Monthly Archives: September 2016

Penang – street art and street food 

We have landed ourselves at possibly the friendliest guesthouse with the most helpful staff I have ever come across! Literally nothing is too much trouble – the manager even comes out on the street to point you in the right … Continue reading

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Languishing in Langkawi

We are staying at Temple Tree, a Trip Advisor favourite. It is a charming, rustic hideaway just a short 10 minute walk from Cenang Beach. The place is run by an Australian, who has restored eight traditional Malay kampung houses, … Continue reading

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Kuala Lumpur 

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I must admit we do not particularly like KL as a city. The whole city feels run down and seems like a giant building site. It is dusty and the traffic is crazy, with no room for pedestrians. For the … Continue reading

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KL bound 

We spent most of today on as many forms of public transport as we could fit into a 12hr period. Mini bus, ferry, public bus, plane, taxi….. Arriving in KL at peak hour on a Wednesday evening is never a … Continue reading

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On island time in Koh Samui

We arrived in Surit Thani after an amazingly pleasant overnight journey on the train. Managing to dodge the touts, we made it to the ferry office, to book our place on the ferry to Koh Samui. Breakfast was on the … Continue reading

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Hua Hin happenings

We managed to get ourselves a relatively cheap ride to Hua Hin from Kanchanaburi, saving ourselves at least 6 hrs on the train. Which gave us 1/2 a day more to explore Hua Hin. After a short stop for drug … Continue reading

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Hell fire pass

Staying at the amusingly named Good Times Resort this was our lovely view at breakfast. It really was quite lovely to spend time watching the river start the day, before we headed off further around the Kanchanaburi region to explore. … Continue reading

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257 train to Kanchanaburi 

Next stop on our travels is Kanchanaburi. This means an early 5am start to beat the notorious Bangkok traffic jams, so we could make our train on time. Even at this time traffic was starting to build. The trains to … Continue reading

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Shopping in Bangkok

Today saw us lined up at MBK awaiting opening at 10am. This is what happens when you travel with teenagers – there is not enough shopping hrs in a day, particularly when your list is so long! Luckily numerous trips … Continue reading

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Touchdown Bangkok!

Chatachuk market was our first stop after breakfast this morning. I have been trying to visit here for the last 6 years but every time we are in Bangkok its mid week and therefore not open. With more than 8,000 … Continue reading

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