Family Fun At The Angsana Laguna Phuket

You know a tropical resort is triumphant when it manages to entertains families even on the rainiest of days.  Despite being long-time Phuket fans, we had never before landed to dark grey skies, wind and torrential rain.  My husband and I looked at each other grimacing ‘wasn’t this supposed to be a relaxing sunshine break for a few days?’  Luckily enough we were staying at the Angsana, part of the Laguna complex approximately 30 minutes from Phuket Airport.  

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Bhutan Travel Tips

Any country that takes their ‘Gross National Happiness‘ seriously, should be high on your travel bucket list. Bhutan, a Kingdom nestled in the Himalayas was one of the most magical places I have ever visited.  It is not an ‘easy holiday’ as it can become pricey and depending on your location, tricky to access.

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Hiking the Tiger’s Nest in Bhutan

After an amazing three nights in Bhutan, exploring the paddy fields of Punakha and the capital Thimphu, we returned to the start of our journey in Paro (paying our respect to Simtoka Dzong, the oldest in Bhutan, enroute).  

We treated ourselves to a luxurious last few nights at the COMO Uma Paro. I had never stayed in a COMO property before and was excited to see what all the hype was about.  

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Monasteries, Nunneries & Darts in Bhutan

After an interesting first day in Punakha, Bhutan, we started our second day with a trip to the weekend farmers market. We tip-toed our way through colourful local produce including fiery chills, overflowing sacks of red rice and prickly bitter gourd. Our amazing guide Tharchu from Happiness Journey Bhutan explained some of the more unusual items to us and how the locals would cook them.

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Paddy Fields & Phalluses in Punakha, Bhutan

After a whirlwind first day in the magical kingdom of Bhutan we were raring to go for our second. Our fantastic guide Tharchu met us at our hotel, Le Meridien Thimphu to set off for Dochula Pass.  Whilst I have a penchant for lighthouses, my husband is addicted to visiting local stadiums.  So we couldn’t leave Bhutan’s capital Thimphu without a quick drive by their National Stadium.

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