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Getting our thrills at Thorpe Park

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Our weekends aren’t always that exciting but when they are, I’ve decided to let you know what we get up to, so here’s what we did two weekends ago.

First of all, you need to know that I LOVE rides. Chris loves them too, not so much before, but definitely after he’s been on them! We’ve talked about going to Thorpe Park for a while now and having both enjoyed days out at Alton Towers over the years, we’ve been dying to see what Thorpe Park has to offer.


We were due to go down to London that weekend anyway because Lincoln City FC were playing at Wembley on the Sunday (they won!), so we decided to make a weekend of it and combine it with a visit to Thorpe Park. I managed to find a great deal on Expedia for ‘The Bridge Hotel’ in Chertsey, which worked out at £81 for a double room for two nights – bargain! It didn’t include breakfast but that didn’t matter to us as we were going to be up and out early on both days. Given the price the hotel was great and it’s literally a 5-minute drive to …

10 things I learnt from travelling...

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So, since we've been home from our travels for just under three months, I've had a bit of time to reflect on everything and I thought I'd take some time to share some 'pearls of wisdom' that I've learnt to help those of you who are thinking of travelling too!  

1. Go with the flow, even if it doesn't come first nature to you
If there's one thing I love more than anything it's being planned and writing lists, so going travelling was always going to be a big thing for me because of course, not everything will go as planned and part of the enjoyment is not having a plan at all and just taking each day as it comes! In New Zealand and Australia we generally stuck to plans as we were tight on time and wanted to make sure we saw and did everything we wanted to do. However, when we got to Indonesia and South East Asia, for most of the time, we didn't really have a plan, at least not a day or two ahead, and I was actually really happy about it! It was r…

Venturing around Vietnam

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I'm not going to lie, it's pretty painful sitting here as it rains outside writing about the amazing time we had on our travels, reminiscing about all the things we got up to but, it's also awesome to look back through all of our photos and videos... it's crazy thinking about everything we did and we're still so grateful and glad we did it.

We only spent 15 days exploring Vietnam as that's the amount of time you're allowed to stay in the country without a visa. In hindsight, it wasn't really enough time and meant we missed out on Sapa, Na Trang and Da Lat. That being said, we still managed to navigate around the country, visiting lots of amazing places.

Hanoi
We flew into Hanoi from Singapore with Vietnam Airlines where we spent our first few days. If you think the traffic and motorbikes are crazy in Bali then you need to see what it's like in Vietnam... absolute chaos! I think we spent about 10 minutes waiting to find a ga…

How to spend two full days in Singapore

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Only have two days in Singapore? Here's how we spent our time there to give you some ideas on what you could do.

We could of probably had just under two and a half days seeing as we arrived at our hotel around 3pm on the first day but I was so tired and the bed in the hotel (Nostalgia Hotel) was so ridiculously comfortable that I ended up napping for pretty much the rest of that day. Sometimes, we just need some R&R, am I right?!

Our first full day in Singapore was our 'sightseeing day'. We got a taxi to Little India where we had a little look around and went in one of the temples. We then decided that the easiest way to get around the majority of the city in the time we had would be on one of the red open top sightseeing buses - we did most of the lines on offer and got to see lots of different sights including the famous Raffles Hotel. It rained whilst we was up on the top deck but we didn't mind too much as it cooled us down. Luckily for us, one of the lines h…