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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 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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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
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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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
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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Beihai 北海, is located at the southern end of Guangxi. It officially became an international tourist spot in 1982 i.e. the Chinese opened it up to foreign tourists, although you wouldn’t know it! Researching this place to decide where to … Continue reading