Where to visit in Asia – Travel Bloggers Advice

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We were approached by Talita of talitaswanderlust.com to contribute to a post she was putting together about travel bloggers advice for travelling to Asia. The question we was asked along with 7 other Travel Bloggers  – ‘What is the one Asian Country …

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Khao Lak, Thailand – 8 things to do by Paul and Carole

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  Khao Lak, Thailand 8 things to do!   We stayed at the Centara Seaview Hotel for 2 weeks at the end of our trip to Thailand. We really enjoyed our time in Khao Lak so here are 8 things that …

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Chatrium Riverside Hotel Review Bangkok

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  Chatrium Riverside Hotel Bangkok Our thoughts of our stay! We stayed at the Chatrium Riverside Hotel in Bangkok on a bed and breakfast basis for 3 nights. The hotel is situated beside the Chao Phraya River and only 36 km from …

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Bangkok – what to do and not to do!

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  What to do and not to do when visiting the city of Bangkok We have now visited 6 times and love getting to know the city better each time. Bangkok is a crazy vibrant town but can be quite …

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The Truth behind Elephant Exploitation and How you can Help

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  The truth behind elephant exploitation and how you can help!   Elephant exploitation is rife in Asia. On our first visit to Thailand we were sat on the beach when an elephant with his mahout came up to us, and …

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Taxis – the cost of transport in Koh Samui, Thailand

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How much does it really cost in taxis and transport to get around the island of Koh Samui in Thailand?   We have now travelled to Koh Samui, Thailand 6 times and have got to know the island well. In this post …

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Day out at Nikki Beach, Koh Samui, Thailand

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  Day out at Nikki Beach Koh Samui, Thailand   Our hosts at Baan Sijan Hotel, Simon and Janya recommended we visit Nikki Beach, and we are so glad they did, and have now visited 3 times. Called the “Sexiest …

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12 Trips in 12 Months – A look back on Paul and Carole’s Year of Travel 2016

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12 Trips 12 Months – 2016 has been a really interesting year for Paul and Carole Loves to Travel, and hitting the big 50! We both work full time but have still managed to go on 12 trips. Here is …

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Paul and Carole’s Instagram Top 10 Photos of 2016

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We love travel photography and have been active on Instagram since April 2015. It is a great forum for showcasing your photography skills but also for gaining information and networking with like minded individuals. We have really enjoyed putting this post …

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Cruising from Singapore to Penang, Langkawi and Phuket on the Mariner of the Seas

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  Cruising Asia on the Mariner of the Seas As part of the 50th birthday celebrations we decided on cruising Asia on the Mariner of the Seas cruise ship from Singapore. We have travelled to Asia previously spending a lot of time in Thailand but had …

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Hotel Review – Baan Sijan Villa Resort, Koh Samui, Thailand

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Hotel Review Baan Sijan Villa Resort Koh Samui, Thailand   Baan Sijan Villa Resort is one of our favourite places to stay when we visit Koh Samui, an island off the east coast of Thailand.  We had our 5th visit in …

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Our stay at the Secret Garden Beach Resort, Bangrak, Koh Samui, Thailand

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Secret Garden Beach Resort, Bangrak Our Review by Paul and Carole We spent 3 weeks travelling around Koh Samui and our stay at the Secret Garden Beach Resort was one of our favourites. The Secret Garden has always had a good …

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The day we were interviewed by the BBC!

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We were contacted via Twitter by Anna King a DJ who works for BBC Radio Gloucestershire, she had been following our travels and was very interested in meeting us. We were very apprehensive when Anna first contacted us, as we …

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5 things to do in Ao Nang, Krabi, Thailand

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  Our top picks on what to do when visiting Ao Nang Thailand We have now been to Ao Nang in the Krabi Province, Thailand 4 times. It is a great place in it self, but also the gateway to …

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