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Upon returning…

We endured fifteen hours on an Airbus. No TV or other distractions, and all food to be paid for. Add to that the quite uncomfortable seats and you’ll guess that this was a budget airline. Air Asia is a very good low cost airline, we’ve flown several times with them now and the service is [...]

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Paradise found, briefly.

There’s a boat service from the harbour in Penang that runs out to Langkawi Island. Langkawi is just south of the border with Thailand and is Malaysia’s version of  sun-kissed tropical party islands such as Kho Samui, not far away in Thailand. The Thai islands are about lazing on the beach by day, and partying [...]

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Penang – The place that has it all.

On the way out of Singapore we were slightly done by the taxi driver. They are something of an occupational hazard as a traveller and we try to avoid using taxis if at all possible. It was a tried and tested trick, the meter was on target and the fare looked right, then as we [...]

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Singapore – that’s the way to do it.

We arrived in Singapore where passport control was quick and cheerful, they even had a box of sweets on the counter that you could chose from as you got your free 90 day visa (In Vietnam it was $40 for one month). We were met from the airport to be taken to our room in [...]

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Willow the Bush Kangaroo for Real!

Speakers on and click the button on the left ‘Audio MP3′ Some lovely news to report: our orphaned little joey has made it back into the wild! Her lovely carer, Fay, has reported that she bounded off through the paddocks to join her cousins about three weeks ago. Apparently they just hear “the call of [...]

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