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The Final Chapter

We’ve been asked a few times, so we thought we should post one final update on the blog to let everyone know where we are now… After a year and a half of continuous travelling we decided to hang up … Continue reading

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Driving home for Christmas : Adelaide to Brisbane

After the Nullarbor, we slowed down a little to visit the Clare Valley, a beautiful wine region north of Adelaide. The wineries are relaxed and we enjoyed a glass or two (less for Ben) at both the Mad Bastard and … Continue reading

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Return to OZ. Travelling across the Nullarbor.

It’s always nice to return to somewhere familiar, and so it was for us back in lovely Perth. Although once again it was to be a short visit, long enough to check in with our family (thanks for the hospitality … Continue reading

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Thailand – Chiang Mai to Bangkok

We returned to Chiang Mai refreshed and ready for the festival season. The Thai people love a good procession, and the odd lantern or 10,000, so it’s an excellent time to visit and celebrate Loy Krathong (the banana leaf flora … Continue reading

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Thailand – From Chiang Mai to Pai

We came to Chiang Mai, in northern Thailand ready for some down time after nearly 3 months in SE Asia. Ben and I had visited before in 1997 with my cousin Sharon, and we struggled to recognise it, so much … Continue reading

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Laos, land of a million elephants.

Today we arrived in Laos, marking another ‘new’ country for us.  But it also marked a moment when we could actually measure the impact that travelling has had on the boys when the first thing they asked our airport taxi driver was … Continue reading

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The Temples of Angkor

If Cambodia is the Kingdom of Wonder, then the Temples of Angkor are the jewels in the crown. Our first view of Angkor Wat was overwhelming, for the sheer magnificence of its scale and setting alone. We stood at the … Continue reading

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Battambang is about 5 hours NW of Phnom Penh, and for us was a lesson in crazy driving in Cambodia. Our driver seemed determined to get us there as quickly as possible using any part of the road necessary with … Continue reading

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A Perfect Paradise Retreat at Lazy Beach.

Sihanoukville is on the Lonely Planet ‘10 places to watch’ list and it is definitely a growing backpacker destination in the south of Cambodia with beaches, hostels, bars, and partying – not really our scene – we came here to … Continue reading

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Phnom Penh, Cambodia

We caught the tourist boat from Vietnam into Phnom Penh, Cambodia along the Mekong River and our first impression was of a quieter, more affluent city with much less of the hustle and bustle of the cities in Vietnam – … Continue reading

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