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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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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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Ratty goes for a swim

Our next stop north after Nha Trang, and the horrible bus journey, was Hoi An. Arriving sleepless at 8.00 am we went in search of a decent hotel room. It turned out alright in the end, we got a room that was adequate in a reasonable hotel that catered to budget tourists. The staff were [...]

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A capital city in name, but…

We have been in Phnom Penh for a few days now. It’s quite a perplexing place. The nature of travel through different countries means you inevitably compare and contrast one country with another. You tend to do that here quite often, and quite often it doesn’t compare, and you are left with no workable comparison [...]

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