Hands and Feet – Across the World

This week’s Friendly Friday Challenge is Hands and Feet. On seeing this my mind went immediately to my ‘About‘ page, which explains that the name of my blog was inspired by a photo of my feet and my footwear!

I took that one particular photo of my feet towards the end of a great trip to Myanmar and the idea that those feet had carried me through my adventures just made me feel incredibly lucky and grateful.

My feet are great allies of mine and they have enabled me to have many more adventures and see and do a lot – I am always eternally grateful to them!

Maybe that’s why I then have so many pictures of my feet in every destination I visit! And you lucky readers, get to see some of them today!

Kep, Cambodia

Lazy feet relaxing poolside in Kep, Cambodia

I have visited Kep a couple of times now and enjoy its laidback and quiet atmosphere on the south coast of Cambodia. I particularly loved this guesthouse we discovered (Raingsey Bungalows), this pool was a godsend after a hot day exploring!

Luang Prabang, Laos

Kicking back and relaxing at Mekong Riverview Hotel in Luang Prabang, a treat to ourselves to end our wonderful stay in Laos. I really couldn’t have asked for a better introduction to Laos than we had on our trip there. So much to see and explore, from waterfalls to elephants to temples to spectacular sunsets and sunrises. I can’t wait to be able to return one day.

Siem Reap, Cambodia

Siem Reap, which has to be one of my favourite places on the planet. Taking a tuk-tuk out to explore Angkor Wat and the surrounding temples, something I have done a few times now, but which never gets old!

Kalkan, Turkey

Kalkan, Turkey, a place I had my eye on for many years after seeing pictures of its gorgeous bay and pretty town once when researching for where to go on a summer holiday. We finally got there are few years ago, combining a relaxing villa holiday with time spent in Istanbul. It was the perfect combination!

Swansea, Australia

As you know we try to travel to Australia once a year to visit family. This is the backyard of our rental that we normally stay at in Swansea, which sits just below Newcastle in New South Wales. I have grown to love this little cottage and its garden, where I will sometimes see kookaburras sitting in the trees and will often see rosellas flitting about noisily. It feels a bit like a home from home now. I have missed being able to get out there so far this year and hope it won’t be too long before we can return.

Changi Airport, Singapore

Well, this is actually the Crown Plaza Hotel which sits landside at Changi airport. On our travels we usually find ourselves spending some time at the airport here. Not that I’m complaining, as far as airports go, it’s definitely one of my favourites! They have thought of everything to make life easier when transiting. This particular time though, we decided to stay at the Crown Plaza, rather than one of the transit hotels which sit inside the airport. This hotel is pretty amazing and I spent quite a bit of time sat beside (and in!) this pool, it was just the ticket before boarding a long flight back to the UK!

Lazy Beach, Cambodia

Last but not least, Lazy Beach in Cambodia. An absolute jewel of a place, somewhere to completely unwind. This was the last place I visited in March last year before the pandemic set in. The virus was already causing concern elsewhere in the region at this point, but we didn’t feel particularly at risk. But as we neared the end of our trip, things started to get a bit more serious, flights were starting to get cancelled and travellers entering the UK were starting to be asked to isolate. We were lucky, we got back in the nick of time just before the country went into lockdown. I feel so lucky indeed to have gotten this trip in before the world shut down.

I can’t wait to be able to travel again, so I can take more photos of my feet around the world haha!

10 thoughts on “Hands and Feet – Across the World

  1. Great photos and a wonderful keepsake. We’ve stayed at Changi Crown plaza and as you say a lovely treat. Have a nice breakfast before you catch an early flight, I miss Asia so much

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    1. Aah, I miss Asia as well, I can’t wait to get back there! Oh yes, the crown plaza breakfast is great isn’t it, perfect before having to depart 🙂 I remember eating probably more than I should have! Thank you taking the time to read and comment 🙂

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  2. A perfect anthology for Friendly Friday. Fabulous intro to these destination spots. I’ve visited a few and totally understand the pleasure of kicking back by the water after a hard day of walking.

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    1. Ah well spotted! I have one bottle of nail varnish which I use when I go away…I haven’t painted my nails for well over a year now though. Haha, well as you probably noticed I usually only take them when I’m lazing by water!

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  3. As someone who just had a pedicure today, I can appreciate your appreciation for your feet! 🙂 Cool photo theme throughout your trips, was it accidental or planned?
    And I’ve always wanted to visit Changi airport! (Is it weird to say that of an airport?!) The Crowne Plaza Changi pic looks divine!!!!!

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    1. Aaah pedicures! Lovely! I would often have one before I went away on hols 🙂 I don’t really know when or why I started taking photos of my feet! Probably when I’ve been lazing by a pool to send a photo to friends…not sure if they appreciate it 🙂 It’s really not weird to say you want to visit Changi! I love it there, it’s become part of our holidays as we always stop there on the way to/from Australia. The Crowne Plaza is a great hotel, it’s quite pricey but it was worth every penny for that pool and the breakfast!

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