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Holiday 2013, 3 Months Away,
22nd January (what would have been Dad's 86th) and Snow to
21st April and Spring Bulbs

We have been lucky enough to spend 3 months away again recently, firstly in Malaysia  where our youngest son "Mr. Douglas" got married on the lovely island of Langkawi. Our time in Malaysia included Kuala Lumpur (KL to its friends), Langkawi , Georgetown (Penang) and latterly Melaka (Malacca - the UNESCO World Heritage site) via Johor Bahru (JB to its friends). We then hired a Motorhome for a month to travel around the top half of North Island New Zealand (NZ). We had already spent 4 months seeing North & South island of this lovely country back in 2007/8 and wanted to see the places we missed out on last time, namely Cape Reinga, 90 mile beach, Hot water beach and the forgotten world highway. After NZ we returned to Australia both of us for the 4th time. Starting in Sydney with family & friends we had a great time. Then Tasmania again with family we flew into Adelaide to pick up our motorhome to travel the Nullabor plain from east to west  but this time with a built in external gas BBQ, bliss! Including our previous trips to OZ we have now travelled around the outside from Cooktown (QLD) to Geraldton (WA) plus Broome, Kunannarra, Darwin (NT) and thru the middle on the Ghan including Alice & Uluru. We have been to all States and can thoroughly recommend Oz to anyone wanting an adventure. We HEART Oz & Nz big style. We finished our trip with 2 weeks in lovely Singapore with Doug and his new wife "Mrs. Phoenix". If we tot up the miles / kilometers we drove on this trip we can say we drove the equivalent of the distance from London to Tashkent (Uzbekistan).It is nice being back in the UK now to our own little Motorhome with a whole host of new & exciting trips to look forward to which you can see on our website motorhome-travels. This website shows some of our best pictures and Anne's diary as a memory of a truly wonderful time. Love K&A . We drove 7253 miles in total whilst away in both hire cars and motorhomes. 

Summary of those total miles driven is as follows:-

 

In Motorhomes 6369 (2559 in NZ, 3810 in Australia of which 742 were crossing the Nullarbor Plain), In Cars 884 (Sydney 187, Langkawi 342, Johor 2 Melaka 355)

 

I suggest you read each section visited in conjunction with the appropriate days dairy, thanks for looking

Read the Diaries, Look at the Slideshows, See the You Tube Videos, Use the Drop down to Explore, 3 Days at a Time (mostly) Have Fun

Referenced as 3rd Holiday of a Lifetime to cover our trips in 2007/8 (Downunder) & 2010 (Across Canada), we have since had a 4th in 2017 (Downunder) Here is a schematic of the trip with the round the world (RTW) route mapped our including length of flights and number of days spent in each location

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trad wedding photo, langkawi island, malaysia
trad wedding photo, langkawi island, malaysia

so happy for them

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35th wedding anniversary, new zealand
35th wedding anniversary, new zealand

another wedding celebration, went to this lovely restaurant back in 2007-8

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taken by nice japanese lady
taken by nice japanese lady

easter time, gardens by the bay, singapore

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trad wedding photo, langkawi island, malaysia
trad wedding photo, langkawi island, malaysia

so happy for them

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Jan plan
Jan plan

See Jan Calendar after below

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Feb Plan
Feb Plan

See Feb Calendar after below

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Apr plan

See Apr Calendar after below

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Jan plan

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This is the full diary of our trip, stop the slideshow where you wish to read, however it is worth noting that each individual page on the site has the diaries specific to that particular visit, mostly 3 days at a time

 
 
 

Pre Planning makes perfect, I even enjoy the mental exercise, but it always pays off, the first Gallery shows Flags (with start and finish dates for each place visited) , Currency converter cheat sheets and finally the coins and notes of each nation, clearly the rates are somewhat different today (2022) 😉  ✅

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Malaysia Footer
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kiwi flag hdr and footer start to end
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Now follows a Summary slideshow of some of the memories from that lovely third trip of a lifetime, they are organised sequentially, clearly the complete set of images and slideshows is available under each 3 day write up via the menu at the top of page, go for it, why don't you, thanks for looking. The slideshow / gallery will run at 2 slides per 4 secs viewing , if you hover over and then click you will see full screen pop up and be able to scroll through at your own speed, the controls at the bottom of each gallery allow for forward or halt. 

NOTE this applies to all galleries throughout the site, enjoy and happy viewing                    

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keef by the blue mansion door georgetown
keef by the blue mansion door georgetown
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in very old age
in very old age
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