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Sunday, 24 June 2018

Why I am embracing Trip Advisor: our experience of a Siem Reap fishing village


I hear so many mixed views about TripAdvisor. It is such a powerful tool that has the ability to ruin a business's reputation in a mere few taps of a keyboard. There was even the case where someone tricked the public and managed to get his garden shed to number one restaurant in London!

Some people swear by it to plan every hotel, meal out and day trip; others prefer an authentic holiday where they come across new experiences by chance.

I am usually a bit of a mix but mainly in the second camp. I find it very time consuming trawling through reviews and find that often some of the best meals abroad can be found by accident. However, some recent events have changed my opinion, not least our shocking day trip to a Siem Reap fishing village.


Sunday, 17 June 2018

48 hours in Kuala Lumpur


In April I visited the beautiful capital of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur for the first time. I loved the diversity of its areas, the delicious food on offer and the range of things there were to do. A weekend wasn't enough but we tried to pack in as much as possible. We stayed at the gorgeous Hotel Stripes which I reviewed separately here.