Monthly Archives: February 2013

A year on the road in photos…

February 28th, 2013 (48 Comments)

It’s 365 days since we stepped out of our empty London home onto the early morning streets of Peckham and made our way to Rio. Twelve months and twelve countries later, we’re in Mexico with no intention of stopping our travels. It’s been an epic year and, short of reading the blog in its entirety, […]

Walking on the moon and mars in San Pedro de Atacama

February 19th, 2013 (25 Comments)

San Pedro de Atacama is surrounded by surreal, other-worldy landscapes. In one direction, you can head towards Bolivia’s salt flats and a land of coloured lagoons and striped volcanoes. Travel to Argentina and you’ll pass a mountain of seven colours – or step just outside the town and you’ll find yourself in the Valle de […]

Photo of the week: flower power in Mexico

February 15th, 2013 (3 Comments)

Mexico is one of the most colourful countries I have been to – from the houses to the jewelry to the decor to nature itself. This picture captures a part of it, with the gorgeous orange of the flower contrasted against the bright blue door. I wish all countries were this cheerfully bright.

How do you up one on paradise? Discovering Yelapa…

February 13th, 2013 (12 Comments)

Every year I take Steve somewhere special for his birthday – a Kasbah in Morocco, a surprise Joanna Newsom gig in Budapest, a medieval turret in Tallin – somewhere that makes him say wow. Back in London, it was easy – with Europe on the doorstep and a never-ending urge to escape the city, the […]

Photo of the week: guess who works at this desk?

February 8th, 2013 (No Comments)

I love having a peek into other people’s homes, desks and lives – little insights into what it would be like to live in their shoes. Can you guess who this workstation belongs to – what type of goods they create? The answer is in our latest post Roadtrippin’ to Paracho. Clue: think rhythmically.

Road trippin’ to Paracho, land of guitars

February 4th, 2013 (16 Comments)

Two new guitars, one rolling pin, eight passion fruits, six mangoes, a mask of a terrifying red-haired woman, a wearable blanket, a wooden cigarette holder, and an extra passenger. These were the fruits of one three-day road trip to Paracho, a small town in Mexico’s Western Central Highlands, famous for its guitar makers. It began […]

Photo of the week: turtle power in San Pancho

February 1st, 2013 (4 Comments)

Every day at sunset in San Pancho, volunteers release baby turtles into the ocean. Volunteers patrol the beach at night and collect the eggs to protect them from local predators. These little guys had recently hatched and were in their basket, ready to be taken to the beach. They were scrambling around so much, it was […]