Independent travel adventures by a couple who haven't seen their 20's for quite a while,
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2018 Chiang Rai International Balloon Fiesta

2018 Chiang Rai International Balloon Fiesta

Bright garish birds trying to take flight. Huge jewel coloured balloons jostling for space. The sudden whoosh of a flame behind you. A shout to move in a foreign tongue as a basket heads your way. We are like a couple of kids, heads back, mouths gapping open not knowing where to look next. I

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A long-tail boat from Tha Ton to Chiang Rai

A long-tail boat from Tha Ton to Chiang Rai

One of the things we love about travelling is the people we meet along the way. When we arrived at the Mud House the other day we met a couple of fellow countrymen. Not just any old Aussies but a travel blogger and her photographer partner! We slipped into easy conversation with them and found

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The Mud House Mae Salong, on the road to Chiang Rai

The Mud House Mae Salong, on the road to Chiang Rai

From my perch on a bamboo step I look down on the valley before me. Bananas, bamboo, pampas grass and coffee trees thrive here on the mountain slopes. In the valley there are terraces for crops and a stream which glistens in the morning light. Lush green mountains dip in and out of the valley,

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Tha Ton – on the road to Chiang Rai

Tha Ton – on the road to Chiang Rai

Another day, another fantastic Wat as they say. Haven’t heard that saying before? well maybe because I just made it up for our Thai adventure. We have moved on from Chiang Dao, further along the road towards Chiang Rai and find ourselves in Tha Ton. We indulged in another local bus ride, through mountains reminiscent

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Alaska – my top 20 tips!

Alaska – my top 20 tips!

Alaska is truly the last frontier. It lived up to every dream we held for it and then some. As always when we travel we like to share a few tips with you that we learnt along the way! My Tips You will need to get yourself an ESTA, an American Visa. You can apply

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The Decision

The Decision

After nearly 14 years of running our multi award winning B&B we have decided it is time for a change. For a new adventure. And that adventure involves unpicking our lives, selling our home and business, and travelling. Travelling like we have never travelled before. Approaching mid 50s in my case and tumbling down the

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Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu

The first rays of sunlight illuminate the scene, and the ruins reveal themselves through the mist.  The thick dark green vegetation that surrounds the site, acts as a natural frame to a tableau, which could not be more perfect. From my rocky perch on Huayna Picchu I look down on one of the most celebrated vistas in the world, the

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O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat

O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat

In a flash of red the King Parrot ousts the Crimson Rosella from prime position on top of my head. The Rosella undeterred by the new status quo repositions himself on my shoulder, then proceeds to edge down my arm. How cute, I think, until I realise he has his beady bird eye on my

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The Sacred Valley beyond Machu Picchu

The Sacred Valley beyond Machu Picchu

There is no question about it, Machu Picchu is the glittering gem in the coronet that is Peru’s Sacred Valley. The Peruvians know it and guard it fiercely and have built a very slick tourism operation around it. And as a tourist I can only say it lives up to every expectation I held and

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It’s all about pandas!

It’s all about pandas!

When I was a child my parents bought me a toy panda bear one Christmas, and so unwittingly started my love affair with pandas. It was then a no-brainer for me when James announced he wanted to go to China, the first words out of my mouth were “I want to see Pandas”, shallow soul

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Iguazu Falls

Iguazu Falls

You hear them before you see them. A low rumble which turns to a growing roar as you make your way along the metal walkway. Then all at once you are upon them. Great plumes of spray shooting high into the air, water-drops acting like prisms creating mini rainbows in the afternoon light. You are

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Leshan Giant Buddha

Leshan Giant Buddha

He is tall, there is no doubt about it. 71 metres to be precise, he stares out imperiously over the junction of the Minjiang, Dadu and Qingyi rivers that he was built to calm, and interesting enough he has achieved just that. Not by his withering stare mind you, but by the fact that the

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