Category Archives: Far Eastern adventures

Maggie and Ella’s other adventure

I am finally getting around to posting a log of my adventure with my daughter last year (2012) when I met Ella mid-way on her return trip to the UK from Sydney, Australia, where she had been living and working … Continue reading

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Day 6, 15 July 2012 – Sri Lanka – Galle Fort

We leave the hotel in Bangkok at 04:00 and the streets are still full of life with people partying and food stalls still operating. We take off a little late at 07:15 and Ella is soon asleep so I find … Continue reading

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Day 5, 14 July 2012 – Bangkok – Grand Palace

Today I don’t feel like moving very fast and so we have a late start. Ella goes to the pool terrace for 45 minutes whilst I make a very leisurely start to the day. We decide to visit the Grand … Continue reading

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Day 4, 13 July 2012 – Bangkok, Ayutthaya – more ruins than you can shake a stick at!

Today we are visiting a World Heritage Site situated not far from Bangkok, about an hour and a quarter drive. We arranged a good price for the trip with our taxi driver yesterday and he will collect us from the … Continue reading

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Day 3, 12 July 2012 – Bangkok – shopping, but not as we know it

Its raining this morning – not the unrelenting downpour of our first night, but enough to need to take cover. So we decide to take a taxi to Siam Square, famous for shopping opportunities. I was expecting a mall similar … Continue reading

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Day 2, 11 July 2012 – Bangkok – a culinary adventure

We set the alarm for an early morning wake-up as we are being collected from the hotel at 8:20 to attend cookery class. We have booked with an organisation called ‘Baipai Cookery School’ http://www.baipai.com/About.html, and are picked up in a … Continue reading

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Day 1, 10 July 2012 – Bangkok – discovering the thrills of a tuktuk ride

It seems that ella has no problems with the accommodation (being a seasoned traveller she is used to much worse), but nevertheless, I can’t really unpack because there is nowhere to put anything. We both wake late and wander off … Continue reading

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Getting there, 8-9 July 2012 Malaga to Bangkok

I set out for Malaga airport at 09:30 on Sunday 8 July and once I landed at Stansted I immediately tuned my iphone to radio5live in order to listen to the commentary on the Murray Wimbledon final. He was one … Continue reading

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