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Decidedly Dilly Divas and other Dramas

Decidedly Dilly Divas and other Dramas

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Confucius say “short man who dance with tall woman get bust in mouth”. That is indeed a pearl of wisdom! As we were privy to local lore we were treated to strange customs in Ha Noi.  So instead of watching the famous Water Puppets we went in pursuit of Fre Astair and Ginga Roger (in keeping...


Street food in the fast lane

Street food in the fast lane

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Streets are swarming with scooters, rickshaws, hookers and hawkers. The sidewalks bustle with traders, pedestrians, street cafes, and panhandlers This frisson is like a needle in a vein and addictive. The steamy life on the street is heady and the cacophony of sound and raw energy makes any...


In a Singpore Grip

In a Singpore Grip

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Lets agree prohibition sucked and led to all sorts of mischief. Imagine a government that bans chewing gum? The fear of the law was put into me and I had visions of sniffer dogs discovering my Imodium and Vomifene so I rushed to my G.P for prescriptions in case I got the chop, no questions...


Yikes bikes, peddling power

Yikes bikes, peddling power

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“Give a man a fish and feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and feed him for a lifetime. Teach a man to cycle and he will realise fishing is stupid and boring.” Desmond Tutu, high-fi! This afternoon I donned my cycling shorts and reluctantly went off to the gym to attend a Spinning...


Trekking in Sa Pa with Zer-Zer

Trekking in Sa Pa with Zer-Zer

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On 24th August Butch Googled “trekking in Sa Pa Vietnam” and found a guide called Zer-Zer followed by a telephone number. Little did we know that a life changing experience was awaiting us. To contact Zer-Zer: phone +84 16 75312817 Butch was quick out of the blocks, phoned the number and...


Flights of Fancy

Flights of Fancy

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Boozy lunches can lead to  trouble and this one was no exception, at our table there's always good food, good company and copious amounts of champagne and wine.   As the afternoon unravelled we decided we’d flip a coin, September was a good month to either start Banting or to travel. It was...


Les Girls are Frenching It - Menerbes

Les Girls are Frenching It - Menerbes

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Au Revoir Paris! All too soon we had to pack our bags and make our way down our narrow staircase to our taxi to board the TGV to Avignon.   Thankfully we had someone who very kindly carried our bags down those stairs and waved and airkissed us, shouting "Au revoir" to us as the door closed...


Les Girls are Frenching It - Paris

Les Girls are Frenching It - Paris

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The three days in Paris were just fabulous, our apartment in the Hotel Verneuil Saint Germaine  beautifully appointed, modern, immaculate and slap in the middle of Saint Germaine, pure indulgence. A stones throw from the Louvre, the Seine, the shops, eateries, cafés, bakeries and all...


Ranthambore National Park - India

Ranthambore National Park - India

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We travelled halfway around the world to visit Ranthambore National Park for one reason only. To see the mightly and very elusive Bengal Tiger. I wonder if they exsist?In Ranthambore village Precious decided to employ the services of a tailor to make some shorts, after a lot of haggling...


India by Rail

India by Rail

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Whether you travel like a Prince or a pauper, in India there will be a train to suit your needs and your pocket.  It's poplular and a great way to experience the culture, landscape and the people.   You can dine with a Maharajah on the Rajastan Express or enjoy street food on the platform on...


Being Catherine De Nerve

Being Catherine De Nerve

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"Work is a sideline - Live the holiday I’ll probably never see the Voyager blast off into space, but, it’s like Cape Canaveral in this house as we start the countdown to lift-off on Tuesday. Old habits die hard.   When I was growing up there were certain things that had to be done before...


Gorilla De Ville Goes Camping - Botswana

Gorilla De Ville Goes Camping - Botswana

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“Precious”, promised himself that he would go to the bush in 2014.  Reservations were made with Banks, the Camp Official at the Khwai Community Camp.   This is bush camping at it's best, hard to beat and hard to find.   We camped for eleven nights. N.B here's a link to "Youtube link to...


Flower Power in Namaqualand

Flower Power in Namaqualand

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There’s nothing as rewarding as a trip to the Namaqualand in spring.  Figuring out when spring has sprung is the question, traditionally we “celebrate” spring day on the 1st September, but, we’ve not informed Nature.   Our experience has been that the best flowers are to be seen during...


Caravan Capers

Caravan Capers

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We're back from Botswana via the Kgalagadi Trans Frontier Park, and what an adventure we had! Not a day past without a mishap or surprise!Thank goodness we were able to keep our fine sense of humour!   AND the world hasn’t ended, winter has come and gone and South Africa still rocks! The...


Actually India!

Actually India!

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A year ago we were persuaded to get to India   So one day whilst surfing the web I spotted some really cheap tickets and while Georgie went off to Town to do the groceries I booked our flights.   1st May we set off to India, after we’d spent 4 days walking in the Kruger National Park. We did...


Les Girls are Frenching It - The Backgound

Les Girls are Frenching It - The Backgound

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Where do I start with this travellogue I wonder? Just a few minutes ago whilst hanging up the washing I thought about the last couple of months, first an epic adventure to India and then France,  son magnifique! India was a life changing experience and left it’s indelible mark on my soul,...