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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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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Thomson Adriatic Affair Cruise – Ports of Call Review

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We have wanted to visit Croatia for a few years now and when we found the Thomson Adriatic Affair Cruise Itinerary it was perfect. It was a seven day cruise on the Thomson Celebration Cruise Ship. It would take us to …

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Hotel Review – Riu Costa Lago Hotel, Torremolinos, Spain

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We visited Torremolinos, on the Costa Del Sol, Spain for 5 nights to celebrate my 50th Birthday and my good friend Kate’s Hen Party and we stayed at the 4 star Riu Costa Lago Hotel. We flew from East Midlands airport to …

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Our weekend stay at the Cardiff Caravan and Camping Park

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We have got to know the city of Cardiff well during our times housesitting with Lip and Shadow. We decided we would venture out in our campervan and see it from a different perspective, so we booked into The Cardiff Caravan …

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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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Marina Bay Sands Hotel Review – is it worth the expense?

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We had been dreaming about staying at the Marina Bay Sands Hotel in Singapore for many years but never could justify the expense. However, for a special big 50th birthday, we decided to blow the budget, and tick off one of …

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