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Countdown to Retirement!

With just a few weeks to go until we finish our jobs, it’s starting to get real! Our furniture has been sold or given to charity. Our clothes and personal belongings have been boxed and shipped. We left our rental apartment and moved into the Comfort Inn Robert Towns. Townsville

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Chao San Road at Night

We enjoy spending time just ‘people watching’ and Chao San Road at night doesn’t disappoint. It’s always more enjoyable of course, with a bottle of Chang beer or Singha in hand! Definitely not somewhere we would choose to spend a lot of time but interesting to see. We didn’t try

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A day on the Chao Phraya Tourist Boat

Bangkok was once known as the ‘Venice of the East’ and for 200 Thai Baht (AU$10, £5), you can spend the whole day on the hop on, hop off tourist boat. The boat runs from 09:00am-18:00 every day and stops at many of the famous landmarks located up and down

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Visiting Wat Indharaviharn or the Big Buddha

Wat Indharaviharn or, as it’s sometimes known, Wat Intharawihan, or the Big Buddha, stands 32 metres high (105 ft.) It is also known as Luang Pho To and is located in Samsen Road in the Phra Nakhon area of Bangkok where we were staying. Building started in 1867 but took

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What to see at the Grand Palace Bangkok

We’ve been to Bangkok a few times and didn’t want to revisit all the places we’ve been to before but the one place we both wanted to see again was the Grand Palace. This was the official residence of the Kings of Siam (Thailand) until 1925. The Grand Palace is

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Bangkok

We took a meter taxi from the station to our hotel. We were staying at Taraplace on Samsen Road, just near the famous Khao San Road. It was a lovely little hotel with excellent reviews and free 24 hour drinks and snacks. We were staying here 7 nights and were

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