Port Macquarie

Ok, here we go, off to see the Houghs! just a 4:30 min drive north of Sydney is one of the first penal colonies, Port Macquarie. We are heading up to see Gary, Mary-Ann and Arthur (more friends) who moved to the area recently to escape the city and enjoy a more relaxed environment. Well, … Continue reading Port Macquarie

Dan, Amanda and Family – Coogee

Not far from where we were staying in Coogee, there is a beautiful beach area/seafront. Tan had arranged to meet up with Dan & Amanda there, old friends from the Uk who lived here in Sydney when Tan did back in the 90's. They also have a couple of kids now who packed up with … Continue reading Dan, Amanda and Family – Coogee

Melaka’s a Cracker

Today we took a squeaky creaky propeller plane from Penang to Melaka, first time for the kids on such a small plane. We tried to hire a car and take the 5 hours drive down the coast, past Kuala Lumpur to Melaka. However, the cost was fairly similar and, oddly, we struggled to get a hire … Continue reading Melaka’s a Cracker

George Town – Penang

If first impressions are all we have to go on, then George Town wins hands down. The Colonial Architecture, Contemporary, Classic, Retro, Traditional style meld draw you in and inspire intrigue. What a wonderful melting pot of South Eastern and Colonial cultures. Staying at a wonderful little guest house called Sweet Cili, where they have … Continue reading George Town – Penang

Thailand – Bangkok

Said farewell to Sri Lanka and took a 4 hour flight to Bangkok today. It was a welcome sight to be amongst some order and no one peeping horns 24/7. Both T and I have visited Bangkok in the past couple of decades, and have to say it has changed quite a bit in this … Continue reading Thailand – Bangkok

Sigiriya Rock Fortress

The place I most wanted to see on Sri Lanka. Sigiriya Rock Fortress. The setting of the 80's classic, Save a Prayer by the new romantic teen idols, Duran Duran. Got up super early to be greeted by the worst driver in Sri Lanka. This combined with Kit having yoghurt for breakfast, only led to … Continue reading Sigiriya Rock Fortress

Temple of the sacred tooth

We took a visit to the Temple of the Sacred Tooth in Kandy. Said to contain the relic of the tooth of Buddha. Magnificent temple set in acres of land right in the middle of Kandy. Tooth ceremonies are held a few time a day, and the place is packed with tourists all trying to … Continue reading Temple of the sacred tooth