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A Travel Blog, Read all about our Holiday in 2013

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

Travel Blog fun. 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 travel blog total miles driven is as follows:-


In Motorhomes described via this travel blog 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)


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Read the Travel Blog Diaries, Look at the Travel Blog Slideshows, See the You Tube Videos, Use the Drop down menu on this travel blog to Explore, 3 Days at a Time (mostly) Have Fun

This travel blog is referenced as our 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 out including length of flights and number of days spent in each location. All the usual travel blog information can be found here.

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

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Calendars Before

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) 😉  ✅

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. 

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Weddings on Langkawi Island, Malaysia, what you need to know!

Langkawi Island, located in Malaysia, is a serene and breathtaking destination that attracts visitors from all around the world. Nestled amidst the Andaman Sea, this tropical paradise is not only known for its stunning beaches and lush greenery but also for its enchanting wedding venues. If you are planning to tie the knot and are looking for a destination that offers unrivaled beauty and a touch of exoticism, then Langkawi Island may be the perfect choice for your dream wedding. Let's delve into what you need to know about weddings on Langkawi Island.

First and foremost, when it comes to planning your wedding on Langkawi Island, it's important to find a reliable and professional wedding planner who specializes in destination weddings. These experts are well-versed in the local customs, laws, and procedures, ensuring a hassle-free and smooth planning process. They will assist you in securing the necessary permits, arranging transportation and accommodation for your guests, and curating the perfect wedding experience.

Langkawi Island offers a plethora of stunning wedding venues, ranging from luxurious beach resorts to private villas and even traditional Malay kampong-style settings. One popular venue is the Four Seasons Resort Langkawi, boasting elegant spaces with breathtaking views of the Andaman Sea. This secluded resort provides an idyllic backdrop for exchanging vows and celebrating with your loved ones.

Another distinctive option is The Datai Langkawi, an exquisite rainforest resort that seamlessly blends nature with luxury. Its pristine beaches and lush surroundings create an ethereal atmosphere for a romantic and unforgettable wedding ceremony.

For couples seeking a more intimate and private affair, Langkawi also offers secluded beachfront villas that can be exclusively reserved for your special day. These secluded havens provide an intimate setting with personalized touches, allowing you to create memories that will last a lifetime.

One of the advantages of having a wedding on Langkawi Island is the abundance of natural beauty that surrounds you. From the azure blue waters to the stunning sunsets and lush rainforests, Langkawi Island offers unparalleled opportunities for breathtaking wedding photographs. Capture the magic of the island as you embark on your journey as a married couple.

Aside from its natural wonders, Langkawi Island is renowned for its warm hospitality and delectable cuisine. Traditional Malay dishes intermingled with flavors from various cuisines are readily available to tantalize your taste buds. Plan a customized menu with your wedding planner and savor a gastronomic experience that will leave your guests craving for more.

To make your wedding on Langkawi Island a truly memorable experience, take advantage of the nearby attractions and activities the island has to offer. From island hopping, thrilling water sports, to exploring the UNESCO World Geopark, Langkawi Island has something for everyone. Create unforgettable memories with your loved ones as you embark on new adventures together.

In conclusion, if you envision a wedding in a breathtaking tropical paradise, Langkawi Island in Malaysia is an ideal choice. With its stunning venues, warm hospitality, and natural beauty, this island offers the perfect setting for your dream wedding. Enlist the assistance of a professional wedding planner who can guide you through the entire process, ensuring a seamless and enchanting experience. Celebrate your love in a destination that will leave you and your guests in awe. For more information on planning your wedding on Langkawi Island, visit
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