New Year in Hong Kong

Kat and I arrived in Hong Kong and found that the public transport is super easy. I paid 200$HK (£20) for an Octopus card, of which £15 was credit and the rest is a refundable deposit. The metro and lots of shops accept Octopus as payment so it's handy.Our bags had been delayed as we... Continue Reading →

A few days in Helsinki

I'm glad that I got to spend a few days in Helsinki on this trip but it was just so incredibly expensive. Day (Evening) One - Saturday 14 July I caught the 6:30pm Eckeroline ferry from Tallinn to Helsinki. The fare is usually between €19-24 and it's really straightforward to buy them online. The only... Continue Reading →

Rapa Nui (slightly) demystified

Rapa Nui, just South of the Tropic of Capricorn, forms the South-Eastern point of the Polynesian triangle, the other two points being New Zealand (Aotearoa) and Hawai’i. The closest inhabited island is Pitcairn (2,000km to the West). The island is part of Chile, which is over 3,700km away. The people, island and language are all... Continue Reading →

Volcanoes and statues on Rapa Nui

After saying goodbye to the beach chickens and my biker gang I had another date with a dramatic sunset. I watched it with Holly, from Guernsey, as we enjoyed some pisco sours, and she taught me a bit about Guernsey. We stayed out chatting and drinking until it got really dark, then eventually I went... Continue Reading →

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