Monday, August 25, 2014


the last leg of our journey was to the bahamas with some friends on our first ever cruise ship. 
the first day we spent on a private island snorkelling in the clear bahamian seas where we spotted a squid. nick and i promptly swam away from it, whilst our floridian friends followed the squid and found a manta ray! it was then we realised that our natural habitat will always be cold rainy england and not the exotic seas of the bahamas!
the second day we spent in nassau, the capital of the bahamas where we met michael, our local tour guide who took us for a spin in his people carrier, let us taste sapodilla (tastes like pears and sweet potatoes!), found some sea urchins for us to hold and then dropped us off at atlantis. we quickly realised that we didn't have enough cash to get us back to the in true atlantis style we decided to make our fare home with a 25c that nick found in a slot machine. so with several 1c bets we managed to make $8, our cab ride back to the ship!

Friday, August 15, 2014


next stop was new orleans, which, with a southern accent is 'nor-lans'. we stayed in the french quarters which is actually very spanish, with quaint cobbled streets and elaborate balconies. we thought the pace in chicago was slow, but new orleans was a whole different level! it was so lovely to relax, wonder around the french quarters, eat poboys (basically a sandwich on a french baguette! we found the BEST poboys, killer poboys, on our first night in the back of this dark bar. in fact every poboy we had after that first one was just not the same!), eat beignets (pastry with a tonne of icing sugar on top) at cafe du monde, listen to some great jazz, explore the mansions of the garden district (from a tram and at night, hence the quality of the photos!), and feed alligators marshmallows and hot dogs, obviously!