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Cancun - Isla Mujeres - Ferry Port
SEPTEMBER 2016: Click here to read our Mexico Retirement Reviews. OVERVIEW: I made my way from San Miguel de Allende to Queretaro. I stayed for 7 nights. Accommodation in the Queretaro Historical Centre is a problem … On ANY hotel search engine (including my favourites: AGODA.COM and BOOKING.COM), you will struggle to find a nice Double Room in a Hotel with Ensuite for less than MXP600 / night (60% of our daily GRANDPAcking Budget!). So, as with Ajijic and Guanajuato, I booked a Vacation Rental through TRIPADVISOR: the Departamento Estander. I paid MXP434 / night. As pure accommodation, I thought that the Estander was good value for money. The problem with it, however, […]

Queretaro – Mexico – To Isla Mujeres



Da Nang - From Lady Buddha
NOVEMBER 2015: Click here to read our Vietnam Retirement Reviews. Read about Vietnam Visa. OVERVIEW: Đà Nẵng is one of the major port cities in Vietnam (in addition to Ho Chi Minh City and Haiphong) and the biggest city on the South Central Coast of Vietnam; the city is situated on the coast of the Eastern Sea, at the opening end of the Hàn River. Đà Nẵng is the commercial and educational center of Central Vietnam, with a well-sheltered, easily accessible port; its location on the path of National Route 1A and the North–South Railway makes it a hub for transportation. It is located […]

Da Nang – Vietnam – Information



Kuta - The Flora Hotel Bar
AUGUST 2015: Click here to read our Indonesia Retirement Review. OVERVIEW: It is no revelation that Bali is already a Retirement Location for many expats. I came back to Bali because I wanted to look outside of greater Kuta to discover what ‘gems’ might lie around the island. Gili Air has already made it to my Retirement Locations shortlist (albeit as a part time destination as part of a retirement location ‘suite’). GETTING THERE: I used CHEAPFLIGHTS.COM to book an Air Asia flight direct from Kota Kinabalu. The one-way ticket was NZ$145  / US$94 / €87 / £61 inclusive of 20Kg of checked in baggage. The flight was […]

Kuta – Bali – Indonesia – Information



Bangpli - Sananwan Palace Road
APRIL 2015: OVERVIEW: Bangpli (or Bangplee) is a south eastern suburb of Bangkok. My trip to Bangpli was all about finding out what it would be like to be a GRANDPAcking couple in Bangkok’s suburbs. I have done a few postings on Thailand: go to SEARCH POSTS and enter Thailand. Bangpli is much the same so, in this POST, I will concentrate on the differences. TRAVEL MONEY: As you would expect, there are Banks and ATMs everywhere in Bangkok and its suburbs. Getting money is not a problem. I sought out an ATM that had the THB30,000 maximum and withdrew […]

Bangpli – Thailand – Information



langkawi map
JANUARY 2015: Click here to read our Retirement Review. IMMIGRATION: I used TIKET.COM to book a flight from Kuta Lombok via Kuala Lumpur to Langkawi. When you land in Malaysia you land back into an organised, civilised world where things happen the way that you are used to. You join the ‘Foreign Passport Holders’ queue and get your 90 day Tourist Visa stamp. There is no ‘Arrival Card’ to fill in. But, they do scan both of your index fingers at the Immigration Desk. AIRPORT ATM: With the Lessons Learnt from arriving in Denpasar, I did my sums in advance. […]

Langkawi – Malaysia – Arrival