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Chris

United Kingdom

Feb192014

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Sydney and Bondi Hop-on Hop-off Tour

Sydney, Australia

My Rating
3 star rating: Worth doing

My Review

This is a good tour to get your bearings and for navigating the city. We found the standard of drivers varied immensely. At the end of one day the driver was obviously in a hurry to finish and the trip was done at speed without the commentary being turned on.

Feb032014

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Colonial Tramcar Restaurant Tour of Melbourne

Melbourne, Australia

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review

We had a lovely evening on the tramcar. The food was great as was the wine. Staff were excellent and we thoroughly enjoyed our evening.

Oct072013

Tour/Activity

Private Tour: Elephant Orphanage Sanctuary Day Tour from Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review

This tour was fantastic! Bob (I) our local guide picked us up from our hotel and drove us to the sanctuary. Along the way he gave us lots of interesting facts about the elephants and the local culture. We stopped at a small private zoo where we were able to feed the deer and have a look around. Lunch was provided and it was good local food.
The Sanctuary was excellent. First we watched a film about the work they do, it was very dated and could do with an update but it showed us what was involved and why. We then went outside and met our sanctuary guided who took us to meet the young elephants who were in their pens. We fed them with monkey nuts and sugar cane. Then the larger elephants went to bathe as they had come back from the jungle, it was lovely to watch them lay down in the river and getting scrubber clean by their handlers. When they came out of the water we fed them and learned how old they were and why they were at the sanctuary.
For me by far the best part of the trip was getting in the river with the younger elephants and helping to bathe them. It's only for about 5 mins but they are fantastic animals and to be so close to them was a wonderful experience. My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed the trip.
Our personal guide Bob was excellent. Nothing was too much trouble and he pointed out so many things on the trip to and from the sanctuary. He even stopped to show us the concrete sheds for the birds nest soup, really interesting.
For those of you who worry about the exploitation of the elephants, both me and my husband are avid animal lovers and would not support anything that exploits animals for others gains. We were impressed with the dedication of the people looking after the elephants and the whole purpose of the sanctuary. I would highly recommend this tour and our tour guide. Definitely one of the highlights of our visit to KL.

Oct062013

Tour/Activity

Eat Like a Local: Kuala Lumpur Hawker Center and Street Food Tour by Night

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review

What a fantastic tour. Sarah our guide was very informative and took us to a variety of food outlets sampling Malay, Chinese and Indian dishes. The night market was particularly good. Four guests was a great number to ensure an intimate tour and to hear all the information about the food. All in all this was a great tour especially in 'Rexy' the little green car. I would thoroughly recommend this to savour the variety of tastes and flavours of Malaysia. Good value for money, you certainly won't leave this hungry!

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