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Random Bali Update

"Has anybody seen JC, not since Easter Monday, riding on and donkey"!!! That's for the all the peeps we were with in Singapore!

We have just booked our ticket to Bali this morning with Jetstar so are spending our last few moments at the Prince of Wales guest house where we stayed. The review of Singapore will come shortly along with a few random unusual nights out. Jacuzzi in a multi million pound establishment on Robertson Quay, and talking to a random middle aged Scottish guy lurking around at 4am looking for cigarettes…So until we ground in Indonesia ... Read More »

Power Day In Kuala Lumpur Part 2

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Having scoffed a load of doughnuts and ruined any good work I had managed that day with regards to eliminating my podgy stomach, we headed back to our guest house to sort ourselves out. Being only a short walk we got back in around 10 minutes and proceeded to chill out for a bit, well I did anyway, Thomo had other ideas. To paint a more vivid picture imagine a chimp, now imagine that chimp ... Read More »

The Other Half Of The Train Journey And Customs (Kuala Lumpur To Singapore)

Ian makes his own entertainment on the train to Singapore....either that or he is covering the beak!!!

As it happens the train did get a little more uneasy in areas so the grim reality is you have to be an absolutely hardcore heavy sleeper to get through the journey. The scenery is nice enough to scope out though so at least it isn’t pure boredom all the way there! I would have watched a film or listened to headphones but as I hacked apart my computer to salvage the hard drive in ... Read More »

Staying Fit And Healthy Whilst Travelling

What are you doing Ian? Surely you should be working on those sparrow legs?!?!

I thought I’d write this post as it maybe something that most people don’t bare in mind before they begin travelling, but from my experience so far I can see how easy it could be for someone to fall out of shape, become lazy and ultimately affect their travel decisions. Firstly, I will apologise for the photo which I have used here, this is merely a free gym/park setup which we encountered on the walk ... Read More »

Power Day In Kuala Lumpur Part 1

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We have gotten ourselves down to a tighter budget than we’d like and so are minimizing our time in Malaysia and Indonesia until we get to Australia to start recouping some funds. As we had heard that Kuala Lumpur wasn’t the cheapest we had given ourselves a day and a half to get around, and as we have found out, that is enough to do the main sights and have a good walk around (I ... Read More »

Koh Phi Phi To Kuala Lumpur (and our room)

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As I write this I am sitting in our new room in Kuala Lumpur. It’s a fairly standard room, but to us the fact it has air conditioning is a bit of a luxury, despite the fact that we have already pumped in up from 20 degrees to 25 degrees as it feels too cold (If we wanted cold we’d go back for the British ‘summer’ time). We are paying 110 Ringgit for 2 nights ... Read More »

‘Any Hole 600 Baht’ !!! Part One

Moments later he as crying profusely and asking for his mummy. Luckily I have his mum on speed dial....love you Paula!

So as part of our standard ritual of not doing things by halves we had a very steady day in Phi Phi yesterday. We enjoyed some great food, a mix of panang curries, yellow curries and a continental breakfast for captain safe (Scotty) before having a little stroll about to see what else was going on in town. We had arranged to meet up with Grainne and Ceira around evening to have a few drinks ... Read More »

“I’m Sure It’s In My Bag Somewhere”

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When leaving England I must have gone through my bag at least 3 times shedding clothes to get it more manageable for my girly arms to carry. If I knew what I know now I wouldn’t have bothered. Throughout the entire trip it has been like one big clothes exchange……I buy them….Thailand consumes them. Whether it be through loss or destruction I am constantly replacing clothes and possessions. The following is a short list of ... Read More »

What To Expect From Koh Phi Phi

Expect to see people like Ian here.....classic Brit abroad!!

As an overview of Koh Phi Phi I will try and collaborate as many different experiences and expectations as I can think of from the time I have had here. Obviously Phi Phi is an island on the south west side of Thailand and lies just north of Phuket which is a notorious ‘moon party island’. The general feel around Phi Phi is a very safe one and everybody seems to be out for pretty ... Read More »

Tips For Writing A Travel Blog And What I’ve Learned So Far

A few days in and Ian is looking more ripped than he ever has before!

When I set out on my travels with Scotty I knew a little bit about the importance of regular updating of a blog especially in the eyes of Google. Google basically owns the internet so if you stay on the right side of them you will generate more traffic through your site as their ‘Google bots’ love new and original content. A ‘Google Bot’ is just a term which people on the internet use as ... Read More »

How To Not Sleep In Your Room In Koh Phi Phi

Our first day in Koh Phi Phi. Lots of Chang, lots of fun and new friends.

After our day at the chill out bars of the beach, a few drinking games with new people we had met and still no back pack (just my little rucksack with all my essentials) Scotty and I ambled around in a semi tipsy stupor looking for food with our new gang of people (3 English girls, an Irish, an American and a South American), we successfully managed to not achieve this task and instead found ... Read More »

Long Beach and Sunsets

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I think at this point we are on day four of Koh Phi Phi. It’s fair to say that yesterday was a write off, as a group of five at this point, not a single one of us had the ability to construct a coherent sentence or even at some points the will to try and talk. It had been a wild first few days and so it was imperative we stopped for a recouping ... Read More »

From Krabi To Phi Phi

Boat trip from Krabi to Koh Phi Phi.

After our time in Krabi we decided to go to the neighbouring island of Koh Phi Phi, made famous by the film ‘The Beach’ back in the day. Once again as ever I had no idea of what to expect from Koh Phi Phi so we just boarded the taxi and shot off on the boat at the cost of 350 Baht to see what the crack was. The boat journey was a steady hour ... Read More »

OCD As Easy As 123….4567

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Ok so I thought maybe I would write a little something about my ‘OCD’. For some, they may be able to relate, some may get a laugh from it and some might just think I’m weird, but either way I’m going to talk about it. Firstly I have to mention I have recently been reading Jon Richardson’s book ‘Its Not Me It’s You’ (all be it only 60 pages in at this point) who is ... Read More »

Our Evening In Krabi

Thomo getting sentimental or creative with this picture...you decide!

Yesterday evening was alcohol free due to our amazing new mopeds so we treated ourselves to a romantic pizza in an Italian restaurant on the main strip overlooking Ao Nang coast. Most of the places down that strip cater towards families and is a bit of a tourist trap but as I was still ecstatic about seeing an actual monkey I thought I should take my smile to the table in a lively establishment. At ... Read More »

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