Turns out that the months of April and May are Thailand’s summer season with temperature hitting the 40’s. Never the less, Matt and I had a great time exploring and enjoyed absorbing the spiritual ambiance, culture and the food. We started in Bangkok, travelled up to Chiang Mai on the sleeper train and then flew down to Phuket to meet friends for a wedding. Who’d have thought I would be ceilidh dancing in Thailand in the middle of a thunder storm, or embracing the task of a shower on a moving train!
Pictures of Adam's recent trip to Chania in Crete. He highly recommends a visit!
And these tasty jellies are pretty magical too! A very traditional treat which remind both Adam and his parents of their childhood. Adam brought a packet in for us to enjoy: one minute they were sitting on the kitchen table - the next - all gone! (Very magical!).
Roberto and his girlfriend, Ana, recently went on a trip to Cuba.
Cuba (officially the Republic of Cuba) is a country comprising the island of Cuba as well as Isla de la Juventud and several minor archipelagos. It is the largest island in the Caribbean, with an area of 109,884 square kilometres (42,426 sq mi).
Enjoy some holiday snaps – (many thanks to Roberto!)
Recently Jacob went to Canada and had an amazing road trip around Cape Breton Island.
Cape Breton Island is situated on the Atlantic coast of North America and part of the province of Nova Scotia, Canada. Its name may derive from Capbreton near Bayonne, or more probably from the word Breton, the French adjective form of the proper noun Bretagne, the French historical region. Read more about this interesting island here.
An Interesting fact: Cabot’s landing is the very spot and beach where John Cabot landed from Bristol in 1497. One can probably imagine it hasn’t really changed much since then as it’s so remote!
Here are some of Jacob's lovely photographs.
My brother, a friend and I all travelled from Bristol to the mountains of Tignes-Val D’Isere for a few days of hard skiing. Unfortunately, most of the snow arrived as we were leaving, but the conditions on top of the mountains were still good and we managed to get a good deal of fresh air and our fair share of apres-ski at the same time!