Shanghai Disneyland

We have a tradition in our family of visiting Disneyland once every three years to celebrate our son’s birthday. Since we are now living in Sydney we decided to check out  the newest location in Shanghai. At the time of booking our holiday, we found it incredibly difficult to find any helpful information online at…

Impressions of China from a First Time Visitor

  It’s perfectly ok to use white people as your backdrop in a selfie…like posing in front of some monument or notable locale. Everyone wants to take photos with you and your white children. It’s all friendly and well intentioned, just exhausting at times. The signs forbidding you to feed the animals at the zoo…

8 Hours in Vanuatu

We missed our port day yesterday at Mystery Island in Vanuatu due to uncooperative weather. The captain had to pull the plug on departing via tender boats with continuous high winds and rain making it unsafe for the passengers and the crew. So we were left with one day, 8 hours really, to get to know this…

A Weekend in Hobart

Friday 2 February, 2018 We are flying this morning from Sydney to Hobart on Jetstar, it’s easy and quick, just 90 minutes in total. The kids and I agree to leave the screens at home and instead spend our time playing cards, working Sudoku and word search puzzles. The airport in Hobart is super small…

2 Days in Kuala Lumpur

We decided to stop in KL for a few days on our way back from Sri Lanka since we were transiting through. What to do with two full days to explore a new city? Deciding to maximise on our time we booked a couple of tours. We turned to Urban Adventures,  who we’ve used in…

Goodbye Sri Lanka

1 January, 2018 – Monday We are spoiled today with our New Year’s Day breakfast treats. So many traditional Sri Lankan celebratory sweets are served that we can’t possibly eat in one sitting. We leave them on the table to nibble on throughout our day. The next 14 hours are uneventful and spent lounging around…

My Coconut Milk Boileth Over

It was a group decision to sleep in and leave for our run at 7:30 this morning. It’s humid (92%) and 30 degrees Celsius. The sun will be out today unlike yesterday’s cloud coverage. Our run is a sweaty one but satisfying. It seems like less work when accompanied by a crashing surf at my…