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After 7 years our first van had its first real component failure, which can’t be bad.  The water pump seems to have failed due to a seal going between it and the power steering pump. resulting in coolant leaking very slowly down and over the starter motor.  Getting it changed at a garage was quoted […]

Well, as you may have seen, we’ve not updated our blog since we came back from Asia.  Amazingly, we came back on 25 March, then after sorting some bits out we went area/house hunting with a HUGE area of the Cotswolds, Wiltshire and Dorset.  So the little camper has been used heavily since then. But, the […]

At last, the camping and caravanning club 2012 data is available.  See our main GPS download page here to download it. You obviously need to be a member to use the facilities.  The .csv and some of the [adrotate banner="84"] files (not all) are available direct from CCC.  However, the data here is just formatted in […]

Well for those wondering what we’re doing after returning from the fabulous Asia trip, well, back to reality I guess! Its time to buy another house somewhere and get our stuff out of my (very kind!) parents garage. Not sure where, but we like places like Chippenham; Cirencester; Gillingham; Salisbury; Highworth; Melksham to name but […]

See trip index here, Cambodia index here, and more photos from Cambodia here Our positive view of Cambodia and Phnom Penh continued after going out for a beer at 50p a glass and then to the local night market for tea.  You can’t get more authentic than joining pretty much all locals sitting on rugs […]

Vietnam Costs and Review See our general tip page here.  Note the costs here do not include external flights, vaccines and insurance etc – this will be detailed at the end of the trip.   Total per day   VND gbp VND gbp Accommodation 7,056,000 £225.49 415,059 £13.26 Trains 0 £0.00 0 £0.00 Taxis/Buses etc 1,512,000 […]

Well we’ve made it to the half way point, 60 days out of 120.  Sadly this means we’re slowly heading back home I guess. As this is our first ever backpacking trip we thought we’d summarise how things are so far. Places We love Southern Thailand and are really looking forward to seeing the northern […]

Malaysia Costs and Review See our general tip page here.  Note the costs here do not include international  flights, vaccines and insurance etc – this will be detailed at the end of the trip.   Total per day   MYR gbp MYR gbp Accommodation 630 £130.71 63 £13.07 Trains 8 £1.66 1 £0.17 Taxis/Buses etc […]

Happy new year from us both.  Currently 1:23am and still about 30′C here!  Just been to see the fireworks and party at Petronas towers. Sadly the DJ was dire, and the band awful, but the fireworks were ok with a good finale.  Not much booze here for obvious reasons…. Leaving KL in a couple of […]

See trip index here and Southern Thailand index here. Additional pictures here Our first day in Patong beach was spent getting our bearings and exploring the beach.  Our hotel /guesthouse is superb and is just behind the spectacular Jungceylon shopping centre which could be plucked from any top flight city.  Slightly out of place here, […]