Our first stop in the USA – a perfect birthday, sightseeing like a local & getting sh*tfaced in Seattle!!!

We weren't 'Sleepless in Seattle', more 'Sh*tfaced in Seattle!', but then it was Chris' birthday! How fortunate then for our hangovers this is the city where Starbucks was born, & we made two new friends who showed us all the sights worth seeing! But it's not only the world's largest coffee chain this city has given to the world...

From Dusk Til Dawn; our Santiago all nighter & huge row (which Chris lost!)

It started as an innocent pub crawl. It ended at 9am after three clubs, getting stuck in the Santiago Marathon, a blazing row on which direction to go, then a three-hour drunken stumble home!

Rio de Janeiro: How safe is it really?

The guidebooks say the favelas are safe, scaremongering bloggers suggest not to go out after dark. Thankfully we ignored the warnings not to go out at night, but there is a sinister side, and people who live in Rio say it's getting worse...