Author Archives: fiona davis

Deck the halls with frangipani

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After a big 2018, work and life wise we decided that we would do things differently this year and celebrate a tropical Christmas on the island of the gods. This year has been a long and extremely frantic one personally … Continue reading

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Ayutthaya

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Ayutthaya has temple ruins, lots of them, and they are some of the most magnificent in Thailand. Awarded UNESCO world heritage status in 1991, it was the second Siamese capital after Sukhothai. Ayutthaya offers a change in pace from Bangkok, … Continue reading

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Return to Saigon

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Ho Chi Minh city is a city of mopeds – they’re everywhere. And one of the most enjoyable experiences is hopping onto one, which is by far the best way to see the city. However hiring one isn’t massively recommended, … Continue reading

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Travelling sans children

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With the kids off to India for 4 weeks, we have decided to make the most of it and remind ourselves of what travel was like pre children. Considering it was almost 17 years ago now, the excitement level could … Continue reading

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Hong Kong markets, markets & more markets

With the rain, heat and humidity, apparently this time of year is not the best time to visit. Its close enough to the factories of southern China that when the wind blows from the north, you won’t see a blue … Continue reading

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Grounded in Guilin 

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Guilin’s centre is filled with leafy boulevards and reminded me somewhat of Shanghai’s French Concession area, however that’s where the comparison ends. The multitude of karst hills that rise throughout Guilin city centre is unique, creating a stunning setting. A … Continue reading

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Hiking the Dragon’s Backbone from Guilin

Guilin 桂林 is home to China’s most archetypal scenery, so much so, you feel like you have stepped into a Chinese landscape painting. We planned our visit here around two different places: Longsheng and Yangshuo. We had managed to side … Continue reading

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