Category: Beyond Africa

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

We spent the first few days of our Malaysia trip in Kuala Lumpur, and our last two days too. We saw the main tourist attractions by taking the city’s only Hop-On Hop-off bus tour (or HoHo bus as I like to call it). We also used the Monorail and walked a lot trying to get […]

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Malaysia Holiday - Why you should go

Malaysia Holiday - Why you should go A Malaysia Holiday had been on our bucket list for a long time. So when we received two complimentary tickets from Qatar Airways, we knew instantly that we wanted to go to Malaysia with them. We also knew that this trip had to be longer than our usual […]

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Malaysia with kids

Malaysia with kids My children are now 7 and 9 years old. We usually take them with us when travelling locally unless we are going to a venue where children are not allowed. But we don’t always take them with on our foreign trips, mainly for three reasons: firstly the considerable additional cost, secondly because […]

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My Indian Adventures - walking down memory lane

Incessant blasting horns, thick smog in the air,  the scent of marigold flowers mingled with the smell of cows, red betel-nut leaf stains – all combine to launch an intensive attack on the senses. India is definitely not for the faint-hearted. It is a melting pot of cultures, and a smorgasbord of experiences. It is […]

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China Travels - Beijing , Xian and Shanghai in 1 week

China Travels - Beijing , Xian and Shanghai in 1 week The Great Wall of China should be renamed The Great Walk of China. My Fitbit (step counter) registered over 1000 steep steps going up and then another 1000 steps down and that was just in the tiny section we visited. The Great Wall is […]

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Visit Istanbul - an incredible city

Why you should visit Istanbul Have a cup of tea with a Turk and you'll be friends for 40 years. So said the Turkish gentleman to us as his associate served us with warm apple tea in Istanbul. This is the nature of Turkish hospitality. Of course, after that, he tried to sell carpets and […]

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Freedom Of The Seas

A cruise on Freedom of the Seas Ahhhh, the incredible sensation of freedom! Imagine this: deep blue waters, the scent of salt in the air, standing hand-in-hand with your beloved on the top deck of a floating resort, while sailing past the picturesque Miami mansions of the rich and famous into the orange sunset. We […]

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