Our Story.

Stories and Adventures with James & Anna

We thought we would used our wedding website as a place to document our adventures and stories and overtime it may evolve into something more.

Below is our story timeline with a few key events to read about.

July 2015
Hong Kong, China
Anna & James meet on their Rooftop hostel in Hong Kong.
July 2015
August 2015
Boracay, Philippines
James & Anna have their first honeymoon together during their morning swim.
August 2015
August 2016
Moscow, Russia
Anna & James meet as friends and enjoy the Moscovites summer.
August 2016
October 2020
Manchester, London & Scotland
James & Anna meet after 4 years and connect again and go on lots of adventures leading up to today, 22 June, 2024 - 4:18 am
October 2020
June 2021
Cornwall & Devon
James & Anna went on their first proper holiday together. It was meant to be to France but the world governments wouldn't allow it. We're so happy that it turned out this way because we got to see the beauty England has to offer and it turned out to be one of our favourite holidays so far.
June 2021
September 2021
South of France
James & Anna eventually got to go on their adventure to the South of France where they visited James' mum in Fayence, went in land to Les Salles-sur-Verdon and Rougon and travelled all along the Cote d'azur from Sanary-sur-Mer to Monaco, stopping at Saint-Tropez, Théoule-sur-Mer (where we paperized by @Luigi_Zucca), Cannes, Antibes and Eze. A great trip to do.
September 2021
January 2022
Paris, France
James & Anna went on their Christmas adventure to see family and then started the new year by visiting Paris for James' first time and Anna's second time. Lots of site seeing and walking at least 30,000 steps a day.
January 2022
May 2022
Kotor, Montenegro
James & Anna went on their adventure to Montenegro as it was the only country that Anna didn't need a visa for in Europe that was reasonably priced to get there and still had everything we were looking for in a relaxing holiday.
May 2022
September 2022
Budva, Montenegro
James & Anna went on their second adventure to Montenegro for the same reasons as before (Also, we had £400 of free WizzAir flights to use up which finally finished using for our first leg towards Australia in September 2023) but this time we did it even better because we knew what to expect and where to stay. Plus we hired a car this time as there is no public transport and distances are fairly far from towns, beaches and the airport which makes taxis not great value.
September 2022
November 2022
Marekech, Moracco
James & Anna went on their adventure to Morocco which we really enjoyed. An amazing place to visit and experience. We thought we would be getting hassled all the time to buy things but everyone was very respectful and welcoming. It was an adventure we did whilst being very busy with life, university and work but still we managed to enjoy it. We always say if we need more work, just go on holiday and then all clients will send requests at once.
November 2022
June 2022
Varese, Italy & Lugano, Switzerland
James & Anna went on their adventure to see Antonio in Italy. It was definitely a working holiday but there was also lots of time for aperitivos and socialising. Plus, it was Anna's first time travelling to Europe as a British Citizen with her British Passport which we had to test out.
June 2022
June 2023
South of France
James & Anna went on their adventure for James' mums wedding which was the same year as ours.
June 2023
21st July 2023
Married at Camden Town Hall
Anna & James get married and begin their life together and look forward to all their adventures.
21st July 2023
July 2023
Honeymoon in the Lake District & Scotland
James & Anna went on their honeymoon adventure with lots of hiking, eating and driving which we like doing.
July 2023
September 2023 - Onwards
Australia & South East Asia
James & Anna set of on their travels. We will try and keep a record of our stories and adventures to share here. If you would like to follow where we are please click on follow us.
September 2023 - Onwards

Hong Kong

Hong Kong, 2015

Our first encounter

Short Version: We met during lockdown. However, it was not the lockdown you thought about but the typhoon Linfa lockdown in Hong Kong back in 2015. We were both travelling around South East Asia that year on a trip of a lifetime. It just so happened that at the beginning of July we both happened to be in the same place at the same time where our paths crossed. Luckily, we were staying at the same hostel. And luckily, we were locked inside it by the typhoon warning that luckily never came. It was 9th July 2015.

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Boracay

Boracay, 2015

Our first honeymoon

Short Version: We often laugh that it was our first honeymoon. Just one swim. As friends. Not much talk. Yet, it was one of the most romantic, relaxing, peaceful and calming experiences I have ever had. Whenever we are swimming in any waters (as long as it is not the Irish Sea in early January) we try to recreate those moments. It is pretty hard to recreate though because waters on Boracay are as warm as heated milk (or what’s the expression?) and you could be there for hours and hours. We had a great time that’s hard to retell. It was all about the feeling and the atmosphere rather than about what we did and said. The most fantastic memory.

Moscow

Moscow, 2016

Summer as friends

Short Version: In August 2016, a year after the travels, James was visiting his friend Chris in Moscow (hi Chris!). I happened to be working there so we agreed that we would definitely meet. Ahead of his visit I prepared a list of places I recommend him to visit. When he was already in Russia, we agreed to meet. The location was Red Square. How he would recognise me (there was no need but I thought that was funny): a wine dress. I meant burgundy colour but didn’t know it’s called that way. We had a nice and friendly walk.

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Manchester, London & Scotland

Manchester, London & Scotland, 2020

Our real adventures begin

How we reconnected after 4 years and became partners.

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Our Wedding

Our Wedding, 2023

Married at Camden Town Hall

We knew we were going to get married at some point. However, we never properly visualised how it was going to be. There were key things we wanted to have at our wedding though. First of all, we wanted to be with our friends. Secondly, we wanted to have lots of time socialising rather than following the routine of the wedding. Less formalities – more social time. Thirdly, we wanted to have good pictures afterwards to reminisce about the day. Considering our requirements, the wedding day turned out a 100% success and we are pleased how it all went. Let’s start from the beginning.

Our Honeymoon

Our Honeymoon, 2023

A quick honeymoon to The Lake District & Scotland

We love hiking. We also really enjoy travelling around the UK (some of our best holidays). We also quite enjoy watching the film The Trip with Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon. So quite early on, even before we knew how and when we were going to do wedding, we were keen to have our honeymoon in the style of The Trip: travelling around by car, eating in nice restaurants. We did add hiking to our plan. And not as many restaurants.

Our Next Adventures

Our Next Adventures, 2023

Australia, South East Asia & Beyond

Our next adventure involves giving up our apartment in London that we’ve created so many nice memories in and setting off on a 4 month journey to Australia for our friends wedding and our second adventure around South East Asia. As husband and wife this time. We need to be back for February 2023 where Anna starts her PHD at Mullard Space Science Laboratory in Surrey where we plan to rent at first and then hopefully buy some land and start building our dream home.

June 22, 2024 04:18

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