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It was difficult to have left Ireland towards the end of summer and to come back and find it in the throes of winter. All the more so when our last destination was bright and sunny, and the new one dark and gloomy. Between the lingering jet lag and the difficulty of adjusting to spending […]

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Dublin: The Homecoming

As expected, the flight home is a tough one. At 13 hours straight, it’s the longest flight yet. The airplane is a massive beast with two levels and at least 100 rows of seats. It seems that our previous luck with seating on airplanes has run out. While there are a lot of rows with only one or […]

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Bangkok: The Final Hours

All through the last year our departure date felt so far off in the distance that it didn’t seem real.  Even booking the airplane tickets a few weeks in advance we were too busy with our daily lives for it to register properly.  Time drifted past slowly, and then suddenly we were somehow only days […]

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Bangkok: Last Stop

With some reluctance we find ourselves preparing to leave Phuket and start the long trek home.  We settled in very well at the Kata Beach Spa Resort and regret having to leave it for the big smoke of Thailand – Bangkok.  Unfortunately our time on the road is running out so we have to accept […]

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Phuket: Sunsets and Speedos

We’re left with two more days to enjoy at Kata beach, and no appointments to keep.  We weigh up the options and costs for returning to Krabi airport and decide to simplify matters by booking another cheap Air Asia flight direct from Phuket to Bangkok.  We then settle in to relax for the remainder of […]

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Phuket – I upgraded you

We have a long, tough day getting to Phuket. It starts at 6am when we drag ourselves out of bed, pack our bags and wander the empty streets searching for an ATM that will agree to dispense us money. (The one in 7Eleven keeps rejecting us for no reason). Having put some cash into our […]

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Koh Lanta: Time for Lime

Attending a Thai cooking class is almost a rite of passage for the many tourists passing through Thailand. On our last day in Koh Lanta it’s time for us to experience a class ourselves. We’re hoping to take away some knowledge that we can use back home while we’re still feeling motivated to get into […]

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Koh Lanta: Lazy Cornetto Days

We’re treated to a good breakfast spread at the Boutique Bootcamp.  With military precision they produce tea, coffee, eggs, toast, jam and melon.  This softens us up for their news of the day.  They inform us that the fumigators are due to pass through today around lunch time which we’re not so keen to hear.  […]

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