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Good morning Georgetown – you’re looking mighty fine!

Good morning Georgetown – you’re looking mighty fine!

Woke up this morning looking forward to learning the ropes of our new housesit. Not to mention having a serious dog cuddle.

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Penang – but not the way we expected!

Penang – but not the way we expected!

June 22nd 2018 So we thought we were going by bus to Butterworth on the mainland and then catching a ferry over to Penang. James, bless him, was all excited about a ferry ride. Me, well I wanted to go over the beautiful long bridge, but I had come to terms with missing out. And

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Taman Negara National Park

Taman Negara National Park

Since we left Kuala Lumpur this morning we have been on a mini bus for 3 hours and a river boat for 3 hours. So when we round the bend to see the floating restaurants of Kuala Tahan, it is a welcome sight. This is a small river community where you can visit the ancient

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A wild day out from Phnom Penn

A wild day out from Phnom Penn

  “Cheeky Monkey”, this term is very apt for the little rascals that greet us at Phnom Tamao. They watch with big eyes as we buy bags of bananas and tiny sweet potatoes and then their pleading looks really slip into overdrive. We happily oblige before our guide nicely reminds us we have lots more

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Coastal Cambodia

Coastal Cambodia

I’m not sure how to write about coastal Cambodia. From the photos I have taken, it looks a stunning place. But then aren’t we all programmed to take photos of attractive vistas? Post them on Facebook to make our friends envious? The problem I have with coastal Cambodia is the omnipresent litter problem, especially the

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An ox cart ride through rural Cambodia

An ox cart ride through rural Cambodia

We were both suffering from temple overload after Ayutthaya and then a couple of days in Siem Reap. So I stamped my foot and demanded an animal experience. My James, wearing his obedient husband hat, leapt into action. He spotted a sign outside our hotel advertising  an Ox Cart Ride through rural Cambodia. And figured

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Ayutthaya – where to start!

Ayutthaya – where to start!

Just when we thought we knew Thailand pretty well we came across Ayutthaya. This stunning city of ruins, 80kms north of Bangkok was the capital of Siam(old Thailand). From 1350 until 1767, it flourished as a prosperous international trading port. Then it was invaded by the Burmese and burnt to the ground. With such a

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Amphawa Floating Markets

Amphawa Floating Markets

You can enjoy Amphawa floating markets as a day trip from Bangkok, as it is only 50kms or so away. But being us, with time on our side, we decided to stay a couple of days. Amphawa is, as you would expect situated on a river. The Mae Klong river is wide and edged with

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Train Travel Thai Style

Train Travel Thai Style

As you know public buses tend to be our transport of choice when travelling in Asia. But what happens when the buses don’t go where we want to go? We switch to trains! We are heading up the east coast of Thailand and find that buses don’t go to Hua Hin from Chumphon. The girl

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Ko Phayam – close to nature

Ko Phayam – close to nature

Sitting on our beachfront verandah, minding our own business, we are roused by an strange birdcall. Forever hopeful, I glance up into the neighbouring tree and spot a pair of hornbills happily jumping from branch to branch. I am off with a squawk of my own and my camera before James can say “bird watcher”.

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