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Nichola Rooke
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Day 90 - Cameron Highlands and Kuala Lumpur
Our first full day in the Cameron Highlands was very full on. We'd signed on for a tour the day before so we were up bright and early and piled into a jeep at 08.45. The jeep took us up the highest mountain in the Cameron Highlands, and we passed the gorgeo...

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Day 75: Yogyakarta, Singapore, Langkawi and Penang
Since the start of our travels, Ben and I have been wary of being scammed. Tourist scams are, unfortunately, pretty common in southeast Asia. Six years back Chris, Fiona and I were subject to a very irritating scam in India. Wide eyed and excited, we'd arri...

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Day 75: Yogyakarta, Singapore, Langkawi and Penang
Since the start of our travels, Ben and I have been wary of being scammed. Tourist scams are, unfortunately, pretty common in southeast Asia. Six years back Chris, Fiona and I were subject to a very irritating scam in India. Wide eyed and excited, we'd arri...

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Day 55 - Ubud, Canggu and Mount Bromo
My mother asked me when my next blog post was due. So, it is a little after 9am, it is our first morning in Yogyakarta (Central Java, Indonesia) and I figure, now is as good a time as any. In truth, we've been pretty busy. In the two weeks or so since my la...

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Day 39 - Happy New Year!
It's the 1st of January 2017, happy new year! Gemma, Ben and I rang in the new year at a restaurant/bar called Romeo's. Plenty of horns, a lot of shaking hands and wishing people a happy new year, and Auld Lang Syne playing vaguely in the background. We've ...

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Day 30 - More Samui and Bangkok
So, we completed our yoga retreat, and met some lovely people while we were there, and felt slightly more broken with each passing day. I made two classes a day, that's 3-4 hours of yoga a day. By check out I was in much need of a rest. Ben made two classes...

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Day 19 of travels, Chiang Mai, Koh Samui and trains
Well, Chiang Mai seemed to like us. We certainly liked Chiang Mai! Here's what we've been up to in the past ten days. So, we flew from Krabi and arrived to be picked up by our Guesthouse driver, in our first tuktuk. Nice little bonus! Since we arrived aroun...

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Day 9 Phuket, Phi Phi and Krabi
Well, it's been eventful. Those expecting a 'travelling is so incredible' post, prepare to be somewhat disappointed... Phuket. For those who have been there, you will understand. It's a party town...and somewhat, overwhelming with its hard sell on cheap bar...

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Gloc Goes to the Movies
Life has finally slowed down. The show we've been working on since June is now over and this week is the first week I haven't panicked about harmonies to learn or choreography to create or commit to memory. And the first week I haven't had a rehearsal to at...

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San Sebastian
August bank holiday weekend. You've got to make the most of it. Sarah and I decided to get some sun and sand so we headed off to San Sebastian. The weather had other plans. Did you know San Sebastian actually has weather very similar to the UK? Well, we did...
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