ABOVE US ONLY SKIES

Backpacking. Roadtripping. Housesitting.
Above Us Only Skies, El Chalten, Argentina

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ABOVE US ONLY SKIES

A world travel blog for travellers, would-be travellers and anybody else with a curious interest in ditching the routine and exploring our planet.

We’re Ian & Nicky and we’re here to inform, entertain and hopefully inspire you to explore more often and for longer.

With one caveat.

Whilst it’s still possible for many people to travel during the current pandemic, it comes with an extra responsibility to protect not just oneself but also others around us. Which means that if you do travel, please remember that we’re all in this together and respect any local laws and guidelines.

Ian and Nicky France

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Explore the world…one country at a time

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The SLOW way to travel

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Road trips, Itineraries, Hiking, Collections, Musings…

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IZAMAL MEXICO: THE YELLOW JEWEL OF YUCATAN

A SELF-GUIDED CITY TOUR OF RIO DE JANEIRO'S HISTORIC CENTRE

4 October 2022 – Brazil

Take our city tour of Rio de Janeiro on foot and explore its eclectic mix of modern architecture, colonial buildings, vital urban art and tasty street food…

NITERÓI - RIO DE JANEIRO'S UNDERRATED NEIGHBOUR

14 September 2022 – Brazil

You’ll already know about Rio de Janeiro. But you’ve probably never heard of Niterói, its underrated neighbour across the bay. In this article, we explain why you should go…

Why You Should Visit Niteroi, Rio's Underrated Neighbour
IZAMAL MEXICO: THE YELLOW JEWEL OF YUCATAN

IZAMAL: THE YELLOW JEWEL OF YUCATAN

6 June 2022 – Mexico

The town of Izamal in Mexico is a perfect mix of modern, colonial and pre-Columbian cultures. All tied together in a yellow-obsessed colour scheme…

WHAT TO DO IN MERIDA AS A FIRST TIME VISITOR

23 April 2022 – Mexico

Our personal guide on what to do in Merida, Mexico – Yucatan’s sweltering capital of Mayan culture and food. Including a self-guided walking tour…

WHAT TO DO IN MERIDA AS A FIRST TIME VISITOR
IZAMAL MEXICO: THE YELLOW JEWEL OF YUCATAN

A SELF-GUIDED CITY TOUR OF RIO DE JANEIRO'S HISTORIC CENTRE

4 October 2022 – Brazil

Take our city tour of Rio de Janeiro on foot and explore its eclectic mix of modern architecture, colonial buildings, vital urban art and tasty street food…

Why You Should Visit Niteroi, Rio's Underrated Neighbour

NITEROÍ - RIO DE JANEIRO'S UNDERRATED NEIGHBOUR

14 September 2022 – Brazil

You’ll already know about Rio de Janeiro. But you’ve probably never heard of Niterói, its underrated neighbour across the bay. In this article, we explain why you should go……

IZAMAL MEXICO: THE YELLOW JEWEL OF YUCATAN

IZAMAL: THE YELLOW JEWEL OF YUCATAN

6 June 2022 – Mexico

The town of Izamal in Mexico is a perfect mix of modern, colonial and pre-Columbian cultures. All tied together in a yellow-obsessed colour scheme…

WHAT TO DO IN MERIDA AS A FIRST TIME VISITOR

WHAT TO DO IN MERIDA AS A FIRST TIME VISITOR

23 April 2022 – Mexico

Our personal guide on what to do in Merida, Mexico – Yucatan’s sweltering capital of Mayan culture and food. Including a self-guided walking tour…

MEET IAN & NICKY

We’re an English couple who are backpacking, road-tripping and housesitting around the world. And this blog is a permanent record of what we see, think and do. We hope it also provides information, entertainment and inspiration for other “mature” travellers, too. So, if you’ve got a few minutes to spare, why not pour yourself a glass of something suitably chilled and take a look around!

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Horse and cart in front of yellow church, Izamal, Mexico

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