Welcome to Two Tall Travellers, a travel blog dedicated to our adventures around the world!
Our plan is to see as much of the world as we can, whilst trying to save a few pennies at the same time. We’re both over 6 feet tall though so we end up having to compromise our comfort A LOT!
We moved to Beijing in August 2015 to teach English in a public school. Now we’re planning our next big move – we’re off down under to Australia!
Before moving to China, Jade began a career as a primary school teacher and Kev trained as a sports scientist.
We both realised that there were negatives with our jobs. We didn’t want to look back on our lives and regret doing the same thing day in, day out.
Both of us had travelled a little bit with growing up but we wanted to see more of the world whilst we still could.
Fast forward to 2017 and we’d done exactly that. Kev and I have spent a year and a half in Beijing and still laugh at the idea of it. During our first winter holiday, we travelled through China, across to Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand. This year we returned to Thailand and also visited Sri Lanka and Indonesia. We adopted two cats, Dumpling and Noodle (yes, great names) and we started learning Mandarin (no, we aren’t very good).
We’ve been lucky enough to see blue whales, go white water rafting, feed elephants, drink cheap beer, stay on a remote island and so much more! There have obviously been mishaps, like the time we spent in Guilin, or when we travelled in the rainy season so none of our washing dried for weeks.
Every story brings good memories though! Jade’s favourite place so far has got to be Thailand – have you HAD pad Thai!? Kev enjoyed Bali the most because it’s just got everything you’ll ever need in a holiday!
We’ve loved every minute of our trips so far but we’re looking forward to leaving Asia for a while and moving to Australia. We’ve heard it’s an alright place to live …
Have a look around our blog to find out how we’ve settled in as expats in China. Find stories from our travels and even the odd bit of advice here and there! We love food, wine and bargains – give us all three and we’re your best friends!