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Langkawi Adventures – Part 2

The day after the kayak paddle had compounded the already stiff joints both Di and I were experiencing after the jetski tour we were off on another adventure, this time diving/snorkeling. We were again picked up early and had to decide who in the group would be diving and who…
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Langkawi Adventures – Part 1

After surviving our sixth Asian ferry trip the four of us arrived at Langkawi Island. Langkawi Island is a reasonably large Malaysian resort island that extends into the Andaman Sea off both Thailand and Malaysia. The ferry terminal here was reasonably efficient and we were in a taxi to our…
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Penang with the Kids

Waking up the morning after the kids arrived in Penang was like revisiting Christmas Morning again. Di and I were up early and we waited for them to wake up. We waited and waited and waited. Charlotte had arrived with a cough and we could hear her barking away around…
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The Good, The Bad, & the Ugly of Indonesia

Reflecting on our time in Indonesia. The Good The people are extremely friendly, no matter where we were in Indonesia – East Java, Bali or Jakarta, everyone wanted to help us, even when we didn’t want it 🙂 Taxis – super cheap. The flagfall was only 75 cents (AUD) Cheap…
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Ferries, Taxis and Trains to Penang

The ferry from Batam Island to Singapore costs about AUD$17 each and takes about 90 minutes. The commute is very busy especially on a Monday morning with workers making the journey across to Singapore. I have managed to tame Di, somewhat, over the years with her desire to be first…
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