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A Metric Crap Tonne Of Athens

The two historic sites we jammed firmly into our eyeholes today didn't take us long at all. It's not that they're not cool, they're very cool, they're just tiny. We started with Hadrian's Library. We've seen his fuck off big wall, why not his book stash? This is the beast you see as you walk [...]

Getting To Know Athens

There is so much history in Athens, so many ancient monuments to put in your eyeholes that we decided to spread everything out over the four full days we were here so we didn't get historied out. It's a real fucking thing, guys. Like in Rajasthan, India when just the thought of visiting another fort [...]

Morne Seychellois National Park

We decided to rent a car for the last couple of days just so we could cram more stuff in really. Nothing too strenuous, just a little bit of sightseeing, perhaps one walking trail, mostly beaches. I'm sure the public bus would take us to everywhere we wanted to go but we didn't want to [...]

A Bit Of Underwater Mahé

Tarrant doesn't dive but on account of her being The Best Girlfriend In The World™ she gives no shits if I abandon her for a day to go and make bubbles. I thought twice in one holiday might be pushing it but I think she likes having the day to herself to sacrifice her epidermis [...]

A Morning In The Capital

We bussed to Victoria, the capital, on Saturday and spent the morning at the National Museum of History learning all about the history of the islands right from when it was frequented by pirates, through being claimed by France, all the way to independence. Turns out France claimed the islands by putting a Stone Of [...]

Takamaka Rum Distillery

It's not been too much of a chore, being on Mahé. We arrived on the Thursday after a relatively sane ferry crossing from Praslin, everyone seemed to retain their stomach contents and I even managed to get a nap in rather than sitting bolt upright, staring straight ahead, gripping onto the armrests for dear life [...]

A Day On La Digue

Ah, La Digue. The epitome of chill. An island of very few vehicles, most of which are electric. So how does everyone get around this little slice of paradise? Fucking bicycles. I knew there had to be a trade off, I fucking hate bicycles. Half an hour on one of those bastards and I feel [...]