Second stop Thailand (and a little bit of China!)

Arriving at 5pm we were collected by the transfer driver we had pre-booked to our accommodation Manora Garden.  It was a 45-minute drive which cost us 700 thb (approximately £16).  The property had excellent reviews and we hoped that it would live up to our expectations.  We were not disappointed. Continue reading “Second stop Thailand (and a little bit of China!)”

Cambodia Oct/Nov 2016

Our accommodation offered free transport from the airport to the villa which we readily accepted.  It was a relief to see my name on the sign and we exited to the airport. Looking for our transport; we expected a car or a van and therefore were surprised to say the least when a tuk tuk showed up.  How were our 6 cases going to fit on there? To our surprise this was no problem to the driver who tied on our cases and put them all around us!.  All secured and ready to go and laughing at how bizarre this situation was we headed off to our accommodation.

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Our Long Awaited Travels – First Stop Beijing, then Phuket, Bangkok and finally Cambodia! Phew

Finally it was time to embark on our long awaited trip.  We headed off to Heathrow T2 to catch our Air China flight to Beijing.  The check in process went with a few hiccups; we hadn’t managed to check in online and when we arrived the electronic system was not working in the airport.  After manually being checked in we did manage to get seated together on the first leg of our flight and said goodbye to our luggage in the hope that we may see it again soon…. Continue reading “Our Long Awaited Travels – First Stop Beijing, then Phuket, Bangkok and finally Cambodia! Phew”

Change of Plan…Phuket here we come!

Ok so with everything set for our trip to Cambodia; hotels reserved, transfers booked we were informed by Air China that they had cancelled the 2nd leg of our flight from Beijing to Siem Reap.  There were no alternatives either as Air China for whatever reason have pulled out of Cambodia. Continue reading “Change of Plan…Phuket here we come!”

Cambodia here we come! – Planning our trip

Last year Nigel’s eldest Daughter decided to move to Cambodia to teach English and we have been looking since for a good deal on flights so that we can go and visit her.  Finally after lots of searching we saw a post on advertising flights to Cambodia in October 2016 for approximately £350 each.  She is staying in Siem Reap and after some fiddling around with dates we managed to secure flights from London Heathrow to Siem Reap with Air China for £365 each for a two week break. Continue reading “Cambodia here we come! – Planning our trip”

A Novel way of Saving….


How can you turn a penny into £1343.22 in one year? Well, it takes two of you to do so, and here’s how. On Facebook, in December we spied an idea which we decided to try in order to save for a holiday without a massive initial outlay – for every day of the year you add pennies to a jar. For example, on the 1st Jan, you add 1p, 2nd January 2p….1st February 32p etc.   Continue reading “A Novel way of Saving….”

A trip to Hel! – Poland April 2016

Ok so it’s not as dramatic as it sounds and a bit of an exaggeration but we have recently returned from a trip to Poland and visited a place called Hel which is located on the tip of the Hel peninsula 21 miles from mainland Poland.

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The Bridge – Our Nordic Noir inspired trip to Denmark & Sweden January 2016

We have been fans of The Bridge for many years following the adventures of Saga Noren and Martin Rohde .  For those of you who are unaware, The Bridge is a Scandinavian crime drama television series created and written by Hans Rosenfeldt.  It is a joint venture financed and created by both Danish and Swedish television and has been shown in over 100 countries.  The series is gripping and after pondering where to go for a January break and recently watching Series 3 we decided to head to Copenhagen for a 2 night weekend break.

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In Search of the Northern Lights in Iceland- October 2015

We visited Iceland previously in April 2014 and were totally blown away by the dramatic volcanic landscapes of the country.  We decided on a return visit to allow Nigel’s children Nathan (19) and Caitlin (17) the chance to experience Iceland for themselves, to explore more of the island and hopefully see the northern lights.

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Hong Kong, China and Macau- May 2015

A random trip to Asia!

Hong Kong had never been somewhere we had thought of visiting; of course, one day it would be great but it wasn’t on our ‘bucket list’; however whilst browsing one evening and seeing flights for £275 return with Virgin Atlantic through Expedia Hong Kong we decided to try and book them anyway with no hope of them being honoured at that price…..they were! Before we knew it we were at the doctors getting jabs and packing our cases. Continue reading “Hong Kong, China and Macau- May 2015”

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