Browsing Posts tagged stopover

Who's a cheeky monkey?

Before we had children, a stopover in Singapore was all about the shopping, mostly for electrical goods, and enjoying a Biryani at a restaurant in Little India. How things change when you have kids! Here are Mum (and friends’) list of favourite family activities in Singapore.

By the way, if you think you can handle six floors of shops with the children in tow, Sim Lim Sqaure (SLS) is the place to go for electrical and … Read more

Bangtao beach

The island of Phuket is a major Thai tourist destination, and only a short flight from Bangkok (1.5 hrs). Patong is the most famous resort on the island, with a lively nightlife and wealth of shopping opportunities. Mum doesn’t recommend staying in Patong for a peaceful family stopover. Bang Tao sits north of Patong and is infinitely quieter. The transfer from Phuket airport to Bang Tao is about 40 minutes by taxi.

Bangtao and Surin Beaches

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Thai flag

The travel path around Thailand in South East Asia is well worn by backpackers, students on a gap year or those later in life on a career break. When Mr Mum’s gone 2 Aus and I had a career break in 2004 Bangkok became our home away from home, and Thailand one of our favourite places in the world.

Six years later, relocating from the UK to Australia, Thailand was the perfect stopover destination. The backpacks had gathered … Read more

Getting around

We like to think that Family Mum’s gone 2 Aus is fairly well travelled, and if we haven’t stayed somewhere with the children we might have visited as backpackers. We’re also fortunate to have friends who have lived and worked all over the world; if we haven’t stayed somewhere directly, we know a family who have.

We’re starting our Australian stopover series with Thailand. Over the past ten years, and before living in Australia, it has been our … Read more