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Two Punctures and Then Some : Ladakh, A Ride to Remember

Well everything was right again in my world again and even after the first glitch on our ride the journey to Leh continued.

(Read the prequel of this post, Puncture Story Part 1 : Biking to the Roof of the World)

We had crossed some major passes in the past two days, battled the cold, played in the snow, crossed mind-numbingly cold waterfall crossings. We even spent sleepless nights whilst the harsh winds trying to blow off our tents and yet enjoyed every single minute of riding from Manali towards Leh.

Puncture No 2 :

On the 3rd day we were just a few hours away from the main city of Leh. And as you guys would have guessed it right our bike got punctured again. This time we knew the drill and we knew our shortcomings with respect to the tools we carried. We were supposed to get those tools from Leh but due to our sheer bad luck the tyre got punctured right before we could even get there, how frustrating!

This time my friend stayed back with the bike. I hitchhiked my way back to the previous village with the tyre in my hand. Even this time as fate would have it the nearest mechanic was the one on the way in the opposite direction. By now I knew it was safe to travel around. I must admit it was kind of exciting to be doing all these random things when in a situation like this. I was back with the tyre fixed and we set on our journey to Leh. Fixing punctures and all this seemed like a piece of cake now .

Puncture spot No. 2 – Stakna Monastery

Yeah yeah … Puncture No 3 :

Today was the BIG day, the D-Day. The day we would be crossing world’s highest motorable pass, the mighty Khardung La Pass at an altitude of 18380 ft. No trip to Ladakh is complete without conquering the pass, without having a cup of coffee/tea here, without a bowl of Maggie, without pictures encompassing the entire city of Leh beneath and a never ending array of mountain ranges.

You haven’t been to Ladakh if you haven’t been here. Period!

So very early in the morning, we set out to ride to the top of the world. The sheer ascent to the top with the stomach-churning hair pin bends makes the ride precariously risky. Reducing oxygen levels in the air due to the gain of altitude causes some severe fatigue. But we were feeling quite well, since by now our body had acclimatized properly being 7 days already into the journey.

My excitement today was reserved until I reached the top. I wouldn’t reveal it just yet. It was too damn cold and literally impossible to even smile with cracked lips. J

Right in front of us we could see something painted on two rocks, something like a gateway to heaven as in the picture below.

Puncture Spot No. 3 – KhardungLa

The left sign reads : You are driving up to the highest motorable road in the world and not a shortcut to heaven! Drive Safe And Enjoy hot momos at the Rinchen Cafeteria. Highest cafeteria in the world.

The right sign reads : Gateway of Nubra.

Eventually when I had just begun revealing my excitement and asked my friend to stop the bike so I could click a steady picture. I dint bother to get down from the bike to click a picture and with the click a sound came from the tyre and yes … there was a puncture again!

This time it was definitely not a piece of cake. We had to drag the bike with our hands to the top of the pass. And while the whole world on top of Khardung La was enjoying and clicking pictures we were fixing a puncture! Oh God I hated it now. Normally it is advisable to descend a pass quickly and not spend more time on the top due to the chances of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness). But for almost 1 and a half hour we were stuck on the top and luckily din’t face any issues with respect to AMS.

Completely drained and breathless we fixed everything and sat down to treat ourselves to Maggie and some coffee. Having relaxed we ran out of the cafe to finally get a view and there it was; the top of the world. We stood there speechless.

Images from atop Khardung La. Click to enlarge the images :

After a couple of snaps and a feeling of achievement, we crossed Khardung La and headed down the pass to the other side into Nubra Valley. Nubra valley is a natural marvel where mountains, sand dunes, desert, water and trees coexisted all In one place. Truly a wonder in itself.

Hell yeah .. Puncture No 4 :

A break was overdue after riding for approx 3 hrs towards Nubra. We stopped to have some water and energy bars with the stunning valleys keeping us company throughout. My friend was still seated on the bike while I got down and sat on the road to relax my butt. Riding for almost 10 – 12 hours everyday took a toll on my butt, butt of-course 😛 .

We were laughing about our puncture incident of the day. Cursing the gods and my fate, I said to my friend “If this tyre gets punctured again I will bloody throw this bike down the valley” saying so I kicked the tyre very hard. My friend started laughing aloud at my frustrated expression. Then suddenly there was sound of gas coming out from the tyre. The stupid tyre had got punctured again , the gods had heard me pretty quickly and cursed me back. By now I was yelling and screaming and cursing and I thought of throwing myself in the valley below rather than the bike.

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Playful shadows at the magnificent Nubra Valley

I gave up on my alternate profession as a mechanic. I just couldn’t take it any more and frustrated I lay down under the shade thinking how can we be so cursed, with 2 punctures few days back and 2 punctures today on one single damn day. My friend finally got down and this time instead of fixing the tube we replaced the tube with another one altogether. Now my anger had turned to fear and skepticism about the entire journey ahead.

But as much as I know myself and my mood swings, I knew I would immediately forget all the apprehensions as soon as I spot some gorgeous view trotting happily with my camera. We finally reached Nubra valley where we had a treat waiting for us as we spotted this …

Canteen at Hunder – Nubra Valley

It was enough to cheer us, accompanied with the magnificent panoramas of Nubra valley .

We hogged as much as we could and carried on our henceforth smooth journey.

No more cursing (maybe yes), but certainly no more PUNCTURES. J

Small Lessons Learnt :

1) Do not – absolutely do not forget to carry any single piece of equipment required to fix your bike from back home before the trip .You might want to pack less anything else, but never compromise on the tool box.

2) Always carry spares and test every part of your bike, your engine your tyre etc etc before leaving for the trip. Servicing is a definite must.

3) Also as an added precaution consider replacing your tyres if they seem pretty worn out for having clocked enough kms already.

4) If changing of tyres is not required make sure you take out the tyre from the bike, check it and mostly replace a fresh tube before the journey. Removing the tyre and oiling the parts ensures that incase of a puncture or breakdown, the nuts and bolts would come out easily and not jam for eternity!

That’s it, you are good to go.

Did u have any such crazy, frustrating or ‘Yes I survived it ‘ kinda experiences on your road trip?

Do share in the comments below.

You can also have a look at the Ladakh Gallery for some amazing pictures.

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On Nut night market, Bangkok, and now sadly closed!

Intro.

For 3 months this year I went to On Nut night market Bangkok just about every night for something to eat and for something to drink, beer that is or the occasional cocktail! Some may say, it was a bit of dump, they would be right, some may say, it was full of piss heads and they would be right! But On Nut night market had a character of its own, a kind of basic stripped down charm with cheap tasty food, cheap beer and local girls to chat up or meet on a date. There are lots of Bangkok Night Markets and this was one of them!

So, what was the night market, well, without stating the obvious, it was a market that opened in the evening. It was located in Bangkok’s On Nut district, opposite On Nut BTS station. some of the food stalls opened about 4pm and the bars from 5pm, the official closing time was midnight. I say the official closing time, because the latest I stopped drinking and left was 4am on a Tuesday!

History

The On Nut night market had been around for about 5 years in On Nut, I do vaguely remember going there in 2011 when it was an open air market. It was a bit of a dump to be honest, when it rained, it flooded, when the lights went out, the big rats come out. I have never seen so rats in one place, the furry things nearly run over my feet several times, don’t you just hate a furry rat!

Outside of the market

The cheap bar, 100 baht

The cheap bar

The cheap bar

Beer

Lets talk about beer, well, it was cheap, but there are cheaper places to get pissed in BKK. A large 660ml bottle of Leo was 110 or 100 baht, vodka/red bull 140 baht and my favourite drink was the long island iced tea fromThe Cocktail bar for 160 baht. Those long island iced teas were superb, 5 big shots of alcohol with a slight dash of coke, I still can taste them now at On Nut night market.

Food stalls

The middle bar

Food stalls

For the band

Food

The food was pretty good too, kuay teeow gai (chicken noodle soup) was 40 baht and tasted aroi mak mak, the khao pad gai (chicken fried rice) was also aroi for 40 baht. The array of choice for food was simply fantastic, Thai, Japanese and Western dishes, all served up to midnight. I spent many a night eating at the On Nut night market, followed by lots of beer of course.

The middle bar

The middle bar

The 5 baht toilet

The clientele

How about the clientele, well, it was not like the sleazy bars of Nana or Patpong, I don’t class Cowboy as sleazy ha ha. Or even like the ex-pat bars along the Sukhumvit, these are normally filled with farang workers who have too much cash to spend on beer and birds! The typical sex-pat didn’t find much joy at On Nut night market, no naked girls for a start, although I did see a Japanese man wearing a Britney Spears “hit me baby one more time” uniform…

The cocktail bar

The cocktail bar

The cocktail bar

Food stalls

It was not a Go Go bar

So, no dancing-girls, no air con (that was a major drawback), no hookers, well, maybe a few, a disgusting 5 baht a piss toilet, not good if you have the runs using a squat toilet you know! The positive points, cheap beer and cheap food, a good mix of Thai and farang to chat to, a 10 minute walk from where I was living and next to the BTS if you fancied watching some naked ladies in Cowboy!

Food stalls

The cocktail bar

The cocktail bar

What’s next

The On Nut night market closed on Friday 17th October 2015 and my last night there was 29th July 2015, bit of a late night, drinking Leo, long island iced teas and some shots until 3.45am. There is another night market in Phra Khanong called the W District, which I never visited, so, that is something to do next time when I’m in BKK. Talad Rod Fai (the train market) is a 10 minute taxi ride from On Nut and there is about 20 bars to choose from, as opposed to On Nut night markets 4 bars, but is only open at the weekend.

Food stalls

Outside, Sukhumvit

Outside, Sukhumvit

I did meet some interesting characters at the night market, one of them I cannot mention, very dodgy indeed, but a nice chap all the same. I also used On Nut night market as a meeting point for my dates, I think I met 7 Thai girls and 1 Filipino at the On Nut night market, it pays to be a cheap charlie you know! If you know of any good night markets in Bangkok, then please let me know? It wasn’t ideal, but time moves on and the area is scheduled for a condo block or shops. It was the Best Night Market in Bangkok!

The end bit of On Nut night market

Have you visited On Nut night market before? If you have let me know what you think and comment below? Or maybe just leave a comment if you did not and you just want to say hello…

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Meet Goa – a small state of India in its southwestern part.

Women with sari at Colva beach (Goa, India)

People say that Hippie (flower children) found here their paradise. Then in late 60s many of them settled here. They lived in communes, enjoyed the warm climate, ate local fruits and enjoyed their freedom.

Goa – a small state of India in its south-western part. Arabian Sea, whose temperature does not drop below 28 degrees year round, washes shore. The warm climate here is without extreme temperatures fluctuations. Although few have remembered who were the hippies, the mood of the place is not changed – freedom, love, joy and enjoyment of life. Of course in Goa are many attractive beaches.

There are kilometres of beaches with different kind of sand and different level of services. Here you can do yoga and meditation at sunset, receive medical treatment from the experts of Ayurveda. Additionally, you can go kite surfing, hang gliding, you can participate in the filming of Bollywood films, learn Brazilian dances. You can hear different styles of music, including the famous Goa trance direction, which originated here. Some parties may continue for days, in the clubs or on the beach.

In this atmosphere, the best place is a villa stay, like beach house in Anjuna. Staying at the villa creates a sense of privacy and comfort. Nobody violate your personal space and quiet. Additionally, you can cook in the kitchen, drinking tea in your garden and often sunbathe on its roof. In addition, the villa is ideal for a family or a close company if you are going to rent a home for more than one week.

All the beaches in Goa are property of the state. So entrance to the beaches is free. Almost all the sunbeds and umbrellas (except, of course, owned hotels) are assigned to beach restaurants. If the traveller orders something in a restaurant a sun-bed is on the beach for him for free, and the amount of the order does not really matter. The beautiful sandy beaches are not the only the dignity of Goa.

Many of the most interesting people gather here, creative people who is looking for or already have found their freedom. In Goa met different cultures – from the first European colonizers and to permanent tourists and Indian culture with his large pantheon of gods. This mix has spawned something special and beautiful. Together are Eastern brilliance, fragrance and wisdom and European sophistication. Also in Goa there are interesting sights from the times of the colonizers who included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.

For example, it is interesting to visit Panaji – the capital of Goa. The town was built in Portuguese style: narrow streets, square with the church, built over the street with overhanging balconies, lots of cafes and restaurants. There are church of the Immaculate Conception, the old district Fontainhas and the Chapel of St. Sebastian. Also it will be interesting to visit the town of Mapusa , Old Goa , Margao . In Margao there are unique caves – Pandava, about which exist various mystical stories .

In five halls of these frescoed caves there are unique inscriptions of 7th century. In addition in Goa are many beautiful Hindu temples and mosques.

Another kind of entertainment “in the style of Goa” is a market in Anjuna (from morning till sunset) and in Mapusa. Besides the actual buyers and sellers there you will find playing musicians, acting sword-swallowers, reciters and acrobats. Tourists come there from all over the coast of Goa, and sellers – from all over India.

In conclusion we can say, that in Goa you will not be bored, and many tourists don’t want to leave this place, exactly as those hippies from the ’60s.

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If you are using your own car

If you are coming to Finland with your own car and you want to use the special parking tag for disabled persons, you should have an international license for disabled-parking. Any national license does not give the rights to special parking. However you can apply for an international disabled parking license also in any finnish police station. The parking possibilities in Finland are in general very good. The city centre of Helsinki may be a litlle crowded.

Buses

The needs of disabled persons have been taken in account in the local traffic in cities. There are over 300 buses with low floor in Finland and a half of them are in the Helsinki region. Nowadays many cities have so called Service Lines using minibuses with low floor, specially for disabled and older people; others can use these too.

More information of these Sampo- Bussi -companies can be obtained from www.linja-autoliitto.fi or from www.korsisaari.fi. Information of the local traffic in a city can be obtained from the Traffic Information Service or from the bus stations.

Several bus charter companies in different parts of the country have buses suitable for wheelchair users, the best even with toilets for disabled and hostesses to assist when You are entering or leaving the bus. Some enterprises are specialised for groups of disabled passengers. More information can be obtained from: The Union of Bus Traffic (Linja-autoliitto) tel 358-(0)9-682 701, fax 09-692 2787 email: firstname.surename@lal.fi www.linja-autoliitto.fi

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CAPITAL REGION

In the Capital Region timetable and route information for all buses, trams and metro is available in the service phone tel 358-0100 111 from Monday to Friday 7.00 AM-19.00 PM, Saturday and Sunday 9.00 AM-17.00 PM. This number is chargeable. In other times there is an automaton giving information about timetables.

In the City of Helsinki are the low floor buses signed with a special colour in the timetables. In the intercity traffic (YTV) in the capital area the low floor buses are signed with the letter M. All new buses in Helsinki have low floors.

A tram with low floor can be entered with a wheelchair if the stop has a platform. In a couple of years all trams and buses in Helsinki will be accessible. In the buses there are both outside and inside buttons, which have a picture of a baby carriage. It is useful to use this button always when you move slow in the doors.

The Metro stations does not have any thresholds. The lifts are accessible and the platforms are on the same level with the trains. For visually disabled people there are timetables in braille writing. Journey Planner YTV door-to-door Journey Planner gives You advice on the best public transport connections to your destination within the Helsinki City region! http://aikataulut.ytv.fi/reittiopas/en

Tourist tickets in the capital area

Tourist tickets valuable for 3 or 5 days are practical for travellers who are sightseeing in the capital area.In buses and local trains only one day paper tickets are sold. 3 or 5 days tickets is available from multi-ticket machines.Paper tickets are valid fro the moment of purchase.Tourist tickets are also available as disposable contact cards.These cards becomes valid when inserting the card into the card reader at he beginning of the first trip.

Prepaid cards are sold at YTV and Helsinki City Transport service points, Kamppi Travel Centre, Stockmann Department Store and main R-kiosks. More information about tickets and fares from YTV pages: http://www.ytv.fi/ENG/transport/tickets_and_fares/frontpage.htm

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Which country?

For a first time sex traveler, it is easiest to check the commonly known destinations from Wikipedia’s Sex tourism page. These include Brazil, Costa Rica, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Kenya, the Netherlands, the Philippines, Colombia and Thailand.

Then it depends what kind of holiday you want and what kind of women you like. Do you like to relax or party, lay on a beach or only fuck days and nights? You need to think about the atmosphere too. In some countries you can lay back and in others you need to be secured all the time. Your holiday is easily ruined if you meet some bad girls, thieves etc.

Asian beach heaven for a first timer

For example, if you want a beach holiday and a Asian lady, I would go to Patong beach, Phuket in Thailand. There is a single walking road where all the hundreds of girls are located and at the end of the road there is a perfect beach, with jet skis and other kind of activities. There is some girl friendly luxury hotels near the beach too, remember to ask how much a visitor costs you per night. Normally it’s like 1500 bahts (50$) per girl.

Ebony heaven with (mostly big) chicas

If you like black women a good place to start is Sosua in Dominican Republic. There is some nice beaches, but those beaches don’t have jet ski or other fast activities. Dominican Republic is a great place especially for people who visit or live near USA. It takes only couple hours to fly to Puerto Plata (Sosua’s airport) from Miami for example.

The night life is fucking crazy (but boring too…). I mean in the walking road (Pedro Clisante) at nights there are only working girls, drugs and guns. So just walk and you don’t even need to ask to get viagra, extacy, cocaine, weed or pussy. There isn’t any cool flashing lights or beats like in Phuket’s Bangla Road.

So you just need to sit a bar (Rumba is a good place to start), order something and wait until you see a perfect girl. Remember to wait, there are lots of girls who want your money, but you can get a quality girl only by seeking one for a long time.

The best place in Sosua is definitely La Passions. You can not find better looking girls elsewhere in Sosua. Most of the girls there are really nice too, definitely girlfriend material and quality time. Only problem is that you can not get a real girl friend experience or be with the girls many days, because they have to return to the bar at about 10 am.

But if you like some one there, you can always return for example 6 pm and pay 5 000 Dominican pesos (130$) to take the girl with you again. If you go 10 pm, taking overnight costs 3 500 pesos etc. La Passions’ manager is a great person too.

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A Brief Outline of Heathrow Airport in London, UK

Before you travel through time inside the British Museum, get a bird’s eye view of the city aboard the London Eye, or marvel at the visual spectacles of Madame Tussauds, you have to pass through a world-famous gateway known as Heathrow Airport.

For some, the airport is an obvious reminder about the city’s reputation in the tourism industry, but for others, it signifies the start (or the end) of a wonderful adventure. Heathrow sees more than 1,000 air transport movements with close to 200,000 passengers every day. From the parking spaces to the retail areas, its 1,227-hectare area boasts an array of first-class facilities. With that, here’s a brief outline of Heathrow Airport.

Outside

Heathrow is amongst the top five busiest airports in the world, according to Business Insider. That, and the aforementioned daily travellers’ statistics, can easily create havoc when it comes to parking spaces. Luckily, the airport sets aside almost £1 billion every year to constantly upgrade all its facilities from the outside in.

A parking aggregator in the UK categorizes Heathrow’s car bays as the standard (short stay and long stay), the luxury (business, meet and greet, and valet), and the alternative (hotel with parking). Of course, London is highly regarded, as having excellent public transportation systems, thus commuting to the airport isn’t so bad for travellers after all. Parking4Less suggest the quickest way to the airport from central London is via the Heathrow Express, which only takes a mere 15 minutes. The website also points out the London Underground’s Piccadilly Line as the least expensive mode of travel.

Inside

The five terminals of Heathrow offer a comforting experience to every passenger. For one, the airport entitles them to 45 minutes of free Internet connectivity – a little indulgence for all travellers. In terms of high-end fashion, there are the likes of Alexander McQueen, Prada, Tiffany & Co.

There are also WHSmith bookshops inside Terminals 3 and 4, where travellers can choose from a range of fiction and non-fiction titles. From luxury dining in Heston Blumenthal’s The Perfectionists’ Café, to 15-minute snacks at Pret A Manger and Bridge Bar, Heathrow presents a plethora of food choices. If shopping and dining isn’t your thing, you can just sit back and be amazed at all the majestic carriers flying through the airport at the Observation Deck. The area features a 270-degree view of Heathrow Airport’s runways – a perfect way to cap off a lazy afternoon.

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Italy Famous Landmarks for Kids

Italy Famous Landmarks for Kids. Having a nice and a wonderful holiday is what every kid in the world wishes for. Kids love visiting nice places where they can enjoy many activities that make them happy. Italy, as one of the most recommended place to go in holiday, is a nice option to choose to take your kids enjoying its beauty. Check out these landmarks below which will definitely be loved by the kids.

Tuscany – Pinocchio Park

Let’s say “Hullo” to kids’ best friend ever; Pinocchio! A story about a little kid named Pinocchio written by Mr. Carlo is a very popular story among Italian, especially kids. The old-fashioned yet appealing Pinocchio Park will definitely grab the kids’ attention with its puppet show; it’s a must to see! Furthermore, you can also enjoy walking the park while admiring some statues as well as fountains of all the Pinocchio characters. What an amazing trip it will be!

Campania – Palazzo Reale

Almost every kid in the world have surely watched Star Wars Episode I. if you want to bring the kids to experience and directly see the Queen Amidala’s palace, bring them to the Palazzo Reale will do. Palazzo Reale or also known as the Royal Palace is a palace where Star Wars Episode I took place. Besides enjoying the attractions of the palace, kids also can enjoy playing around in the gardens of the Royal Palace which is a large area covered with trees, ponds, and also fountains. After getting tired of paying and running around the site, you can bring the kids circling the park riding a mini bus. Enjoy!

Milan – Castello Sforzesco

Milan is undoubtedly one of the most recommended cities to visit in Italy. Going there with kids will be more enjoyable if can stop by the Castello Sforzesco (Sforza Castle). Walking around the castle and let the kids admire every corner of this amazing castle. After walking around the castle, you can go inside the castle through its double-walled gate; the Porta Filarete. Inside the castle, you can marvel at its magnificence. Furthermore, for the kids who love cats, you can take them to look for cats napping inside the castle; they live there! Wow, such a unique thing that might be can’t be found in any other castles.

Dolomite Alps – Mountaineering schools and rock climbing courses

Have some adventurous doings in Dolomite Alps with the kids! There are a number of schools in this area that offer climbing and basic mountaineering courses for kids aged 7 to 14. Well, it will be good option for the kids to have a great experience ever. Are you ready kids?

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Entertaining kids on holidays to Turkey

Your amazing Turkey holiday can be ruined by whining children and bored teenagers so it’s important to keep them busy so you can get back to enjoying the sun, sea and sand! Here are some great tips on how to entertain kids on your holiday so all you have to worry about is relaxing and soaking up the sun!

Before you book, choose a resort and hotel that’s child-friendly so you don’t need to worry about their safety as well as their boredom level. Icmeler is a fantastic choice as there’s a great range of family-friendly accommodation and three blue-flagged beaches so kids are safe to play and swim all day long. The Mares Dolphin Park and Spa Hotel ticks all the boxes as there’s a kids club, playground and disco for under 17s and plenty of watersports on offer so parents can relax around the swimming pool, jacuzzi or spa in peace.

This hotel also runs a babysitting service which can be very useful if you fancy a night on the town! If you’re feeling energetic, Icmeler beach has lots of beach sports for families to enjoy together before heading to one of the family-friendly bars and restaurants to try some tasty Turkish cuisine.

Self-catering accommodation can be a great way for families to holiday in Turkey on a budget so why not take a look at the range of cheap apartment complexes in Antalya? There are three fantastic waterparks nearby, Aqualand-Antalya, Dedeman Aquapark and Troy Aqua and Dolphinarium, which will entertain and tire out the kids. There are some beautiful historical and natural sights which older children can appreciate such as Pamukkale, Hadrian’s Gate and Termessos.

With safe beaches and plenty to see and do you can be sure you and your family will have a Turkey Holiday to remember. You can be safe in the knowledge that medical care in Turkey is easily accessible and affordable even if you don’t have travel insurance.

Most medicines can be sourced from the local pharmacy as Pharmacists can diagnose and write prescriptions in Turkey, so you won’t have to wait for an appointment with a doctor. English is widely spoken in the main resorts so there are no problems with language barriers and if you choose to go all-inclusive, you can save hundreds of pounds on food, drink and ice cream bills!

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What to do in Windsor when you’re 3

Theo and I were invited to Windsor last weekend to experience the city’s many cultural attractions.

Since we are trying to get more involved in culture and stuff we jumped at the opportunity to spend a couple of days exploring the range of kid friendly attractions at Windsors many museums, theme parks, galleries and historic spaces.

Here is our run down of the top things to do in Windsor when you’re 3:

Jump straight for the best bed whilst Daddy hauls in all of the bags.

Play with the radio whilst Daddy figures out how to turn on the hotels Windsor lights.

Use the bed as bouncy castle whilst Daddy unpacks.

After a good nights rest, we decided to head off to Legoland. Not to be confused with the legoland discovery centres dotted around the UK which are rubbish overpriced soft play centres, this is the real deal, the full legoland theme park experience. This article should be entitled “What to do in Windsor when you’re 28″, because it was bloody brilliant! Theo loved it too of course, and although he didn’t quite relate to it in the same way I did (he has duplo, but hasn’t really played with lego yet), he loved the colours, the characters and of course the rides.

Sunday morning we woke up early to explore Windsor Castle. I opted to avoid the guided tour, as our last historic tour around an old jail in Torono ended up with me wanting to strangle the tour guide, and Theo wanting to do nothing but run off, resulting in our the whole family storming out in in a massive stress. So, I thought this time I’d let Theo have a run around the grounds whilst having a pleasant stroll around, and it was perfect for that (even if there were a few elderly couples unimpressed with Theo’s total disregard for 900 years of British history).

For the afternoon, I was getting tired of walking and keeping a close eye on Theo, so we set off to end the day on a ride along the Thames with Salters Steamers. The weather was beatiful, and it was a lovely ending to a thoroughly enjoyable weekend for the both of us