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Most tourists heading to SE Asia have one thing in mind: Thailand. They associate Thailand with some utopian paradise of ivory white sand beaches licked with crystal clear waters and fringed with coconut trees. That’s not actually too far from the truth, but what the brochure photographs don’t show is the thousands of other tourists who all had the same idea of hitting up the tropics. And for many people that is fine, more tourists bring more infrastructure, higher class hotels and McDonalds. But what about those people who want a hammock strung from a palm tree, reggae playing in the background, no one else around and a warm bottler of Saigon import in their hand. Well, this urge has pushed tourists to satellite out of Thailand and head for far strung islands in the Philippines, Indonesia and even Timor. The problem with Phu Quoc is that it is in…

Travel around the world with kids

I am currently reading a book called ‘a short history of everything’ by Bill Bryson. It is essentially, a short history of everything (obviously)…

Travel around the world with kids

People often tell me how lucky I am and how lucky the kids are, and I usually thank them and agree. But the reality…