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Egypt (Part 2) – Temple of Karnak, Valley of the Kings, Tutankhamen’s Tomb and Queen Hatshepsut’s Temple

Back on Egypt I decided to take my children to on a last-minute holiday to Egypt.  My partner was unable to make it do to work commitments (see my last post). I decided to take the munchkins to absorb some of the rich Egyptian history.  At the request of family, I decided to steer clear […]

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Egypt (Part 1) – Hurghada, Makadi, Snorkelling and Kissing a Cobra

Back in October, I decided to go on a spur of the moment holiday with the kids, since my partner had been unable to get time off during any of the school holidays (par for the course when you work in the airline industry).  I managed to bag a good deal to stay near Hurghada, […]

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FOLLOW THAT BED! …Worlds Wackiest Racers Experience

This is the video of me trying all of the vehicles listed below I’m not sure how many of you watched Wacky Races as a child, but I used to love it! If you don’t remember the cars or the storyline, I’m sure most people will recognise some of the Characters like Dick Dastardly and […]

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Indoor Sky-diving with my family!

Anyone who is a regular reader, will know that the event that kicked off my bucket list was my charity sky-dive for the hospice who cared for my Dad, Nick. After I completed my charity sky-dive for the hospice, my then 4 year old daughter proclaimed that she wanted to do a sky-dive too.  Clearly she is […]

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Thailand (Part 7) Patong, Bangla Road and Lady Boy Shows!

Thailand is famous for it’s beautiful Lady Boys or ‘Kathoey’ (pronounced: Kat-oo-ee), or transgender gay men.  This is so common in Thailand, compared to other countries, that in fact Thai’s see them as a third gender category, and there is even talk of introducing this into the Thai passport system. I have always thought I […]

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Thailand (part 6) – Visit the island of Phi Phi

If you’ve seen pictures of white sandy beaches in Thailand, the chances are they could have been taken at Phi Phi. The islands in this group are administratively part of Krabi province, Phi Phi Le and Phi Phi Don, are known for their excellent snorkeling and tropical beaches. Phi Phi Le is also known as […]

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Thailand (Part 5) Caving in a Sea Canoe in Thailand with John Grays

Ever wanted to go caving, without the danger?  After I read about Annette’s caving/tubing in Belize, I have wanted to try something similar…  During my time in Thailand, we were recommended by my uncle and some other ex-pats that we should try the John Gray’s Sea Canoe trip.  This was the one trip that everyone […]

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Archipelago… Eating Insects and drinking Python Infused Absinthe!

Some time ago, I read about Archipelago in a blog about the Top 10 unusual restaurants in London… I checked out the website and knew immediately it had to be added to my gastronomic bucket list for the sheer WTF novelty value! I like to consider myself fairly adventurous, but the thought of eating scorpions, […]

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Latitude Festival Frolics and Popping Leila’s Festival Cherry!

Some time ago I wrote a post called 10 Reasons why Latitude Festival is Top of My Festival Bucket List for 2012… Well, I managed to convince my friend Leila to come with me to pop her ‘Festival Virgin Cherry’. The only fly in the ointment for Leila; as a festival virgin was the prospect […]

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Hydro-Zorbing in London

If you have been following my blog for a while, you will know that I have been keen to try hydro-zorbing following my harnessed zorbing experience last summer.  What can I say except that it was absolutely hilarious brilliant wet fun?  My friend and I came away on an absolute endorphin high following this thrill […]

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GUEST POST: Why You Might Not Want to Ride an Elephant, After All

Some time ago, Emma’s post on riding an elephant in Thailand popped up in my Google alerts. I posted a comment, and Emma and I began an exchange that lasted all afternoon and continued on email…  Then Emma very graciously asked if I would write a guest post. Elephants are much like humans Elephants are among […]

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Thailand (Part 4) Phuket Monkey School… A Seriously Uncomfortable Experience

Following our trip to the Big Buddha, and our little Elephant Trekking experience, our taxi driver suggested that I might like to take my daughter to visit the Monkey school.  Since we had almost been attacked by wild monkeys at the Big Buddha who were trying to steal our food, I decided that it might […]

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Thailand (Part 3) Riding an Elephant

On our way upto the Big Buddha, Phuket we passed 2 elephant trekking sites, and I pointed out the elephants to my daughter.  We were both excited to see these amazing animals there by the side of the road!  I had asked the taxi driver at the first ones we saw if you could travel […]

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Thailand (Part 2) The Big Buddha, Phuket

In my last post, I wrote about a review of South tip of Phuket including The Evason & Bon Island Hotel and The Green Man in Ruwai.  If you are staying in the southern coastal areas of Phuket, like Ruwai, Chalong, Kata or Karon, you will not be able to miss The Big Buddha, even […]

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Thailand (part 1)… Evason & Bon Island, Ruwai and the South tip of Phuket

Back in September we realised that my partner would almost certainly be away working for Christmas with the way his leave and rostering system works, so he decided to bid for a trip that we might both like to go on, rather than lose any sleep over it (it’s the airline industry-so it goes with […]

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