Don’t mess with Melaka!

Here’s a photo diary of our one-day flying visit to the cool and historic town of Melaka (Malacca): Once a Sultanate, Melaka was first colonised by the Portuguese in the early 1500s; was lost to the Dutch in 1641; and it was ceded to the British in 1824. Now, tourists visiting Melaka troop around the…

Our next adventure begins…

And so the next chapter of the Alpha Odyssey begins. We have joined the 2018 Sail Malaysia Passage to the East rally , which sails from Langkawi (Malaysia), back down the Malacca Strait, around Singapore, up the east coast of Malaysia, then across to the Anambas and Natunas Islands (Indonesia), and then across to Borneo. This…

Everyone needs to put Myanmar on their travel bucket list!

After three fabulous months in Thailand, we had a few spare weeks before we commenced our rally back to the east, so we tossed up a few options to fill the gap. We considered sailing to the Andaman Islands, but the bureaucracy got the better of us, so we decided to fly to Myanmar instead!…