Tiger on tour

Backpacking with a baby

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Life's a beach

On 20th January, we woke up in the Extended Suites Merida and I drove into the Old Town of Merida. I had no problems parking in a local...

Chilling in Chitzen Itza

After our pitstop in Valladolid, on Wednesday 19th January, we packed up and drove the 45 minutes to Chitzen Itza. I had planned to leave...

Mexico madness

On Monday 17th January, we had finally checked out of our Lisbon Airbnb and been dropped at the airport for our 5.30pm flight to Cancun....

Laughter in Lisbon

With Christmas and New Year out of the way and January looking positively bleak in the UK (not only the weather but so many friends had...

Cracking Krakow

A whole year in the planning (thank you Covid), finally on 1st October 2021 the plans were starting to be realised for Grandad's 2020...

Northern Great North Run pilgrimage

After last year's 'Great North Run Solo' where I ran around the half marathon distance on my own, thank God this year it was semi back to...

Triplets on tour, chocolate and castles

After our simply glorious breakfast at the Mason's Arms in Norham, on Sunday 25th July we drove to Durham (86 miles, about 2h), and on...

Stunning Scottish Sojourn

On Tuesday 20th July we set off from Dumfries for the hour's drive to Talla Reservoir, in the Scottish Borders. The reservoir which...

Lake District Alpacaly Ever After

On Sunday 18th July, we set off from Rylands Farm in Wilmslow to drive the 82 miles (about 1h30) to Kendal in the Lake District. I had...

Derbyshire Dales cable cars and caves

On 17th July, after we had our morning of fun at Birmingham's Legoland Discovery and Sealife Centre, we drove the 62 miles (1h20) to...

Chocolate, Lego and Penguins

On Friday 16th July, we set off from Frome for quite a long 109 mile (2.5h) drive to Cadbury World in Bourneville, near Birmingham....

From Pompey to roaring with lions

It seemed like a very long time since we were in Ethiopia back in January so by the time July rolled around, we were both quite desperate...

Ethiopia tips and tricks for babies

So, having just returned from backpacking (and I lose this term very loosely) around Ethiopia with an almost two year old, I thought I...

Last hurrah in Addis

As the UK had brought in the rule that from 4am on 18th January I had to have a covid negative test to board our flight (we were landing...

Amazing Mursi tribes in South Omo

On Tuesday 12th January, after our very pleasant pitstop in Addis, we were back at the airport for the 10.25 flight to Jinka. I'd booked...

Hooray for Harar

On 9th January we took the 12.30pm flight from Lalibela to Addis Ababa. This time we didn't have to worry about rushing through Addis...

Ethiopian Christmas Day in Lalibela

On Wednesday 6th January, we left from Gondar to Lalibela. Slightly frustratingly, at the last minute I spotted a direct flight between...

Gondar groove

On 4th January, we packed up and left the Winn Hotel in Bahir Dar for the long, but beautiful, drive to Gondar. There are various sites...

Blue Nile Falls

This morning, 3rd January, my cunning plan to wear earplugs almost thwarted the 4am singing but Tiger woke up hot so I changed her nappy...

Island monastery hopping

At 9am this morning, 2nd January, we met up with Eddie our new guide for the next 3 days. I had agreed with him a price of $325 dollars...

 

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