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A week in Bangkok

Posted by Lynette Hinings-Marshall on March 22, 2015 at 3:40 AM Comments comments (0)

Spent a leisurely week in Bangkok enroute from home in Australia to home in Copenhagen. Would recommend the Siri Sathorn hotel because of its downtown location and spacious layout with 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, efficient Internet and personal chef service for breakfast each morning. It was surprisingly difficult to find tailors specializing in women's clothing but found by chance a good dressmaker hidden behind some shop fronts just minutes from my hotel. 
Best day was spent riding a golf cart around The Ancient City and most surprising were the huge monitor lizards that roamed the park near our hotel. Asiantique was certainly not as well priced as the Chatuchak weekend market but more pleasant to walk around when catching the breezes off the river. Used the river bus for major sites such as the Grand Palace and Buddha sites and with summer heat and humidity looming this was definitely the more comfortable choice. 


French Riviera

Posted by Lynette Hinings-Marshall on January 24, 2015 at 6:10 AM Comments comments (0)

Joined the Unity Demonstration for Charlie in Cannes. 

Copenhagen Neo Nazi Rally

Posted by Lynette Hinings-Marshall on October 5, 2014 at 7:00 AM Comments comments (0)

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LATVIA

Posted by Lynette Hinings-Marshall on October 4, 2014 at 9:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Spent a few days in Latvia to celebrate my birthday. Started with a drive in the countryside outside Riga to Malpils Manor for dinner. Jamie Oliver recommended it and we were not disappointed. Fillet of venison, followed by milk fed lamb and a couple of gorgeous desserts with champagne. Stayed in the Old Town which is UNESCO listed and did sightseeing around the city then to the Opera house for "Il Trovotore" with an outstanding performance by the mezzo. Lovely small house and very civilised with quick service and spacious dining areas for the intermissions. Next day up the coast which was wild and ordinary and to a forest area and back to Copenhagen after some excellent shopping. Pics are in order of the above.

France in August 2011

Posted by Lynette Hinings-Marshall on July 18, 2011 at 7:10 AM Comments comments (0)

Spending August in Volvic ( yes the same as the water which is produced where we are staying) plus 5 days in Paris then 5 days driving via the Alsace back to Paris for our flight to Boston.

Volvic is a village outside Clermont Ferrand and I chose it because I am hoping it will be cooler than the rest of France in August. It is an area popular for hiking and hang gliding so we are expecting to leave fitter. It is accessible to several wine areas and we will also spend a couple of days in Lyon picking up friends flying in to that airport.

Will post impressions and highlights of all destinations in France throughout the month.


Far North Queensland in Summer

Posted by Lynette Hinings-Marshall on January 2, 2011 at 1:21 AM Comments comments (0)

Perhaps not for everybody, but it rained mainly at night and sometimes late afternoon. Managed everything on the sightseeing list  

Off season so great deals on hotels, food and no waiting or queues for sightseeing. We did Port Douglas, Atherton Tableland, Cairns, Dunk Island and coast. Recommend. 


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