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Two best friends relive their ’Gap Year’ travelling the world in 2010, by re-reading and reflecting on the hilariously misguided blog diary they kept along the way. Just prior to smart-phones and social media taking over our travel habits, these two wide-eyed 18 year olds set off with nothing but digital cameras and a trusty blog to document their trip. From lost passports to inaccessible bank accounts, jumping out of planes and into gorges, this is a nostalgic exploration of first-time travel and all its hilarious twists and turns.

Gap Year Diaries Emily and Rachel

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Two best friends relive their ’Gap Year’ travelling the world in 2010, by re-reading and reflecting on the hilariously misguided blog diary they kept along the way. Just prior to smart-phones and social media taking over our travel habits, these two wide-eyed 18 year olds set off with nothing but digital cameras and a trusty blog to document their trip. From lost passports to inaccessible bank accounts, jumping out of planes and into gorges, this is a nostalgic exploration of first-time travel and all its hilarious twists and turns.

    S4E22: New Zealand - 'Mini-golf, hostel hunting and a cabin in the woods'

    S4E22: New Zealand - 'Mini-golf, hostel hunting and a cabin in the woods'

    In this episode, Emily and Rachel read back over their blog entries from more Queenstown adventures, including a startlingly creative mini golf course, a desperate search for hostel accommodation, and Rachel being struck down by a mysterious illness. Mentioned in the podcast: Emily's round up of the world's best mini golf courses https://www.lonelyplanet.com/articles/best-mini-golf-courses-around-the-globe

    • 49 min
    S4E21: New Zealand - 'Disastrous hikes, dining out and tearful farewells'

    S4E21: New Zealand - 'Disastrous hikes, dining out and tearful farewells'

    In this episode, Emily and Rachel read back over their blog entry from the day they spent in NZ's Queenstown recovering from their hangovers, being plunged further into financial turmoil on an otherwise tranquil hike, and waving off their good friend Claire after a month of travelling friendship.

    • 46 min
    S4E20: New Zealand - 'Canyon swings, revelations and birthday fun'

    S4E20: New Zealand - 'Canyon swings, revelations and birthday fun'

    In this very special episode, Rachel and Emily look back at the day of Rachel's 19th birthday, celebrated in Queenstown NZ. Among other things we hear, in great detail, about Rachel undertaking the town's infamous Canyon Swing, the mad dash for balloons, and a chaotic night out which results in the unfortunate decimation of Rach's birthday cake. We are also treated to a very special excerpt from Rachel's creative writing degree, which includes a staggering revelation for Emily after 14 y...

    • 48 min
    S4E19: New Zealand - 'Unhinged bus drivers, Milford Sound and sub-optimal weather'

    S4E19: New Zealand - 'Unhinged bus drivers, Milford Sound and sub-optimal weather'

    In this episode, Rachel and Emily remember the unfortunate day they spent exploring New Zealand's glorious Milford Sound, featuring a highly theatrical bus driver, close encounters with local wildlife, and the most inefficient checking of a weather forecast known to mankind.

    • 37 min
    S4E18: New Zealand - 'Queenstown, optical illusions, and cocktail fails'

    S4E18: New Zealand - 'Queenstown, optical illusions, and cocktail fails'

    In this episode, Rachel and Emily re-read the blog entry from their time spent at renowned NZ attraction Puzzling World. Among other things, we hear of the pair experiencing anti-gravity whilst horrendously hungover and getting hopelessly lost in a maze, as well as their first ever glimpse of Queenstown and Rachel entering a 'hori-bungee' cocktail contest.

    • 44 min
    S4E17: New Zealand - 'Lakeside views, human pyramids and attempts at romance'

    S4E17: New Zealand - 'Lakeside views, human pyramids and attempts at romance'

    In this episode, Emily and Rachel read back over the blog entry documenting their lengthy journey through stunning scenery to NZ's lakeside town of Wanaka. Among other things, we hear of greenscreen style landscapes, chaotic hostel check ins, monopolising the time of passing strangers to take multiple group photos and Emily's attempt to create romantic memories that only ended in numb extremities.

    • 47 min

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