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Airport Nightmares

An uneventful flight from Paris Charles de Gaulle to Cancún on our Air France Boeing 777-300ER. Until the final half hour, when things started to go pear-shaped.

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Go West, Young Man

All of the advance planning has now fallen into place for our next big holiday in February – Mexico!

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Flamborough Head

A week away in the caravan, exploring the Flamborough Headland Heritage Coast in East Yorkshire. We managed to squeeze quite a few places and attractions into a busy week of touring the area…

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Dreaming Spires

A few short diary notes from our first trip out with the caravan this year, to visit the City of Oxford. The city is famous amongst other things for the oldest university in the world, and as an historic backdrop for Inspector Morse, Harry Potter and I’m sure many more!

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The Land of Smiles

Our last full day in Bangkok, so we’ve been busy exploring. First, Wat Arun or Temple of the Dawn. Then a short ferry ride across the river, to visit Wat Pho and the giant reclining Buddha. Later on, a rooftop treat looking out over all of Bangkok!

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Back to Bangkok!

Our Thai Airways flight back from Phuket to Bangkok this morning, followed by an opportunity to explore Bangkok’s Chinatown.

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Paradise Found

A touch of escapism today, as we took a ferry sailing to Kho Phi Phi island for a one-night stopover.

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Paradise Lost

A travelling day today, as we flew south for a short beach holiday in Phuket. We’ve got ourselves a sea view at the quieter end of Patong Beach for the next few days!

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Muang Boran, the Ancient City

An entire day spent on traveling to and visiting this immense outdoor cultural theme park. A mixture of actual buildings which have been relocated, and replicas of important buildings or monuments typically done at one third scale.

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It’s behind you!

So there we were, minding our own business in Lumphini Park, when suddenly this ****ing HUGE Water Monitor Lizard clambers up the bank and starts heading straight towards us!

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In Bangkok at twelve o’clock

Going out in the midday sun, to visit the National Museum. Then souvenir shopping along the Khao San Road.

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Messing about on the River!

Today we hopped on the tourist express boat, and headed north along the Chao Phraya river. Our destination, the Grand Palace, and the temple of the Emerald Buddha at Wat Phra Kaeo.

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