Mt. Batur active volcano, Bali

Day 10. A day tour of Bali’s top attractions

It was just as well that we had set our alarm for 7.00 a.m. as we once again received a knock on the door with our morning newspaper.  After enjoying a large breakfast we returned to our room for our cameras, sunglasses and bottles of water then went down to the foyer to wait for …

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Day 3. River Boats and Temples of Bangkok

We had a full night's uninterrupted sleep not waking until 7.30 am local time which was good.  The hotel breakfast had plenty to choose from and we enjoyed a relaxing start to the day sitting by the restaurant window observing Bangkok's chaotic traffic pass along the road.  Tuk-tuks, scooters, cars, vans, cyclists and old fashioned …

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Day 4. Jim Thompson House, Bangkok

We enjoyed a leisurely breakfast in the hotel's restaurant then walked to Surasak BTS station to take the Sky Train to the National Stadium from where it was only a short walk to Jim Thompson House - our first place to visit.  Jim Thompson was an American entrepreneur and soldier who founded the world renowned …

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Day 10. Nan Lian Gardens, Hong Kong

After a leisurely hotel breakfast we took the MTR to Diamond Hill, Kowloon so that we could visit the Nan Lian Gardens, a haven of tranquility set amidst a myriad of towering apartment blocks. The gardens which only opened to the public in 2006 are designed in the Tang style and cover 3.5 hectares.  The idea …

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