• Travel Resources

    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…

  • Asia,  Malaysia

    A Week in Georgetown, Penang

    As I sit here in our housesit writing in chilly Oxfordshire, England I am dreaming of the warm days we spent in Georgetown, Penang.  Although we have been to Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand and Laos this was our first time in Malaysia and we were excited to visit a new destination.  Georgetown was a late addition to our itinerary on the suggestion of friends and family particularly as we were told Penang has the best food and great street art – they know us well! And they were right. Georgetown was our first stop in our month of delicious tropical adventures and we were both excited to start this new phase of our lives,…

  • Europe,  UK

    A Week in Cornwall

    Cornwall has been a welcome reprieve from the hustle and bustle of other English towns and cities we have been visiting. After a busy week in London, we headed south on the train. 3.5 hours later we were in Plymouth.  It was good to be back by the sea – we hadn’t realised how much we missed the sea!Our latest housesit has been on the banks of the Tamar River, on the border of Cornwall and Devon.  The setting was idyllic spring countryside with the primary noise is that of the sheep in the next field.  We are sitting here again in August so this visit was a chance for us…

  • Europe,  UK

    Day Trip to the Eden Project in Cornwall

    Visiting the Eden Project, Cornwall is a great day out.  If you are thinking about going to the Eden Project and not sure where to start, this post will help you figure out what you need to do, best places to stay and how to get the best out of your visit!This Article may contain compensated links. Please read our Disclaimer for more information.Visiting the Eden ProjectWe are housesitting in Cornwall and are determined to get out and experience as much as we can.  We are returning to this housesit in August which is peak Summer holiday season, so we are aiming to knock off as much as possible in the…

  • Where to stay in Lyon, France
    Europe,  France,  Travel Resources,  Where to Stay

    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
    Asia,  Hanoi,  Travel Resources,  Vietnam,  Where to Stay

    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…

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