Category Archives: Travel

A Weekend with Kerrie in Singapore

The first weekend in December Kerrie and I spent in Singapore together as she took a break on her return flight from Manchester to Melbourne. While we spent the Sunday largely walking Orchard Road with not much to do, we … Continue reading

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The Ship Inn at Lathom – Liverpool to Leeds Canal

Linking the major cities of Liverpool and Leeds in the UK, the Liverpool to Leeds Canal is the longest canal in Britain.  It is 127 miles in length and in its hey day was crucial for hauling coal and merchandise … Continue reading

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Manchester Christmas Market

I have been travelling to Liverpool-Manchester area for some 20 years now to visit Kerrie’s family and in that whole time we had never been into Manchester City.  Well Kerrie and I fixed that last weekend with a visit to … Continue reading

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Ao Dai – The Echo of the Country – Vietnamese Show

Local veteran Vietnamese fashion designer Si Hoang has created his latest ao dai (Vietnamese long dress) show at Ao Dai Exhibition in HCMC’s District 1, and last night I had the pleasure to attend. The designer has regularly held ao … Continue reading

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Vinasun Taxi’s–the only Taxi to get in Ho Chi Minh City

Just a quick note to my followers that when in Ho Chi Ming City (Saigon) make sure you only use Vinasun Taxis.  They are easily recognizable as a predominately white taxi with red and green branding. Especially when arriving at … Continue reading

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Pudu Market – Kuala Lumpur

A trip to Pudu Market is always an adventure and a must for anyone new to or visiting Kuala Lumpur.  Chow Kit used to be our go to Market to shock visitors but with all the construction going on it … Continue reading

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Isetan The Japan Store – Kuala Lumpur

I find The Japan Store (Market and Food Court) in the basement of the new Isetan Department Store in Lot 10 a rather special place as it is my escape from the consumer driven malls and tourist traps and eateries … Continue reading

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