Category Archives: Travel

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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Our Travelling Life – part 2 – Heathrow

16 October 2002 – London Heathrow We arrived at Heathrow to find the airline looking for volunteers to give up their seats on the overbooked flight to Cape Town. We immediately joined the group of volunteers waiting to see if … 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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Our Travelling Life part 1

When we started this blog it was obvious there was a lot of catching up to do if we wanted to set the scene by documenting the whole journey up to now. We wanted to tell people where we’ve been, … Continue reading

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Is House-sitting right for you?

We started house-sitting after we had been living in rented accommodation on Crete for about 10 months. Over that period the pound had weakened against the Euro and our UK income had become worth less with every month that passed. … 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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The Road to Freedom

Many people we know and meet are envious of our lifestyle. They think we are lucky.¬† They think we are brave. Yes, there is an element of luck in how we have ended up together free of debt, free of … 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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