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Flashpacking in China: Shanghai Arrival

November 4, 20122 Comments

Getting to China on this trip represents a real milestone for us.  China has always held a mysterious lure for me and I have been wanting to visit here since I was a child.   With independent travel around China easier than ever, we decided to ignore some of the doom merchants who advise against travelling here. We just […]

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Diving in Malaysia: Perhentian Island Life

August 25, 20128 Comments

From Mountain Highs to the Depths of the Sea The Cameron Highlands were a real treat in terms of the lovely cool weather, the great scenery and the relaxing fresh mountain air.  This crisp air was about to be replaced with something out of a compressed tank as we headed east through the mountains toward […]

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Flashpacking Family Holiday

July 7, 20120 Comments

Our admin days over we arrived at 9am at Bangkok Airport to collect our family (my twin sister Kay, my niece Karlie and her boyfriend Tal) from their 13hour flight.  They arrived remarkably refreshed despite what they described as bumpy journey and some terrible in flight food. Don Muang and Nok Air to Koh Samui […]

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Myanmar Visa in Bangkok and Some Travel Gadgets

July 1, 20125 Comments

Thailand Border Visa Hassles After our wonderful lazy few nights in Battambang in Cambodia it was a bus journey back to Phnom Penh in order to catch our flight to Bangkok.  We had intended to go overland direct from Battambang into Thailand but the 15 day visa limit on land crossings; and an extortionate charge […]

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Flashpacking thoughts from Cambodia

June 23, 20120 Comments

Cambodia Final Thoughts We cannot start a travel blog post about Cambodia without first mentioning the people.   We spent a month in Cambodia, and everybody we met here was charming and friendly.  I would say this is the most  friendly and happy place we have come across on our travels.   From the children in […]

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