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Dazzled in Dubai

We transferred through Doha which featured an Irish bar and several business men dressed in Dishdasha which was lovely to see. On arrival in Dubai airport, it took us forever to get through passport control and we were wondering where this fast paced UAE was that we had heard all about! However we emerged from the airport metro to be truly dazzled, it was like we had been propelled several years into the future. Dubai city centre literally glitters, everything…

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Chernobyl 2

We seen a memorial of all the little villages within the Chernobyl area and I was very surprised to see how many there were. Some people have returned to the 30km zone, of course, like us all, they wished to return home. Next up we went to visit the nuclear power plant, just looking at it drew back memories of happened in April of 1986 and the Soviet Union’s leaders reactions to it. Believe it or not, when the blast…

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Chernobyl

I know I’ve missed a few countries (will get back to them, I promise!) but with so many people asking about our experience, I feel I need to write my blogs on Chernobyl first. We chose to visit this area as the history has always moved me, the disaster happened the year I was born and our local community welcomed children that were evacuated from Pripyat (city close to the Nuclear disaster site) every summer. You need to visit Chernobyl…

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Tourist scams we encountered

Don’t let this post put you off travelling anywhere, it is merely to help you prepare for travel and avoid scams. People in general are good and we received honest help and kindness everywhere we went. Most scams are harmless and you will just end up shelling out a few dollars or listening to people whine! Here are some interesting and sometimes dangerous tourist scams we learned about and encountered along the way. Everywhere: If you can at all, use…

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Goa diaries :) ?>

Goa diaries :)

Before we even touched down in Goa, India we knew we were in for a crazy adventure. Before we landed, the air hostess asked us to cover our faces whilst they disinfected the plane with what smelt like toxic fumes! Unfortunately my backpack didn’t make it, so I had to get used to the feel of boxer shorts (thanks Phil :)) We caught a taxi outside the airport, not a difficult task as they were literally fighting over us! We…

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Angeles… ?>

Angeles…

We arrived in Manila airport, always a treat lol and went outside to meet our taxi guy Roly who Dad’s friend had organized for us to be brought to Angeles city! Now we had read a bit about Angeles city in the guidebook and so we were aware of what kind of tourist it normally attracts and all that but I was still shocked when we arrived there at night and drove along near the walking street! There were so…

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Palawan

We headed straight to our accommodation on White beach road in Puerto Princessa where we met our super lovely host Jessica. Unfortunately I lost my Iphone on the plane and Jessica rang the airports and airlines for me inquiring about it, I never did get it back but this was really lovely of her to do ? We had the interesting experience of squishing ourselves into a trike and heading to town, the trikes are pretty cheap at 50 pesos…

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Manila…get in, get out!

We began our trip to the Philippines in Penang airport where I spent our ringgit on a massage! This was like no other chair massage I’d had before! The intensity of it lifted me right up off the chair! We arrived in Singapore and I have to say it is the best airport in the world, I’ll even forgive them their expensive beer. There’s a pretty garden, gaming area, a swimming pool and a cinema all free to use. There…

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Penang…second time around ?>

Penang…second time around

Our second visit to Penang was better than our first, we found a nicer guesthouse called just inn which was kept super clean and was quiet ? we got the free Cat bus there ? It’s so handy as you can get it right near the boat pier ? We took the bus out to Penang hill and rode the funicular to the top. We were rewarded with a stunning view over Penang ? We decided to walk back down…

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Langkawi take 2

So we sat in the bus station and booked our flight (for 3 hours time!) to Langkawi. Cost us the small sum of 20 euro (never got a last minute flight so cheap in my life!) Flying out of KL was something else, it’s like a city in the midst of a jungle, I was super happy to be soaring above it ? The landing into langkawi was just as special, flying over the sandy beach and seeing the mountain…

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