The Kee Resort Phuket

Patong Beach

Patong Beach

There is no denying it Phuket is one of our favourite destinations in Thailand, we love to have a drink and party and above all else we love to eat and the quality and variety of food in Phuket is amazing.  From classic Thai street food such as gai tort (fried chicken) and moo ping (grilled pork skewers) or if classic restaurant dining is more your style you will find some very classy seafood and European style eateries.
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Mundaring Walk

During my morning constitutional walk this morning  through the streets of Mundaring in Western Australia I had this strange feeling that the Eye of Sauron was watching me…

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It seems the town planners in Mundaring were fans of the Lord Of The Rings.

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And on turning down a different road I found this lake not 5 minutes walk from our home I can almost see the shimmer of a polished long sword just below the depths…
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Rocky Mountains Canada

rocky mountainsMany people have heard of the Rocky Mountains located in Alberta and British Columbia, Canada. But for many, this area is a winter destination when everything is coated in bright white snow. Skiing, snowboarding and other snow activities definitely are in abundance here but there are many other activities to engage in. [Read more…]

The Baths of Budapest

budapest thermal bathsOverhead the storm that had followed us through Europe from Krakow to Budapest roared in the sky and the torrential downpours that we had become so used began once more in earnest. [Read more…]

Are You Going To San Francisco

Why San Fran?

The legendary San Francisco – home to the Summer of Love, gay pride and Mrs Doubtfire – is a throbbing, cultural hub of diversity and individuality. Here, where the dense fog rolls in every afternoon at 3pm, you can spend your days on your back in the tranquillity of the park, wafting in the breeze on the Golden Gate Bridge or loosening the purse strings in Union Square. [Read more…]

Wieliczka Salt Mines

Unusually for Poland in mid-June, the rain was coming down in torrents. Our usual holiday past-time of lazing on the Vistula River banks to nurse our Żubrówka hangovers was out, and we’d already ticked off all the obvious major ‘must dos’ of the region. [Read more…]

Los Angeles Tourist Tips

Los Angeles Korean BBQAfter a 10 hour flight from Fiji, LAX was a more than welcome sight. Even more so was the vision of a good friend – and his snazzy car – who had come to pick me up and accommodate me for a couple of weeks in his shared abode in Hawthorne. [Read more…]

Moving To Thailand

living in thailand templeThere are many options for expats to explore when looking for a new country to move to. Thailand has been a popular choice for many years and continues to entice expats with its low cost of living, year-round warm temperatures, exotic locale and culture, and those famous smiling faces that have earned Thailand its nickname: LOS (“Land of Smiles”). [Read more…]

Petra

Petra The Treasury JordonPetra is a famous ancient city carved into pink rocks in the middle of a desert south of Amman, the capital of Jordan. Also known as the “Rose City” because of the colour of the rocks, it was the home of the Nabataeans, an ancient civilization that flourished around two thousand years ago. It was hidden for hundreds of years and was only introduced to the world in the 19th century. [Read more…]

Swept Away – Niagara Falls

niagara falls close up waterfallAs a Canadian, born and bred in rural Alberta, I knew of Niagara Falls as an iconic landmark of my country. However, I didn’t see it with my own eyes until my 25th birthday. [Read more…]