Dubai and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) were the first stop on our World Trip. There’s much more to do in the UAE, even for the adventurous traveller, than the swanky modern urban metropolises of Dubai and Abu Dhabi. We were visiting and staying with a “local” — our friend Simon — which made it even more fun. Continue reading “Dubai and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) // World Trip Days 1 to 5”
Learning to dive was on of our top priorities at the beginning of our world trip so we could dive in other destinations throughout the year. After a busy start to our year away travelling we finally arrived in Koh Lanta, Thailand.
On our 6th day of travelling I’m sitting on our friend Simon’s balcony in Ras Al-Kaimah and find myself still not quite prepared for what’s lying ahead of us. Continue reading “A year travelling abroad – How to prepare?”
Arenal has a lot on offer for travellers with its national park, Costa Rica’s biggest lake, natural hot springs and abundance of water sport activities. The still active volcano looms large on all horizons, waiting patiently for it’s next eruption. Continue reading “Exploring Arenal, Costa Rica”
After spending a couple of days at Arenal, La Fortuna we made our way to the picture-famous Hanging Bridges located within the Monteverde Cloud Forest. Located only 25-30 km south-west from the hot and dry Arenal area Monteverde amazes with its contrasting lush, green forests and tropical plants. We stayed for 3 nights/2 days which was a good amount for us but you could easily stay a couple of days longer too. Continue reading “Exploring Monteverde Cloud Forest”
We didn’t choose Costa Rica on its strength as a snorkelling destination but were hopeful of squeezing some in during our week-long stay at Playa Hermosa, Guanacaste. Continue reading “Snorkelling in Costa Rica, is it any good?”
June is the start of the rainy season in Costa Rica so it can be hard to know what footwear to pack. A multitude of footwear options is essential. This is the footwear we found worked best. Continue reading “5 footwear tips for Costa Rica in rainy season”
Arriving at San José airport the first thing you notice is the heat, and then the rather pleasing fact that unlike a major UK airport you don’t have to negotiate several miles of terminal to make your exit. Continue reading “Arriving and spending the first night in Costa Rica”
A sport-fishing cum snorkelling trip is one of the more unlikely activities we found ourselves doing in Costa Rica, but boy was it worth it!! Cue giant fish, leaping dolphins, leaping turtles, breathtaking views, and some fisherwoman’s luck.
Since last year’s trip to Indonesia we’d been super keen to get somewhere a little further afield and Costa Rica seemed like the perfect place combining luscious tropical forests with rugged volcanic landscapes and two large coastlines. Top this all off with a reputation for eco-tourism and an abundance of wildlife to gawk at and we’d booked our flights. Below you’ll find our 2 week itinerary during the rainy season (June) plus an optional diversion.