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Monica

Hi, I'm Monica! This is my family lifestyle blog where I share posts about motherhood and microadventures.

The Thai government announced last week that it will be cracking down on drug use and targeting backpacker areas such as Koh Phangan and Koh Samui. Drugs such as ecstasy and cannabis can be found in abundance at the infamous Full Moon Parties but the Thai police have warned there will be harsh punishments for anyone caught with drugs. We spoke to …

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This week’s #Friday Photos come from the most amazing and relaxing place I’ve ever come across. We stumbled across these traditional A-frame bungalows in Koh Lanta and couldn’t resist staying for a night. This night inevitably turned into a week purely because the bungalows were so quaint and the beach was so amazingly beautiful. Working away on my laptop. …

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The article originally appeared in The Hufftington Post. You can read the original article here. Many people take a gap year to ‘discover themselves’ and find out what they really want to do with their lives. Most people take a gap year to have some fun in the sun with a year of beach parties …

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I was looking through my photos and realised that I have so many amazingly beautiful photos of birds from Borneo that I decided they needed a whole post to themselves. I’ve never considered myself to be much of a bird watcher or even a bird lover but I think I’ve been converted after I spent …

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Singapore is often compared to one giant shopping mall and although there are hundreds of other things to do in Singapore, shopping is the number one attraction. No matter how long you are in Singapore, you will never manage to visit every single shop. You can wander underground from shopping mall to shopping mall without …

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For every traveller out there, there comes a point when it’s time to go home. For me, that time has come. Looking all fresh and squeaky clean! This is me 18 months ago, ready to leave home. After 18 months of travelling, on March 26th 2011, I am going home. In case you didn’t know, …

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I have loved our time in Singapore, a city of such lovely contrasts. A city where East meets West and mingles together with perfect ease. The contrasts begin as soon as you get on the train; first stop Tenah Merah and then you come to names that I’m more than familiar with like Town Hall, …

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We went to bed like excitable children on Christmas Eve, strangely enjoying the anxious energy that flowed through the hotel. But it wasn’t Father Christmas who was visiting that night. There had been rumours, whisperings, murmurs about the special someone that was coming. It was someone powerful. Someone we should fear. Hushed conversations and strange …

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  I’m currently sat in a fluffy white robe, stretched across a plush sofa, 25 stories high, with a magnificent view over Kuala Lumpur. I’m opposite a queen size bed that is wider than it is long and Sam is sat about 10 meters away from me at a huge desk while he uses the Internet and …

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While travelling, you don’t always get much choice about where you stay. Hence this place…. We arrived in Moni, Flores at 8pm. It was dark, we were tired and could find no other accomodation within walking distance. We were being hassled by about 15 guys on scooters who wanted to take us to their ‘friend’s, uncle’s, …

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