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    Come on in... here you’ll find bits and bobs about us, The Larmours, our life, where we live, what we do, and most of all, about our biggest shared family passion – our travels. This is a record for us, a place for us to share pictures and ramblings on what we’ve done and where we’ve been, but you’ll find occasional blethering about other things too.

    We met in Hong Kong, and since then have lived and worked all over Asia before settling in China, where our Saffy arrived and then moving to the UAE where Indy joined us. Since we met we’ve travelled – since we married we’ve been on an adventure – since we had kids it hasn’t stopped… ultimately, all our small travels were preparation for the big one – that one day we hoped to take – a gap year, a sabbatical, a break from the daily grind – and starting 2014 we took off on it..... across the world, and then on a road trip that has taken us to three continents so far.....

    Grab a cup of tea and come exploring with us,
    Kirsty, Tommy, Saffy and Indy xxxx

Dance video from the Epic Rail Trip!

As we travelled this summer the girls had the idea to record every station we visited – in the form of a dance video 😉 Over 13,500km later this is it – every station we stopped at from Hong Kong to Manchester! <3

Larmours Stations across the world from Kirsty Larmour on Vimeo.

2 months | 14 nights on sleeper trains | 2 nights on planes | 9 countries | absolutely no idea how many stations!!!

And here’s a link to the map showing just where we went along the way 😀   MAP OF THE EPIC RAIL TRIP

Enjoy the  video – the girls are most proud of their little summer project

Kirsty xx


What an inspirational video! Thanks girls for having such a fabulous idea and going for it!

Ahhh I love it! so fun! you guys are my fav traveling family!

Your video was great. Your video was fantastic too. We’re going to do a train trip next year. I hope you will have a great year. And you are really sweet. From Reuben.

A note about the Summer 2016 Rail Trip

So, in the summer of 2016 we took a different kind of overlanding trip…. The Epic RAIL trip – I’d love to say I’ll blog it, but seriously, don’t hold your breath since I’ve yet to blog our Epic Road Trip!!

This trip took us over 13,500km (8,500 miles) by rail from Hong Kong to Manchester in England – via the Trans Siberian Railway (via Mongolia) and we spent 2 months on the journey – Kirsty and the girls spending a month in China, before Tommy joined us in Beijing to travel to England with us (he then headed back to Abu Dhabi a few days before us and we spent time with family in England)Epic Rail Trip

It was fabulous, and exhausting, and uplifting, and frustrating, and crazy hot, and wintery cold, and delicious and gross, and pretty much every kind of emotion you could experience on one trip!! And of course we loved it (not every single minute, but in general!!)

Here’s a map of our route – I’ll be posting a video of the route soon so watch out for that too 😀


Until then, Kirsty xx


I would love love love to talk to you. Dream of doing the same other way i 2018

Oohh what a great adventure!i have been dreaming about doing the transiberian for a long time. I think I will wait until my kids are a old are yours so we can all enjoy it.


Feel free to drop me a message 😀

What a fantastic trip! you must have so many memories from it! And great photos too!

The Epic Road Trip – Our Route!

So finally I’ve managed to plot a map for the whole road trip! (Including a couple of flights to renew visas in Abu Dhabi and the side trip to Tanzania) I wish I could plot it totally accurately following the roads and routes we took, but I’ve done my best! And it roughly covers it – with a list of places visited along the way below (and some we didn’t visit, but I added to try and keep the route as accurate as possible 😉 )

When you look at it like this it looks like we covered such a tiny part of the world!!! But it felt huge at the time 😀

Enjoy following our route,
Kirsty xx

PS And if you want to see where else we’ve been on other trips – pop over to the “Where we’ve been” Page!

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