Greetings from sultry Malaysia (and sunny southern Spain)!

Traveling Group
  • Gordon Ex-diplomat, now part-time trainer/teacher (59)
  • Marinella English teacher (59)

Listings

Preferred Exchanges

  • Open to Any Destination
  • Open to Any Dates
  • Scotland, UK

    August 1 — September 30, 2015 These dates are flexible

    We are looking for a short exchange - a week or so - somewhere in or close to Edinburgh, but are willing to consider anywhere nice in 'God's own country'. Late summer (the dates above) preferred, but we would also consider dates close to either side of that period. We do though need as much notice as possible, because we like to book our main visits to Europe early.

  • United Kingdom

    August 1 — October 31, 2015 These dates are flexible

    We are looking for up to two or three weeks. Our preferred destination is in or around London, especially South London, but we are prepared to consider anywhere nice in the UK. As with Scotland above, we can be flexible about precise dates; but we also need advance notice as far as possible.

  • Morocco

    July 1 — November 30, 2015 These dates are flexible

    We would accept an exchange anywhere nice in Morocco, as we would like to see the whole country! We are looking for up to two weeks, but are flexible. Our own dates are flexible too, but they would need to fit in with one of our visits to Europe (the UK and/or Spain). So we need some advance notice, please.

  • South Africa

    November 1 — March 31, 2016 These dates are flexible

    We are looking for an exchange of around two weeks (depending on where in South Africa the exchange is to). We can be pretty flexible over when and where to visit - the above dates are only a guide. But we would prefer to go in the South African summer, or adjoining seasons. And we would need some notice to arrange what would be a major trip.

Interests

  • Cycling
  • Football
  • Scuba Diving/Snorkeling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Culinary Travel
  • Historic Sites
  • Museums
  • Theater/Cinema
  • Shopping
Especially Passionate About
We both love the sea......but for different reasons.

We both love the sea......but for different reasons.

Gordon loves diving deep into the oceans and photographing fantastic creatures. Marinella adores sitting beside them on fine sandy beaches and sunning herself!

Vacation Type
2

Exchange Reviews

January - December 2011

Waow ! What a great home exchange ! Fantastic country, very vibrant ...

Yohann
Yohann from Paris said

Waow ! What a great home exchange ! Fantastic country, very vibrant town (Kuala Lumpur) and a very comfortable appartment ideally located. A must ! Thanks again to Gordon and Marinella for this great exchange.

Gordon and Marinella
What we said about Yohann's house:

A comfortable if small maisonette-style house in a suburb of Paris. Reasonably convenient for access to central Paris via the Metro or (at non-peak periods) car. Their car on exchange was a great help for visits to more distant places like Versailles. The main downside was the absence of a toilet upstairs by the bedrooms - making night-time needs awkward for oldies like ourselves!

December 2014 - January 2015

We exchanged our places and cars for a long break ...

Elena and Paul
Elena and Paul said

We exchanged our places and cars for a long break over Xmas/NY. Gordon and Marinella's penthouse was a real joy to stay in Kuala Lumpur. It is based very conveniently practically in the centre, with a useful shopping centre with a supermarket, cafes, restaurants within a 2 minute walk. Hence the condo is perfectly located and the apartment is very airy and spacious. We were left with lots of helpful info, which was also sent to us in advance (how to get from the airport, how to get to the apartment etc). The place is very secure with friendly neighbours and a fantastic swimming pool. Two friendly kitties were very easy to look after and were great company. In return Gordon and Marinella looked after our cat Basil and our place in London. The flat was left in immaculate condition and we are happy to recommend them as a great and trustworthy exchange partners.

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