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The Decision

The Decision

Mar 7, 2017

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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Sambor Prei Kuk

Sambor Prei Kuk

Feb 25, 2017

The all encompassing silence is broken by the sporadic chatter of a few tuk tuk drivers. I look back at them for reassurance that we are not totally alone here in this eerie spot. The smoke from their camp fire is trapped by the jungle and the smell of burning hangs in the air. We are

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The Cotswold Way – A walk our way

The Cotswold Way – A walk our way

Jan 12, 2017

You may have heard that joke ” I love Summer in England, last year it was on a Monday”? Well we now have our own version of that joke. “We love England in Summer, last year it was on a Tuesday”. Tuesday 19 July 2016 to be completely precise. How do I know this? because

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Kayaking with Dolphins on the Mekong

Kayaking with Dolphins on the Mekong

Nov 30, 2016

I love dolphins, with their playful inquisitive nature, I call them the dogs of the sea. So when we read about the rare freshwater Irrawaddy Dolphins in the Mekong River, Cambodia we just had to investigate. There are two ways you can go and see the dolphins, on a tourist boat or by kayaking, guess which one

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Cambodia – My top 20 tips

Cambodia – My top 20 tips

Nov 21, 2016

Before you go: Get your Visa for Cambodia online before you travel. You’ll save yourself time, more form filling in and another queue when you arrive at the airport. Go to a travel doctor with your itinerary and get the appropriate jabs. We started going to a specialist travel doctor when we went to South

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Walking with Elephants

Walking with Elephants

Nov 17, 2016

It is akin to watching a little boy make a mud pie, seeing an elephant prepare himself a tempting mud bath. Baku repeatedly stomps his chunky cylindrical leg at the crumbling soil of the river bank. When it it falls into the water, the same foot blends it to just the right consistency. Next comes his trunk to collect

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Gardens by the Bay

Gardens by the Bay

Oct 25, 2016

I am doing a rather fetching impersonation of a fly catcher. Thank heavens it is dark and no one can see me! All around us music soars and giant man made tree-like structures put on a spectacular light show. Towering behind them, the impossibly lovely Marina Bay Sands Hotel gazes down on the action. This

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Ischia to Praiano -how hard can it be?

Ischia to Praiano -how hard can it be?

Oct 22, 2016

Sometimes it just goes wrong. What should be a simple journey, turns into a drama. At these times I repeat our mantra (borrowed from The best ever Marigold Hotel) “It will be alright in the end and if it’s not alright it’s not the end”. Ischia to Praiano, they are both in Italy, both on the

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The Amazon – Manu National Park

The Amazon – Manu National Park

Oct 14, 2016

Everywhere I look it is green and incredibly lush. Vines, orchids and bromeliads line the mossy tree branches. In the early morning light you can see fine water droplets in the air, for we are in the clouds of the cloud forest. The air is so pristine it is almost sweet. You feel as though

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Parque das Aves – it’s for the birds!

Parque das Aves – it’s for the birds!

Oct 10, 2016

I am totally blissed out. As I stand with my head back like a kid, mouth gapping open, totally in awe as a streak of brilliant red then one of cerulean flashes above my head. I don’t know where to look next, scared of missing a moment of this avian bliss. I thought the toucan

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The Great Wall – Mutianyu Section

The Great Wall – Mutianyu Section

Oct 5, 2016

I don’t know about seeing it from space but from where I am standing the Great Wall of China stretches for kilometres in both directions. Some is in good nick and open to the tramping public and some is shut in need of restoration. Regardless, it is a mighty impressive sight as it follows of

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Chiang Mai an Elephant’s Tale

Chiang Mai an Elephant’s Tale

Sep 24, 2016

Who would have thought following piles of manure around on a steamy afternoon could be such fun! Now there is an opening gambit I never thought I would write. But this is not just any old dung, it is elephant dung. We are just outside Chiang Mai in northern Thailand visiting the wonderful Poopoopaper. The

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