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Walking Off the Beaten Path in Koh Tao

I could spend a lifetime island-hopping in the south of Thailand, there are so many beautiful spots to explore. I’d heard a lot about the tiny island of Koh Tao but hadn’t got round to visiting last time I was in the country. It’s renowned for its diving but as a big fish phobic, I was heading there for the chilled atmosphere and beautiful scenery.

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Cooking in Koh Phangan

My short stint in Bangkok was fun but when you’ve been cooped up in a big city with very little time off, when your holiday does roll around you want the beach and sea air – fast! So I was secretly relieved that it wasn’t long before we had to get on a plane and touchdown in Koh Phangan.

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Braving Bangkok in 24 Hours

What do you do when you’ve planned a couple’s holiday and you end up flying solo? Take your best friend instead.

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Top Breakfast Spots in Hong Kong

I’m not a morning person and I doubt that’s going to change in a hurry. This means that during the working week I’m barely awake in time to shower, let alone feed myself more than a cereal bar hurriedly on my way to the MTR. Not on the MTR obviously, I’m no rebel. This clashes with another part of my personality because I am definitely a breakfast person. Luckily the Christmas break gave me some time to pile on the festive pounds and sample what Hong Kong has to offer in the breakfast sector. These are my favourite finds so far…

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Zen Mode Unlocked

I was very naïve moving to Hong Kong and basing my pre-travel assumptions on the China I’ve seen on TV. Hong Kong is not what I was expecting which is both a blessing and a curse. It’s busy, it’s noisy and it’s claustrophobic – not quite the Zen experience I had built up in my mind. But it’s busy and noisy because it’s exciting – there’s so much going on it can be difficult to know where to start.

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