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Sep 2, 2019 - Malaysia - Getting high in KL

Luckily we both had to good sense to select the room only option at the hotel as we were both sleepy heads and woke up well after it had finished. The weather is hot around 33 degrees so thank heaven's for airconditioned shopping malls and above ground connecting walkways. We visited a nearby handicraft complex which exhibits various traditional crafts from across Malaysia. The complex is laid out with traditional wooden huts featuring Malay Terengganu architecture. There were various hand looms displaying many traditional patterns and...

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Aug 22, 2019 - On the road again

We needed fuel (down to the smell of an oily rag) so stopped at the big ram in Goulburn to fill up. Had lunch with Alan and Cheryl who had driven up to meet us, and then headed off again to find somewhere close to Sydney for the night. We ended up at St. Clair a relatively new outer suburb 39km west of Sydney, only been on the map since 1981. So we're staying at the Blue Cattle Dog Hotel. We went for a walk before dinner and enjoyed seeing the wide streets, with parking in the street for visitors as well as plenty of parking space on the...

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Aug 10, 2019 - Arrivez en Australie

Bonjour a Tous, Ho quel long voyage en avion... ouf. Pas dormit beaucoup, cependant, j'ai ete chanceux, j'ai eu des sièges qui me permettais de me lever facilement pour marcher et aller au petit coin. Plusieurs films !!! Chanceux aussi, ma boite de vélo était au RV, cependant, briser, j'ai bien eu peur d'avoir perdu des articles/équipement comme mes souliers ou un... Ils doivent l'avoir echaper, tres briser du fond et tout les agraffes et tape avait lacher. Ils en avaient remis un peu... Finalement, rien ne manque, ouf et merci. Momant...

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Aug 4, 2019 - Aussi Barbie at Kellie and Paul’s

Lovely relaxing day with Kellie and Paul. Michelle went for long walk with Kellie this morning and then Paul treated us to a fantastic aussi BBQ with some of his family. Charlie and Gabby excited to spend time with Elijah and Chloe who they last saw at Kellie and Paul’s wedding 3 years ago. Kids all enjoyed the pool.

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Aug 2, 2019 - Day in Sydney

Enjoyed another day exploring the city. Today we had a morning walk to Manly and then took ferry across the harbour to Circular Quay, taking in the sights of the city skyline once more. We then headed to Darling Harbour to visit Madame Tussards which was good fun. Had time to relax with a drink in the sunshine on the water front at Darling Harbour before getting bus back with Paul from the city. Fun evening with Kellie and Paul.

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Aug 1, 2019 - Back in Sydney

Cruise finished today, arriving in Circular Quay this morning. After disembarking the ship we spent the day exploring the city. We visited Sydney Aquarium, had picnic lunch at Darling Harbour and then headed to Sydney Opera House for a guided tour of the inside and outside of the building which has quite fascinating. Back at Kellie and Paul’s and enjoying catching up with them all.

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Jul 26, 2019 - Day at leisure in Cairns

First day in Cairns today, spent on foot exploring the city. Went to Cairns Zoom where we saw lots of Australian birds, crocodiles, reptiles and koalas. Gabby took a cautious dip in the Lagoon before we all headed back to the ship to rest our weary legs!

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Jul 24, 2019 - Day 2 at sea

Enjoyed second day at sea. Weather has been lovely. Gabby and Charlie have enjoyed taking part in activities on board today including the Harry Potter quiz which unfortunately they didn’t win with 20 points out of 21! Highlight of the day was seeing 50 or more whales in the sea from our balcony...amazing! Gabby and Charlie went to film night last night and Kevin and I went for a lovely Asian meal.

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Jul 22, 2019 - Leaving Sydney Harbour

Today we boarded our cruise ship at Sydney Harbour. We were moored the far side of Circular Quay which meant we sailed under the magnificent Sydney Harbour Bridge and past the iconic Opera House on our way out to sea. Bright blue skies and smooth waters.

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Jul 20, 2019 - Arrived in Sydney

Arrived in Sydney at 6.30pm yesterday evening and had a lovely evening with Kellie and Paul. Met gorgeous baby Lachlan this morning 𯘍. Gabby and Charlie have enjoyed Kellie and Paul’s swimming pool and we have all enjoyed a lovely day catching up, walking to the beach and beach front Italian meal. This afternoon spent drinking champagne in Kellie and Paul’s hot tub. Can’t believe we start our cruise tomorrow. We all seem to be in the time zone already so no troubles with jet lag.

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Jun 6, 2019 - Bye bye Sydney, see you in the spring.

We caught an Uber to the airport for our evening flight to London via Kuala Lumpur. The first 8.5 hour leg to KL was uneventful although the catering could have been better, for instance one meal consisted of vegetable pizza or not. It is not as if they'd run out of any other choice as we were at the front of cattle class. We had previously decided to treat ourselves to entry into the "Golden Lounge" at the airport as we had a 5 hour stop-over and, as part of the package, extra leg-room on the 13 hour leg to London. The facilities in the...

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May 19, 2019 - Tehran, becoming aquainted

Well an interesting day with many challenges. Not quite what I expected of Tehran, perhaps a little more downtrodden, not quite as modern or open as expected, truely mixed emotions about this city not easily explained. As usual, we did the city free walking tour, the highlight of our day and where we learned so much about what keeps Tehran ticking over and much more about life as an Iranian from our local guide. So much general information whilst visiting interesting areas and learning more about the history of Iran. Of course there were...

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