Snippets along the way

A posh lunch in Penang

A posh lunch in Penang

Jul 17, 2018

It is our last week in Penang and we still have a few boxes to tick. One box I am trying to organise is a fab dinner in Georgetown for our last night. I was diligently ploughing through TripAdvisor’s best thoughts on the matter without success . My first choice was booked for a wedding

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Our Croatian Itinerary is booked!

Our Croatian Itinerary is booked!

Jul 16, 2018

“We are only going there once. Can’t we do it nicely!” At each stage of the development of our Croatian Itinerary, this was Suzannah’s battle cry to persuade me to spend more money. Sometimes she won. Sometimes I managed to keep the budget vaguely under control. There are 16 places to stay, 8 ferries, 4

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The last anti-malaria tablet!

The last anti-malaria tablet!

Jul 15, 2018

One of the first things we do when we book one of our overseas adventures is visit our travel doctor. Invariably we need some vaccination or other or some anti- something-or-other pills. He knows us now, he comes out with a big smile on his face to greet us. “Where are the Arkle’s going now?”

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Laska on Special!

Laska on Special!

Jul 14, 2018

The dogs that we are looking after just love to go digging up crabs on the beach. They have absolutely no idea what to do with them once they find one. All the fun is in the dig. For us a walk on the beach and lunch at Frandy’s beach side restaurant is a pretty

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New Sunglasses

New Sunglasses

Jul 13, 2018

For months now, the lens of my prescription sunglasses has been falling out at random times in our travels. It has been a real pain but I have been too mean to spend hundreds of dollars on some new sunglasses. The short term answer was a pair of cheap ones from a beach vendor in

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The friends you make along the way!

The friends you make along the way!

Jul 12, 2018

One of the things we love most about the way we travel are the people we meet along the way. And this trip has been no exception! The first friends we made were way back in Thailand when we arrived at the Mud House. A fellow Australian travel blogger called Julie and her photographer partner

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Every man should have his very own Spag Bol Recipe.

Every man should have his very own Spag Bol Recipe.

Jul 11, 2018

As one grows up, there are countless people who will happily give you advice. From how to behave, what to wear what to do and what to expect. There is always someone who will tell you. Perhaps my most terrifying example, was when I was at school. Grown-ups, would look me in the eye and

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Sometimes it is the small things that matter.

Sometimes it is the small things that matter.

Jul 10, 2018

When you travel for months on end with just a suitcase, and the ever generous airlines give you just 20kg luggage allowance, small things become surprisingly important. Back in January I was watching Suzannah pack her bag. She carefully strapped a teaspoon to the outside of a bottle. “Really ?” I said “you are taking

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Going Paperless

Going Paperless

Jul 9, 2018

9th July 2018 We all know that technology has had a huge impact on the way we travel today but the biggest change for us on this trip around Asia is going paperless. We have been to several countries and we have been on planes, buses, boats and trains. We have stayed in a lot

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Recommendations – we love them!

Recommendations – we love them!

Jul 7, 2018

7th July 2018 Recommendations are always such fun. Sometimes you agree with them, sometimes you beg to differ but they always take you in a new direction. Today we started on the planning phase of our Croatia trip in September. Our starting point was the itinerary that some friends had used last year. It really

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Going Western in Penang

Going Western in Penang

Jul 6, 2018

6th July 2018 Every so often I get a craving for western food. And every time we have driven past the Hard Rock Cafe in Batu Ferringhi, I have said to James I want to go there. And James, being a clever chap, knows that when I mention something more than three times I am

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A little taste of home!

A little taste of home!

Jul 2, 2018

2nd July 2018 There is much about Penang that reminds us of home. English is widely spoken, they drive on the left and English Tesco is the supermarket of choice on the island! There is also a small Marks and Spencer and a Harvey Norman! And yes, just to show how sad we are, we

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