Category Archives: Destinations

Foot and Mouth on Koh Samui

Thailand is a good place to get stuff done to yourself – massage, tattoos, tooth whitening, plastic surgery………that sort of thing, all cheaper than in Europe. I came away on this trip with a list of items I’d like taken … Continue reading

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Malaysia

Singapore to Tioman The day started at 6.30am when we left our house-sit in Singapore hoping to reach the Malaysian city of Johor Bahru in time for an 8.30 am bus to Mersing. The journey got off to a bad … Continue reading

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Singapore Time!

It was an early rise to head to Hong Kong International Airport at Chek Lap Kok on Lantau Island – we had a Tiger Airways flight at 11am to Singapore – and it all went really smoothly! Arrived in the … Continue reading

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Purple Potatoes and Pink Prawns – the downs and ups of eating in Hong Kong

As we entered our final week in Hong Kong we reached the few items left on our Things To Do lists. At last we made the trip all the way up the Travelator (the long escalator) to the Botanic Gardens … Continue reading

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The Only Way is Up!

Wednesday Those of you who read the last post on this blog will already know that Wednesday is free entry day at Hong Kong museums. It will, therefore, come as no surprise to learn that today we took the MTR … Continue reading

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Kowloon, High Noon and the Path to Wisdom

Wednesday Carrying on the theme of extreme budgeting we visited two excellent museums on Kowloon today – The Hong Kong Museum of Art and The Hong Kong Museum of History. They were so good that we wouldn’t have grudged paying … Continue reading

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Hitting the Heights in Hong Kong

We are now cat-sitting in Hong Kong, arranged through Housecarers.com, a five-week stay which will give us plenty of time to immerse ourselves in the culture, see the sights and of course drink copious amounts of wine and beer. Our … Continue reading

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Thailand Revisited

11 to 25 March Our four month long trip to SE Asia begins in Thailand. We were last here in March 2007 and notice one or two changes. Here are some excerpts from my Thailand travel blog. Bangkok Having left … Continue reading

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