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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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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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Basking in Beihai 

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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

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Shanghai Disneyland – fun with crowds

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Today we visited Disney’s biggest international park. The reason I decided to go to this one and not wait till Hong Kong is because they have many more rides than Hong Kong Disneyland, especially for older kids. I had found … Continue reading

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