So, after a long day out walking the kampung, watching hornbills and white bellied eagles out at Pasir Tengkorak, a few dips in the Andaman, and the odd sunset cocktail or two, we eventually decided to hit the hay. After locking up the house we head for the leaba; and a final ‘have we done … More When you can’t see in the dark …..
So, just over ten days since we arrived in Malaysia and over 10,900km from home. We spent four great nights in Kuala Lumpur catching up with some old friends including the wonderful Susanna Goho, from the House of Suzie Wong, and Patty Turner, from Teriang House, who kindly showed us some unfamiliar sights in KL, … More Life in the slow lane …..
Time flies they say when you are having fun, and so it proved. After months of advance planning in 2015, followed by four glorious months on tour in South East Asia, we found ourselves back home in the Emerald Isle. Wow, that just flew by in an instant! And yet here we are twelve months … More So, twelve months on ……
So, we hadn’t been to Sri Lanka previously but, having taken a recommendation from a friend, we added it to our sojourn around South East Asia. We are here for around three weeks and have a driver / guide with us for two of those weeks. Just to give you a flavour, Sri Lanka (formerly … More On Tour in Sri Lanka
So, we booked our ‘private’ safari in advance as we did not want to be disappointed. Herself opted for the ‘delux’ jeep, just for the extra bit of comfort you understand. As somewhat seasoned travelers at this stage, we were a tad cynical about these ‘packaged’ tours, the high entrance fees, service charges, taxes and … More On Safari in Sri Lanka
You may have heard at English class, if you were listening, of Rudyard Kipling’s ‘Mandalay’ or, depending on your musical taste, sang along to Robbie Williams’ ‘Road to Mandalay’ – well this is the story of ‘My Road to Mandalay’. So, having soaked up all that New & Old Bagan had to offer, we were … More My Road to Mandalay
Welcome back – you are still there, waiting anxiously, aren’t you? So, having recovered from the kayaking, we thought we rather liked this watersport business & we were hungry for more. Cue the ‘jet ski’ experience. Now, as a rule, I detest anything that disturbs my peace & quiet, that includes those pesky macaque monkies … More Langkawi Musings – Part III
Well thanks to all those who read my first blog & great to get the long distance feedback. So, we were planning a few activities (over & above working our way through the cocktail list) & thought a tour of the mangroves here would fit the bill. I also thought the kayak version would be … More Langkawi Musings – Part II
Where to begin? Well, welcome to what is my first ‘blog’! Not sure where to begin, or where this is going, but stay with me for a bit & we might share some stories. My Dad worked hard all his life, into his seventies and, like lots of our parents in that era (1960s on … More Langkawi Musings – Part I