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Our Bangkok Hotel and Restaurant Tip for 2015

Our Bangkok Hotel and Restaurant Tip for 2015

| April 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

Bangkok is very much the same as we remember it, there doesn’t seem to be any discernible difference from our previous visits following the recent coup.  But then we don’t live here so how would we know. It was definitely quieter though; this could be simply because we are here at a different time of the year […]

The Tune Airport Hotel KLIA2

The Tune Airport Hotel KLIA2

| March 30, 2015 | 2 Comments

After a long haul flight and a busy travel day ahead, you don’t want to risk making the jet lag worse.  You need a place you can relax, refresh, recharge and the Tune Hotel KLIA 2 has all this and more.  This has got to be the best reasonably priced flashpacking hotel ever. A Great […]

Bangkok, Baggage, KLM: our 2015 Asia Adventure

Bangkok, Baggage, KLM: our 2015 Asia Adventure

| March 29, 2015 | 0 Comments

Getting back to Flashpacking Its good to be back on the road after such a long time. For those that have followed our travels this is what has happened to us since taking a career break and embarking on our travel adventure in 2011. For those that did’nt it all started here with Craig and John […]

Escape Lounge: Manchester Airport Terminal 3

Escape Lounge: Manchester Airport Terminal 3

| March 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

Departing from Terminal 3 at Manchester Airport was not a great experience as there are no smoking facilities once you get airside. One thing that made our departure from Manchester more pleasurable, despite the nicotine cravings, was a bit of pampering in the pay for airport lounge called “The Escape Lounge” at terminal 3.  In […]

West London Shopping and Secrets

West London Shopping and Secrets

| December 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

While Hyde Park and the nearby national museums top the lists of things to do in West London there are plenty of other hidden and lesser known benefits to your London stay in West London. Here are a few to whet your appetite. © Copyright Ben Brooksbank and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence. Transport […]

London Top Picks – Museums and Galleries

London Top Picks – Museums and Galleries

| December 11, 2014 | 1 Comments

London is one of the worlds great capital cities.  We had the good fortune of living there for a number of years and while there managed to sample all London has to offer.  In reality most visitors get just a few days to explore some of the delights on offer.  If museums, history an architecture are […]

Discovering the Quieter Side of Costa Brava

Discovering the Quieter Side of Costa Brava

| March 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

Costa Brava is part of Catalonia and stretches from the French border down to Blanes, its most southern resort where the Costa Brava becomes part of the sprawl of the Barcelones comarca. If you think of the Costa Brava the first thing  that usually springs to mind is the popular package tour  resorts of Lloret […]

An Unexpected Journey to Trilla

An Unexpected Journey to Trilla

| November 14, 2013 | 0 Comments

The good news is this post will not be as long as the Tolkien novel, but is sprinkled with a little mysticism and an unexpected treat. One of the great things about travelling long term is that when strange opportunities arise you are almost always in a position to say yes.   This happened to us […]

France, a Long Drive to Take a Bath

France, a Long Drive to Take a Bath

| October 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

We are lucky to have friends who live in the Languedoc and they were kind enough to look after us for a while at the end of June.   We know the area well as we owned our own villa in the region for many years before we set off travelling long term.   While here we […]

My Travel CV – La Carmina

My Travel CV – La Carmina

| September 25, 2013 | 0 Comments

I’m La Carmina, and my world revolves around travel and subcultures. You might have seen me as a guest host on Bizarre Foods (Travel Channel), World’s Weirdest Restaurants (Food Network) and other TV programs, including The Doctors and The Today Show. I’m the author of 3 books on Japanese pop culture and food – for […]