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    Travelling while sick

    The air was thick with heat and humidity in Georgetown.  Everything seemed to move in slow motion.  And me, well I sat either shivering or sweating beneath the air conditioner listening to people getting ready to explore Georgetown, there was a knock on the door.  ‘Come and have some soup’. There is nothing fun about being sick when you are traveling, and this was week one of our big adventure.  While I was feeling sorry for myself as Andy ventured out, a few things about being sick occurred to me, but more about that later. How Did We Get Here?In 2017 we sold our house, went house sitting full time and…

  • Asia,  Malaysia,  Travel planning

    Top Things to do in Penang, Malaysia

    Why should you visit Penang? Malaysia is a treasure trove of amazing experiences.   One of the things to do in Malaysia is definitely to pay a visit to its smallest province, Penang. Penang tourist attractions include many interesting temples, fabulous beaches, delicious food tastings and many more. We loved visiting Penang, and know we will definitely be back. Visit this amazing place and decide for yourself which is the best place in Penang.  There are plenty of things to do in Penang, and sometimes it can be difficult to figure out which ones you should tackle first.  This is our Top Things to do in Penang list.  It is not an…

  • Where to stay in Lyon, France
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    Where to Stay in Lyon, France

    France’s second City is a wonderful destination to visit.  This post outlines the best areas to stay in Lyon, and potential hotels and accommodation to make your trip to Lyon fabulous.  We have spent quite a bit of time in France exploring and visiting friends and family.  We visited Lyon City, France mid Summer and were surprised by what a great city it is to visit.  We were drawn to France’s second city by its culinary reputation – and we weren’t disappointed.  Bordered by two rivers, Lyon is a charming city with amazing architecture both modern and ancient, a UNESCO World Heritage protected old town, fantastic museums and great food. …

  • where to stay in Hanoi, Vietnam
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    Guide on Where to Stay in Hanoi, Vietnam

    Planning to visit Hanoi? Trying to decide on places to stay in Hanoi? Figuring out the top hotels in Hanoi?  This short guide will help you decide the best area to stay in Hanoi and find your best Hanoi hotel or even a Hanoi serviced apartment.  We have outlined the best Hanoi districts to stay in, places to see in Hanoi and highlighted a few tips on what to do in Hanoi, Vietnam. If you are trying to figure out where to stay in Vietnam, Hanoi is a wonderful introduction to Vietnam, or even to your Asia travels.  Hanoi Vietnam is a wonderful mix of new and old and is…

  • What to see in Krakow
    Europe,  Poland,  Where to Stay

    Ultimate Guide to Krakow, Poland

    Krakow, Poland is an easy, budget-friendly city to visit.  There are plenty of things you must do in Krakow, good public transport and excellent value for money.  Whether you are going to spend a week or 2 days in Krakow, this Guide will help you find out what to see and the best things to do in Krakow, Poland. You can also find the places to visit and discover the top things to do in Krakow in this ultimate Krakow guide. This Article may contain compensated links. Please read our Disclaimer for more information. Krakow was our first stop in a four-week journey through Europe.  After spending a week in Krakow, we…

  • Guide to Buying the Best Travel Backpack
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    Guide to Buying the Best Travel Backpack

    A travel backpack is that key piece of equipment that can make your journey easier or just plain painful.  Choosing the right backpack for travelling can make or break your trip or budget! We have been on many trips over the years and used a wide variety of backpacks and know what it means to have chosen the wrong backpack – and so does my husband as I complained non-stop while wearing an ill-fitting, too large or uncomfortable pack!  So, choosing the right backpack is a big decision and one that can impact on your journey from day 1! Continue Reading

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    Getting Ready for Long Term Travel

    Making the decision to undertake long term travel can be daunting. Find out how to get ready for a long trip, develop a long term travel packing checklist and a few long term travel tips and tricks. Long Term Travel has long been a dream of ours. In November we packed up our lives and set off on our adventure of a lifetime through long term travel – this post is about what we did to get ready and what we have learnt so far.  After decades of working hard we made the leap into the unknown, sold our house and set off to travel and explore the world  So now,…

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