We had looked forward to reasonably priced "real" beer for many months. Cafe Kulminator, Antwerp, Belgium. March 2018
Fulfilling a dream
Mischa got to see two Miami Heat games, his favourite team. American Airlines Arena, Miami, Florida, USA. March 2018
The Britto sculpture
It turns out those matching board shorts we bought in South Korea to fit in are based on work by a miami artist. Miami Beach, Florida, USA. March 2018
Creole and greek food seasonings
Ate a lot of different and new flavours that we had to buy some to take home with us. Miami, Florida, USA. March 2018
Mandy fixing an incredible breakfast
Outdoor living in a forest with coyote packs howling in the night, swimming in the creek to cool off and amazing home cooked food! Parksland Retreat, Talladega National Forest, Alabama, USA. February 2018
Love the colours and abstractness, by Oscar Florianus Bluemner. National Portait Gallery, Washington DC, USA. February 2018
The deepest snow either of us have ever experienced! Buckhorn, Ontario, Canada. February 2018
A fun afternoon playing english/french Sorry while drinking pilsner. Steamwhistle Roundhouse, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. January 2018
A mecca for previous, current and future basketballers. Haarlem, New York, New York, USA. January 2018.
Satisfying an urge for real chinese food at more than 3 times the price, but very tasty. Xi'an Famous Foods, New York, New York, USA. January 2018.
Chicago deep dish pizza
Turns out there are several types, we tried two and loved both. Chicago, Illinois, USA. January 2018
The elevated public transport system in Chicago, Illinois, USA. January 2018
Travelling by Amtrak
This is view from the observation car. The Amtrak trains were the most spacious and comfortable of our trip, and the views outside the window were an added bonus. Texas, USA, January 2018
The densest amount of Saguaro cacti in the world in the parks surrounding Tucson, Arizona, USA. January 2018
Venice, Dec 2017
Not just muscle beach and the boardwalk, Venice is a truly unique community that seems to be holding off the creeping gentrification that is infecting so many other quirky neighbourhoods in urban America
Container Ship Basketball
Similar to land based basketball except in international waters not all laws/rules are enforced. Also the rim is about 15cm to low and the floor rolls more than on a regulation court. 10/10 would play again.
The walls of this 1km long pedestrian tunnel are covered with incredible graffiti. One of the best free art exhibitions of the trip!
Portugese style egg tarts
Tasty egg tarts with a distinctive taste found in a local cafe. Nam Peng Cafe, Macau. November, 2017
Dim Dim Sum
This Dim Sum restaurant served one of the best meas we've ever tasted, and at a reasonable price too. It didn't have the traditional trolleys of dishes being wheeled around for your delectation, but the menu items that we tried were all exquisite.
What happens when you combine French baking with Vietnamese spices and flavourings? The exquisite food that is the Banh Mi.
These incredible rock formations are similar to those in the world famous Ha Long Bay, but they are less crowded with tourists and accessbile at a lower price point.
It's definitely an aquired taste, but this strong espresso style coffee with whisked egg foam on the top is delicious if you come into it with an open mind.
With enough chili to make even the most hardened patrons eyes water, this regional hot pot still packs enough flavour to avoid being overpowered by the spice. Dipping in all kinds of ingredients made the experience even more unique and exciting... and delicious!
The staff and environment of this wonderful place made this one of the best experiences of our trip. An amazing combination of organic farm and eco retreat where they teach members of the local population and general public more about living in a sustainable way.
How to tell if it's open for breakfast
Baoze for breakfast, delicious steamed buns and this place had many different veggy options. Jiayuguan, Gansu, China. October 2017
Thick, wide, chunky noodles chopped into small squares and mixed with a tomato based spicy sauce and local green leafies. In all our travels this was our favourite noodle dish (sorry Japan).
8 Treasures Tea
Found in a cafe when we needed warming up. Xiahe, Gansu, China. October 2017
Roujiamo, or chinese burgers
Street food found in the Muslim quarter and all over China, delicious. Xi'an, Shaanxi, China. September 2017
Lip me Eyes Cream
Couldn't resist trying this purely on the advertising... not bad ice cream! Nanjing, Jiangsu, China. September 2017
Boss the cat
Our super affection AirBnB host who enjoyed watching Star Trek Next Gen with us. Nanjing, Jiangsu, China. September 2017
Cheap canteen style food
After feeling a little overwhelmed about how expensive Shanghai was, a trip off the main streets led us to cheaper and tastier food. Shanghai, China. September 2017
On treat day we were taken to this beautiful place. Swimming pools galore carved over the centuries by the water. Omogo, Ehime, Shikoku, Japan, September 2017.
The eggman mascot in Matsuyama
This bizarre looking mascot wasn't as cute as Mikyan but at least he didn't make the children cry. Matsuyama festival, Shikoku, Japan, September 2017.
Shimoyu public onsen
Onsen are such an enjoyable experience and not to be missed. You'll never be more relaxed! Zao-onsen, Japan, Yamagata Prefecture, Japan. July 2017
Best Tan Tan in Japan
Tan tan (or dan dan) noodles are Japan's spicy attempt at Chinese style noodles, very tasty. Noboribetsu-onsen, Hokkaido, Japan. July 2017
Cheap fancy sushi!
For about £13 we filled ourselves with sushi for lunch, it was delicious. Hanamaru Sushi, Sapporo Train Station, Hokkaido, Japan, July 2017.
One of my favourite climbs of the trip, at 629m its pretty straight up from Shioya station but the views of Yoichi Bay are incredible. Shioya, Hokkaido, Japan. July 2017
A great find after eating the pork heavy traditional ramen, this was just as delicious! Soranoiro, Ramen Street, Tokyo Station, Tokyo, Japan. July 2017
Sasuke Inari Shrine
Hundreds of little and big statues of foxes dot this shrine, along with a torii gate path and a steep climb up to the daibetsu walking path. Kamakura, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. July 2017
Mischa won me a toy at last!
With so many claw machines everywhere, we ended up with sveral souvenirs. This little cacti is my favourite and the first one Mischa won. Akihabara, Tokyo, Japan. July 2017
Favourite castle of the trip, it is known as a crow or black castle and it's one of the few still remaining mostly intact. It even has a secret 6th floor. Matsumoto, Nagano Prefecture, Japan. July 2017
The Nakasendo Way
The old highway between Kyoto and Tokyo. We walked the section between Magome and Tsumago in July, the weather was beautiful and the scenery even better. A special chance to walk through history in an incredible setting.
Okonomiyaki in Okonimimura
We found these savoury pancakes in their theme park, Okonimimura, where they were cooked on the hot plate in front of us, full of veggies and covered in flavourings, mmm. Hiroshima, Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan. July 2017
Historic street cars
Enjoyed travelling round the easy to use street car system visiting old and European parts of the city. Nagasaki, Nagasaki Prefecture, Japan. July 2017
Hakata Gion Yamakasa Festival
The huge festival floats are raced around the city, we caught a practice and saw others dotted around the city. This one we found in a shopping mall which had a fun musical water fountain show. Canal City, Fukuoka, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan. July 2017
Shaved Ice - lush
Bingsu is go to desert in South Korea and it was amazing, but you had to share... Sulbing cafe, Busan, Gyeongsangnam-do, South Korea. July 2017
Mung bean pancakes
Fried in front of you, these where great filling street food along with a vinegary, oniony dip. Gyeongju, Gyeongsangbuk-do, South Korea. June 2017
The flooffiest cat in the world, watching us while we clean. Nampo, Busan, June 2017
Look up in South Korea and you'll see bright and colourful ceilings and roofing, I think it might be my favourite in Asia. Gyeongbokgung Palace (경복궁), Seoul, South Korea. June 2017
Tsingtao Brewery Museum
Great fun, good museum for China and the ticket price with beer to taste is worth it for once! Qingdao, June 2017
Eggy, crispy, salady, spicy street food breakfast pancakes found in several cities - these one's from a tiny shop with a sweet old woman in Tai'an, China, June 2017
The Three Body Problem
Great sci-fi by a Chinese author, perfect to read while travelling through the futuristic Chinese cities - can't wait for the film! Beijing, China, May 2017
Pingyao Langji International Youth Hostel
Cool, welcoming hostel with a courtyard, a secret home to relax in! Our favourite hostel in China, complete with kareoke and Jackie Chan films. Pingyao, China, May 2017
Coco the dog, the fluffiest dog ever who waits by (or in front of) the hostel door. Dalian, China, May 2017
Garlic bread more garlicy than you can imagine. Perfect lake-side lunch from the only local supermarket. Baikalsk, Russia, April 2017
Found in a park - tasty and cheap wraps! Novosibirsk, Russia, April 2017
My My canteen style Russian food - cheap and filling, 35 branches in Moscow! Moscow, Russia, April 2017
Georgia's national dish of cheese filled bread with half cooked egg on top, freshly baked and very delicious. A kiosk at Udelnaya Metro station, St Petersburg, Russia, April 2017
Delicious pastries found in bakeries - we ate them for breakfast every day..! Luxembourg City, Luxembourg, March-April 2017
Swanpool beach ice creams
Cornish ice cream coated with Cornish clotted cream and sweets/chocolate of your choice! Swanpool, Falmouth, Cornwall, UK, March 2017.
Sugar cane juice
A huge and loud 'juicer' found all over the place in Karnataka. Shimoga, Karnataka, India. December 2015
Imagery Winery Estate
A biodiverse winery. Sonoma, California, USA. October 2015
Found in an amazing cafe, so good we went twice. Sprouts Cafe, South Lake Tahoe, California, USA. October 2015