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Adventures in Australia – Melbourne Part 2, the nature and culture

First to my favourite aspect of Melbourne culture, wine-tasting!! A slight confession, although I love wine I wouldn’t say I have a great knowledge of it. Mr Silver and I usually plump for the most reasonably priced Sauvignon Blanc on the wine list! That being said we were both very excited about our Melbourne wine… Read more »

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Adventures in Australia – Melbourne Part 1, the hotel and the food!

When we landed in Melbourne we were delighted to see a sunny sky after the disappointment of a dreary Hong Kong! Australia’s second most populous city would be our home for the next six nights, which was the longest we would be staying anywhere but we would be packing in alot! Melbourne is know for… Read more »

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Adventures in Australia – First a stop over in Hong Kong!

In order to break up the epic flight, Mr Silver and I decided to stop off in Hong Kong on the way to Oz. I was very excited about the glamourous hotels, restaurants and shops that abounded in Hong Kong so the small region seemed the ideal stop over for us. When we arrived the… Read more »

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Adventures in Australia – An introduction

2012 was the year I turned 30 and I wanted to achieve a long-held travel ambition. To go the other side of the world and see Australia! Having never had the gap year experience that many of my friends had had I wanted to do it now and to have an extended period of time… Read more »

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A night at The Ledbury

After a hot and exotic November spent in Thailand, December was rather dreary for me…over indulgence on holiday meant a healthy December and avoiding Christmas treats. Mulled wine is especially hard to say no to! That said, I was particularly looking forward to the treat planned for my three year anniversary with the lovely Mr… Read more »

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Our heavenly holiday to Thailand – One night in Bangkok

Our final stop was Bangkok, the capital and the most populated city of Thailand.  I have visited Bangkok before and I have to admit that I didn’t really enjoy my time there. Bangkok has very limited roads and an awful lot of cars which has resulted in terrible traffic congestion and in turn highly severe air pollution. The heat is… Read more »

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Our heavenly holiday to Thailand – Chiang Rai, The Golden Triangle and an Elephant Experience

After a four hour drive, we arrived at our next destination, the Four Seasons Tented Camp Golden Triangle in the Chiang Rai province. The Golden Triangle is where the borders of Thailand, Burma and Laos meet and where the Ruak River flows into the Mekong. As we were to find out more about later the area is, along with Afghanistan,… Read more »

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Our heavenly holiday to Thailand – Chiang Mai, a visit to the Lanna Kingdom

A short plane journey took us to our next destination, Chiang Mai. Chiang Mai is the second largest city in Thailand after Bangkok. It is also one of the most culturally significant, playing host to many Thai festivals and incorporating many museums and temples. Our hotel here was the Four Seasons in the Mae Rim Valley, outside the main… Read more »

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Our heavenly holiday to Thailand – Phuket Part 2, the celestial wonder of Trisara

Our next destination in Phuket was Thalang Beach and the gorgeous Trisara hotel. The name Trisara can be translated from Sanskrit as ‘The Third Garden in Heaven’ and it was true that this beautiful lodging was heaven on earth. As we arrived we were welcomed to join the Sunday Brunch which was a gorgeous buffet of appetizer spoons,… Read more »