Chedgy's World Tour:

If Carlsberg did school trips...

Join us as we travel around the world, exploring old and new places, visiting family and friends and spending some much needed time together.  This is our first blog so bear with us!

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December 16, 2017

Our final couple of days back in Cape Town was spent on the waterfront, soaking up the sun and taking a boat trip to Robben Island, where we saw a playful whale on the way. 

The Prison where Nelson Mandela was held for 18 years was a moving experience to visit. Our guid...

December 14, 2017

Our love affair with South Africa continued as we flew out of Cape Town and into Port Elizabeth and caught a transfer up to the stunning Amakhala Game Reserve. A giraffe was at the gate to meet us! 

Woodbury Lodge was our home in the reserve for 3 nights, where we felt...

December 13, 2017

For an idyllic break from buzzing Cape Town, Franschoek is only a one hour car journey inland, and is a beautiful, safe and vibrant place to spend a couple of days and taste the local produce. 

We stayed at Lemon Tree Cottage, a beautiful holiday home just a 5 minute wa...

December 11, 2017

This leg of our journey was definitely  the toughest. 24 hours after leaving Patong, with 17 hours in the air via Doha and Sophia throwing up 8 times, we arrived in Cape Town having gone back 5 hours in time!

We were so happy to get into our hire car and even happier...

December 2, 2017

We opted for a week in Phuket, rather than the mainland of Thailand following our adventures in Vietnam and Cambodia, feeling like we were in need of some rest! 

The Holiday Inn in Phuket was perfect for this, with interconnecting bedrooms, a kids club and many pools to...

November 24, 2017

On landing in Cambodia, even the airport at Siem Reap, the capital of the Khmer empire, was an impressive nod to the architecture of the temples we were going to see. 

Our apartment at the Sokhdom residence was out of the hustle and bustle and down a quite lane behind g...

November 20, 2017

Ho Chi Minh (previously Saigon) has a population of around 8 million (mostly riding mopeds) which is similar to London. The roads are even more crazy than Hanoi and have been made worse since the tax on car imports was reduced from 100%! This should be alleviated soon...

November 17, 2017

Leaving the hustle and bustle of Hanoi in our minibus 'limousine', we were looking forward to seeing the lush Vietnamese landscape along the way. However, during the 4 hour trip we seemed to be on a Vietnamese high street for most of the journey, with shop after shop s...

November 14, 2017

This is one crazy town! The first surprise were the beautiful bridges on the way from the airport. Then we experienced the craziness of Hanoi for the first time, with families of 4 and even 5 riding on one moped! 

We arrived late so it was straight to bed in our hotel,...

November 12, 2017

I say 'taste' as it feels like we've had the Disney version of China here in Hong Kong! We stayed in the stunning JW Marriot, whose lower ground floor lift opens out to the Pacific Place Mall with Prada, Versace, Gucci etc and we did see some amazing animals at Ocean...

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We are a family of 4 who are travelling around the world to broaden our horizons, experience new places and visit family and friends.


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