Japan 2017

Fushimi Inari-taisha Kyoto Japan

Sunday October 1st 2017: We flew out at 6.30am. Which meant leaving home at 3.30am to get to Brisbane airport for 4.30-5am. Which also meant getting up at 2.30am… Adding to all this on Friday night we saw George Clinton with Parliament and Funkadelic at the Caloundra Music Festival. Then Saturday night we saw The […]

Khao Sok

Our Travels Khao Sok National Park

Khao Lak Next; we flew from Chiang Mai to Phuket, with our destination being Khao Lak. This is a quiet town about 1 hour drive from Phuket airport and is right on the ocean. It was completely devastated in the 2004 Christmas tsunami and we visited the museum dedicated to this disaster. It is visited […]

New Zealand 2015

our travels milford sound new zealand

New Zealand Here We Come… The idea was to go back to NZ, see the Milford Sound and see Phyll around/after her 80th Birthday. We flew into Christchurch and got our hire car from the airport. It all went according to plan so we headed for our hotel The YMCA. Great location. However after the […]


Our Travels Granada Spain

Malaga – Granada Firstly I must say the culture and natural beauty of Southern Spain is astounding! We landed at Malaga airport southern Spain after about a 1.5 hour flight from Manchester. We then straight away sussed out getting a bus from the airport to our first destination, Granada. Didn’t really have any chance to […]


Our Travels York

Diagon Alley York York was probably our favorite of all the places we visited in the UK. With it’s Diagon Alley style buildings of The Shambles dating back to… who knows when? Some ruins are even there from the Roman occupation. Once again the weather was balmy and we stayed within walking distance of the […]

Seminyak 2011

Our first trip to Bali was in (let me check the timeline) June 2011 and our second was August 2014. June 2011 For me our first trip was the most memorable. I remember we got stranded at the airport by a driver who was meant to pick us up but didn’t show. Waiting, waiting, waiting… […]

Goa 2008

Our Travels Goa 2008

Goa here we come Goa is the best place in India. We enjoyed it so much on our first trip together in 2005 we decided to go for our honeymoon. Some people will ask “India for honeymoon…?”. Eating in restaurants right on the beach with our feet in the sand. People around us smoking funny […]

Similan Islands

Getting to the Similan Islands Similan Islands is a nature reserve an hour by speed boat from Khao Lak. To go snorkeling or not, that is the question? On the night before over dinner we had decided yes, thankfully. The taxi was over an hour late, at that stage I was starting to get annoyed. […]