIDN’T END! And you know what that means? More Tacos!