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New India 5 year Visa

Good news if you’re a regular visitor to India, as a new 5 year visa is now available to residents of the UK.
If your stay is 30 days (now 60 days) or less then you have the cheaper option of the E-visa costing $60 plus small admin fee that can be applied for up to 120 days before your arrival and applied for online here. Continue reading

Location independence for £400 a month in Goa

There are numerous countries around the globe that you could base yourself to live an independent lifestyle.  Continue reading

Bangkok China Town

Bangkok – The hustle & bustle of China town makes for an entertaining evening, with plenty of street food kiosks plying their trade along the main street. An endless stream of heaving foot traffic effortlessly merges with the seller’s stalls, tables and chairs that spill over into the road, and ends up as looking like a street party. Working out what and who belongs to what street food kiosk is a game played by all. Continue reading

Georgetown Penang – Street Art

Around every corner awaits surprises as you search around Georgetown’s Unesco heritage site with map in hand, seeking out street art. Artists have left a trail of “works” for you to find and there a few hidden treasures that aren’t on the map and some are quite elusive and require you to hunt them down. Continue reading

Tiger Cave Temple Krabi

We had previously heard about the Tiger Cave temple, situated 3km outside of Krabi Town the last time we were visiting Thailand, but didn’t have enough time in our schedule to follow it through. We had already trekked for 5 hours around Krabi towns main sites and river front in the heat, and the thought just popped into my head “lets go and tackle stair hell”.  This sounded a good idea at the time little knowing what was ahead of us and what punishment I was ready to put my butt & thighs through, let alone my favourite T-shirt of the moment. Continue reading

Kong Ka Pier Krabi Town to Koh Lanta Thailand

We had been pretty busy in and around Krabi Town, from completing the Tiger Temple’s 1237 mountainous steps, to the Kaewkorawaram Temple, and in my quest to find the cheapest large Singha in town, had probably navigated every street in Krabi Town. We were due a rest, as we had put in the miles to feast at numerous food and hawker stalls all over Town. Continue reading

Langkawi to Satun Ferry and onto Krabi town

We organised our transfer from Langkawi to Krabi town through an agent, and the package included the taxi transfer from our hotel at Pantai Cenang beach, to Kuah Jetty for the ferry to Satun, and onward by coach to Krabi town, and all in cost 110 Malaysian Ringgit (£18) per person.

The taxi collected us at 07:30 to take us to the Jetty ticket booth which takes around 30 minutes where we handed in the receipt to the desk out front to get our ferry ticket to Satun departing at 09:00am. At Kuah Jetty, there are a few restaurants and coffee shops reasonably priced, and places to purchase the all important water and snacks for the journey. Continue reading

Chao Phraya River Bangkok

The Chao Phraya River borders Bangkok’s Rattanakosin Island and is based to the  West of the Phra Nakhon District. A short 10 minute stroll from the Khao San Road will get you to the Phra Arthit pier N13 which is situated next door to the Navali River resort hotel. Continue reading

Travel essentials for your trip

When you’re travelling foreign lands and there’s a lack of decent shopping outlets for that item that you can’t live without, then this list is for you. Continue reading

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