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Deffrey showed us around Penang in Malaysia. Book him too!

This summer the kids and I embarked on South-East Asia. With two backpacks (and a camera bag) we dipped our toes into seven new countries in eleven weeks. Phew, what an adventure! Penang; an island in Malaysia’s north east was our second destination after Saigon, Vietnam and our first impressions were that it was very…

The small fishing village of Camara de Lobos, Madeira

The literal translation for this town’s name is ‘chamber of the sea-lions’. Back in 1419 when the island was discovered by Zarco, he found a colony of marine animals sheltering in the bay.  The animals were later categorised as monk seals which today are very rare and only found on the deserted islands (Ilhas Desertas, three long…