2012 in summary and plans for 2013

By | December 28th, 2012|Travel|

Tis' that time of year to once again wrap up what has been a pretty decent (probable understatement) year for travel here at www.backpacksandbunkbeds.co.uk.  Much like last years summary post, I should probably point out that even though I work the 9-5 my work place is pretty cool and let me buy-back extra holiday.  It [...]

A retro and tropical outdoor cinema in Grenada

By | August 3rd, 2012|Grenada, Photo of the week|

Grenada is a beautiful country and I took a LOT of photo's whilst there. But even with all the photo's I took of glorious beaches and stunning waterfalls, this photo of a simple TV remains my favourite from my two weeks on the Spice Island. It was taken on the porch of my girlfriends dad's [...]

Top 5 things to do in Grenada

By | June 26th, 2012|Grenada, Top 5's|

Things to do in Grenada, comin' at ya. Now normally when I write a 'top 5' post, it would only cover a single town or city.  It feels slightly strange writing a top 5 surrounding a whole country, but the Caribbean island of Grenada is so small, all of the below are easily done in a [...]

My 7 Super Shots With @HostelBookers

By | March 23rd, 2012|Photographic Inspiration|

Tag your it says Chris @BackpackerBanter as he runs away laughing, back to his south american paradise, surfing and sipping ice cold beer, whilst I'm stuck in an office under miserable grey skys.  Git!  Haha, i jest thanks Chris.  I love being tagged in series like this, its a great way for me to remind [...]

Grenadian Chocolate? … Oh go on then :)

By | March 9th, 2012|Grenada, Photo of the week, Photography|

Chocolate? ... yes please!  Grenadian Chocolate?  ... Oh go on then :) Photo of the week - Grenadian Chocolate So for my photo this week I pick a picture of something that most people probably wouldn't recognise at first glance, but I assure you, this is what your twirl, flake, dairy milk, ripple, aero, galaxy, yorkie, [...]

Grenada: Seven Sisters Waterfalls

By | March 8th, 2012|Grenada, Photographic Inspiration|

One of the main attractions i'd read about before visiting Grenada was the Seven Sisters Waterfalls.  It popped up on all the top 10's i'd read and from the pictures id seen it looked amazing.  It also seemed like fate to be visiting waterfalls called Seven Sisters.  If you've read my site before you'll know [...]

Grenada: Belmont Estate Cocoa Plantation

By | March 7th, 2012|Grenada, Photographic Inspiration|

As detailed in my post Grenada Pt4 - Chocolate, Rum, Waterfalls and why I shouldnt get married, during my time on Grenada and whilst the rain was keeping us from getting scorched in the heat, team Francis and I took a trip to see how Grenada makes it scrummy chocolate goodness.  The place to go [...]

Grenada Pt4 – Chocolate, Rum, Waterfalls and why I shouldnt get married

By | March 5th, 2012|Grenada|

So, back to Grenada, out little mini break to Lance Aux Epines and Carriacou was at an end, but we still had loads to look forward to!  ... its just a shame we bought the rain back with us.  People we met were saying it was the worst they'd seen all season.  Fran-freekin-tastic. Anyway here's a map of [...]

Grenada Pt3 – Valentines in Carriacou

By | March 1st, 2012|Grenada|

After just two nights in Lance Aux Epines we were sadly moving on.  I could have stayed at the Cassa Bella much longer, but there was more of Grenada to see.  Now when I say more of the country, I don’t necessarily mean the same island.  The country of Grenada as the world knows it [...]

Grenada pt2 – Lance Aux Epines

By | February 28th, 2012|Grenada|

Before we left for Grenada, Esther decided she couldn’t hack a whole 2 weeks with her family, so the decision was made to spend a couple of nights away from her family home in La Digue.  We settled on 3 nights in Lance Aux Epines followed by 2 nights on the small island of Carriacou.  [...]