An overnight stay in Agra


With our trip to India being squeezed into the children’s half term holiday, we had to be selective about what we would be able to fit in. However we could hardly come and not visit perhaps the most famous monument in India, the Taj Mahal.

So with the help of a local friend we arranged for a driver to pick us up and to drive us down to Agra for an overnight stay. We had heard the best time to see the world wonder was at the early sunrise light, so we thought an overnight stay would give us the best options. On the 3 hour journey we gradually left the polluted haze of Delhi behind us and arrived to a sunny afternoon in Agra.

As we were only staying one night we checked into the luxurious 5 star Trident Agra. I must admit arriving and being welcomed into their cool marble lobby by smiling faces and a refreshing warm ginger drink was just lovely! The office manager introduced Continue reading

Phnom Penh 

Well it’s been a funny old week here in Phnom Penh, we arrived late Tuesday and have had 5 days in a lovely apartment near the Royal Palace.

We have found this city to be a little hard work with the children, and after the excitement of Siem Reap it’s been a very quiet week.  Continue reading

Our final days in Siem Reap

Today we sadly left our gorgeous hotel in Siem Reap, all the staff and Mr Pom came to wish us safe travels, such lovely lovely people who have really made our stay so wonderful!

Our last couple of days have been very exciting, Mr Phon picked us up early on Saturday for our last day of temples. We decided to visit Banteay Srei, a temple about an hours tuk tuk drive north near the Kulen Mountains.  Continue reading