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Porto, Portugal – Summer 2018

From the moment we got off the plane we knew this would be an unforgettable city break… Our taxi drove us from the airport along the Douro River which gave us a first glance at breathtaking bridge views and the terraces of quaint clay rooftops and spires of the local history that banked on either…

The Gaul Village of Mirepiox & Carcassonne

I was the last to be served but finally, my order arrived.  First, my coffee followed swiftly by a Nutella crepe – a delicacy in this region.  The square was relatively quiet aside from the carousel as my young nephews yelled in excitement “again, again” to their aunt. The immense gothic cathedral silhouette towered high on the…

The Floating Village upon the Tonle Sap

Photo Collection: The Floating Village on the Tonle Sap, Cambodia – Our young captain takes us for a tour past stilt homes of the local fishermen, along the river and into the produce-rich vastness of the Tonle Sap Lake (upto 16,000sq km) – one of the few tidal lakes in the world. The lifestyle here…

Walking among the Giants and Flight of the Gibbon

3 days of getting our ‘Indiana Jones’ on and exploring the many temples and structures of Siem Reap – said to have been built in the 16th Century onwards…  The sheer size is absolutely mind-blowing and the fact they have stood for so long without the aid of a mortar is incredible. After our last temple,…

The Road to Siem Reap, Cambodia

The Thai-Cambodian Border After around 4-5hrs, we woke up to an announcement from out arrived at the Cambodian Consulate in the Thai-Cambodian border town of Poipet. If you have heard or read anything about crossing this border then you have no doubt heard of the various visa, taxis and bus scams that tourists can get…

Leaving the Maldives for Bangkok

Landing at around 6 am, we collected our luggage, cleared customs and passed through the arrivals gate of Bangkok Airport. Next on the agenda was a journey through the history and landscape of Cambodia via the Angkor Wat Trail and Intrepid Travel. But first… Where was our hotel transfer?!… Just as well we were still…

Enjoying Kuredu

Some well needed relaxing. Who’s idea was it to do a diving course on holiday!?! Lol Just jokes, it was great but time to get back to some serious relaxing. These past 2 days have been filled with as little as possible. First, we snorkelled in the lagoon catching up with a couple of Sea…