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Queensbay Mall, Bayan Lepas, Penang, Malaysia

By on March 20, 2015 in General, Malaysia with 0 Comments
Queensbay Mall, Bayan Lepas, Penang, Malaysia

The Queensbay Mall is big, and a typical Malaysian shopping mall in that it is a mixture of shops, a supermarket, a cinema, and lots and lots of places to eat. FourSquare: Queensbay Mall If you have enjoyed this article then please feel free to share it using the buttons below.   Nick’s continued wanderings […]

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Back at Senai International Airport (JHB), Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia….

By on March 20, 2015 in General, Malaysia, Myanmar/Burma with 0 Comments
Back at Senai International Airport (JHB), Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia….

Back at Senai International Airport (JHB) and about to head off to on another road trip. On this one I’ll be visiting Penang, KL (briefly) and then on to Myanmar (Burma) – Yangong (Rangoon) and Mandelay. One weird thing happened at the airport… I was told off for photographing the plane as we walked out […]

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Summary of “My most mad ski trip yet?”

By on February 24, 2015 in General, USA with 0 Comments

Well, I am back from what I dubbed “My most mad ski trip yet?”…. It was mad with all the travelling, but it was worth the effort. Las Vegas: Totally weird place. Not sure what to make of it other than it is not my kind of place. It was “too”: Too noisy Too busy […]

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The drive from Zion National Park to Las Vegas…

By on February 22, 2015 in General, USA with 0 Comments
The drive from Zion National Park to Las Vegas…

The drive from Zion National Park to Las Vegas was uneventful. It was also sad as it really did signify the end of the trip. However, along the route it is interesting as the landscape changes from that of the canyons of Zion Park to the flat desert surrounding Las Vegas. Eventually Las Vegas comes […]

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Leaving the hotel – The Yarrows, Park City, Utah – A summary

By on February 20, 2015 in General, USA with 0 Comments

Well, we have spent 6 nights at The Yarrows… As hotels go it is not great, but it isn’t awful. The room was warm, clean and comfortable. The only complaint about the room was in the incredibly noisy heating system that we had to switch off at night so we could sleep. This meant we […]

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Returning the skis to Aloha Ski Rentals, Park City, Utah

By on February 20, 2015 in General, USA with 0 Comments
Returning the skis to Aloha Ski Rentals, Park City, Utah

Returned the skis this evening…. So glad I took out the damage insurance…. Normally I don’t bother, but as I was standing in the ski shop looking out the window at the thin snow cover on the slopes I thought it might be wise, and it was. The tech in the shop estimated that it […]

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Thin cover and rocks – the damage they can do

By on February 19, 2015 in General, USA with 0 Comments
Thin cover and rocks – the damage they can do

Just back from skiing Snowbird and Alta. Whilst I was skiing one run at Snowbird I knew I had hit a rock as I felt a serious jolt up my leg and heard a terrible crunching sound. When I looked at the skis I found…. Yikes! That is a big chunk out of the base […]

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Day 5: Skiing Snowbird and/or Alta, Utah

By on February 18, 2015 in General, USA with 0 Comments

Yesterday I was quite excited to be skiing Deer Valley again after nearly 20 years. The outcome of day was mixed – good snow, but the place wasn’t as I remembered it. Today I’m off to visit Alta and/or Snowbird. I say and/or as I don’t currently know which one we will ski until I […]

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Day 3: Skiing Canyons Ski Area, Park City, Utah

By on February 17, 2015 in General, USA with 0 Comments

Just finished another great day of skiing at Canyons. I do like this ski area. Again, considering the lack of snow the area has received the conditions were very good. Not all trails had been groomed but those that had were very skiable with a light dusting of ground-up snow on a hard packed base. […]

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Day 3: Mid-morning coffee stop

By on February 16, 2015 in General, USA with 0 Comments
Day 3: Mid-morning coffee stop

Skiing Canyons again. Conditions still good, but much colder and the slopes don’t seem as crowded as yesterday. Stopped at Tombstone Grill for a snack. According to EpicMix I’ve only skied 8,000 vertical. Feels like more! Got some way go to beat the 24,000 ft from yesterday. Tombstone Grill has free WiFi. If you have […]

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