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

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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 you could do if you are visiting this area. …

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Chatrium Riverside Hotel Review Bangkok

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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 Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi International Airport. It took about an hour on …

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Bangkok – what to do and not to do!

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For such a vast city getting around Bangkok is relatively simple.  It has a Skytrain (BTS) which is easy to navigate and operates between 6am and midnight. To get a ticket go to the kiosk tell the kiosk operator where you …

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The Truth behind Elephant Exploitation and How you can Help

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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 asked if we wanted to feed the elephant bamboo shoots. We did …

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Taxis – the cost of transport in Koh Samui, Thailand

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We have now travelled to Koh Samui, Thailand 6 times and have got to know the island well. In this post we have looked at the cost of taxis and other forms of transport in Koh Samui, information that we wished we had on …

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Day out at Nikki Beach, Koh Samui, Thailand

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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 Place on Earth,” by The London Observer, Nikki Beach continues …

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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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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 not cruised this region before. We were excited …

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

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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 February 2016. Baan Sijan is a wonderful small villa resort …

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