Travel

Celebrations to mark Chinese New Year

After living in Penang for a year and making some good friends from the Penang Chinese community, I like to mark the Chinese New Year, perhaps more than the Gregorian calendar one. I have fond memories of Chinese New Year 2017 as it was full of tradition. I was happy to be able to mark

All’s Well that Ends Well. Our trip to Nusapenida, Bali.

Why offer to help if you don’t really want to? Now I have a daughter I like to have plans in place. I like to prepare her for what is coming next wherever possible; I no longer take the attitude: 'Oh well, if we miss the boat it's ok, let's just chill, something will come

Bicycle Tour, Hanoi, with a Four-year-Old.

On our recent trip to Vietnam, I hired a bike for the day with a child seat when in Hoi An. We had a lovely day, enjoying the breeze along the river, stopping off to look at Temples and ancient Houses. I was sold on cycling with my four-year-old. Then I went on a bicycle tour

Meeting Daddy for the First Time

I wrote this last year and was unsure about publishing, but have decided to do so one year on... After being in Malaysia for 364 days (residency rules) I was determined to travel with my then three-year-old to other parts of Southeast Asia before heading back to the U.K. I adore Vietnam and my

Have kids? Do travel! Some of my Why’s and How’s

‌I have always loved holidays. As I got older I discovered the joys of traveling and exploring new places. I remember listening to an interview on radio 4 with a mum traveling round India with her young daughter. I thought to myself "I'd like to do that, travel with my child if I have one,

Fun London Parks to Visit with the Family.

We love London parks! There are plenty of great parks in London that have playgrounds or other features that are great for kids. These are our favourites for a family day out. 1) Kelsey Park, Beckenham Not only does it have a great play area for kids(with a cafe by it offering a fair selection of things to

Top Things to do in Hoi An with Kids

Hoi An is a beautiful town with an ancient centre and a bit further on, a beach that stretches for miles. The town is quite compact, so easy to walk or cycle around. There are plenty of shops and quality eateries, many with real character. It's good for children of all ages. We stayed, on

Menjangan Dynasty Resort- North Bali with children

The location of this five-star resort is lovely- a secluded beach with lovely views across the bay. No big waves, just sand, some stones, bits of coral and rock pools. There is a restaurant which has call buttons so you can be served at the beach or the pool, and a dive shop which also

Rambutan Boutique hotel; Lovina with kids

The entrance is quite impressive for a relatively small hotel. What's more, we were welcomed warmly and shown to our room. It's located not too far from Lovina beach if you want to try out the black sand or go on a trip to see dolphins. All in all the Rambutan Boutique Hotel makes for

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