Itinerary 2011 Trip

Where are our travels taking us ?

Our Journey






Sunday 16th October- Me and ers Off

 Leave UK @ 16.45 from Heathrow on overnight BA39 flight to Beijing arriving 09.30 local time.

17th to 20th October

Arrive Beijing staying at the Courtyard 7 Hotel . Trips to The Great Wall, Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square etc.

20th October

Overnight Sleeper to Xi’an                                                                    

21st to 23rdDeluxe 2-berth soft sleeper, as used on the 'Z' category trains Beijing to Shanghai & Xian

Arrive Xi’an staying at The Grand Mercure

Trip to the famous Terracotta Army etc.Soft sleeper, as used on 'Z' category trains from Beijing to Shanghai & Xian

23rd October

Overnight Sleeper to Shanghai


24th to 26th October

Arrive Shanghai staying at The Riverview Hotel on the Bund

26th October

Leave Shanghai 19.45 local on overnight Quantas QF130 flight to Brisbane via Sydney (change to QF 524) arriving Brisbane 12.35 local. (ugh long day/night)

27th October to November 11th

Staying with Irene’s sister, Anne, just outside Brisbane visiting various places, relatives (Irene’s nieces, nephew and cousin)

11th November

Leave Brisbane at 09.55 to Cairns QF782

11th to 16th November

Arrive Cairns and pick up hire car and travel to Port Douglas staying By The Sea. Relax and visit Barrier Reef and Rain Forests.

16th November

Leave Cairns for Melbourne at 12.40 on QF 703

16th to 19th November

Arrive Melbourne 17.00 local staying at The Puntill South Yarra Grand. Meeting Irene’s Nephew, Andrew.

19th November

Leave Melbourne at 08.30 on flight QF416 to Sydney

19 th to 26th November

Quay Grand Suites Sydney, Sydney, Australia

Staying in Sydney with friends Chris and Martin ( who live in Nice for half the year – permanent summer). Doing the delights of Sydney and environs.

26th November

Leave Sydney 16.25 for Singapore arriving at just 21.35 !! QF 319. Actually an 8 hour flight.Staying at The Goodwood Park Hotel.

26th to 28th November

Brief stay in Singapore. Just watched the F1 Grand Prix in Singapore. City looks great. Only 2 nights stay so just one day to explore the shopping and great looking buildings.

28th to 30th November

Early day train to Kuala Lumpar ( from now on known as KL). Staying at The Royale Chulan Hotel. Day and a bit sight seeing. We are coming back !

30th November

Leave KL at 14.55 on  Air Asia flight AK882 to Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam)

30th  to 4th December

Staying in Ho Chi Minh City at the Lan Lan 1 Hotel. Sight seeing around city. Night away from hotel and staying on board boat  on the Mekong Delta.

4th to 6th December

Leave for Phnom Penh (Cambodia) overland by bus. About 6 hours. Arrive and staying at The Villa Paradiso                                                                         Cambodian bus from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh

6th to 8th December

Leave for Siem Reap (still Cambodia) again another 6 hours overland by bus. Staying at the Golden Temple Hotel. Visit the Angor Wat Temples

8th to 9th December

Fly back to KL on Air Aisia flight AK1481 and stay at the The Traders Hotel  . Traders Hotel by Shangri-La Kuala Lumpur - Hotel ExteriorAnother day to explore KL before flying off pm

9th to 14th December

Afternoon  Air Asia flight AK824 to Phuket and make our way for 5 days rest at the Ayara Hilltops Resort on Surin Beach (Overlooking the beach so the Tsunami won’t get us)

14th to 16th December (Irene’s birthday)

Fly to Bangkok on Air Asia flight FD3026 and stay at the Chatrium Riverside Hotel for our last 2 nights.

17th December

Leave Bangkok on Quantas Airways flight QF301 at the awful hour of 00.10 in the morning arriving Heathrow at 05.00 am shattered ! Home sweet Home.

That’s It


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