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The new natural wonder of the world: the underground river in Sabang

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Volunteering at kindergarten: Week 1

It was time to get stuck in. The girls were already the talk of the town, and pretty much every single child in the village had already come to meet and play with them- volleyball, running on the beach, hide and seek in the school…. I think they’ve only had one family here volunteering at […]

Volunteering: Culture & Induction

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First night at volunteer camp

Where to begin? Perhaps just getting there and the first night. The drive from Puerto Princesa was perfect: in the sense that it was dusty, reckless, bumpy, noisy, punctuated by endless stops at roadside stores for water, SIM cards, food, everything; and lined by the most fabulous, lush verdant landscape you could ask for: endless […]

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Byron to the Philippines

The girls were somewhat jittery as we boarded the first flight to Manila, via Sydney, as always, the fear of the unknown coming to the fore. Coupled with a clear lack of confidence in their mother for dealing with anything whatsoever- ‘I wish Daddy was here’ was a continuous echo 😜…. Arrival at Manila went […]

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Byron Bay

The day we left for Byron, organic hipster surfer capital of the south, was tinged with sadness as we said goodbye to Daddy for three weeks. Not easy to split the family up any time, but especially on an adventure like this. He gallantly dropped us off and stoically begin his trek back to the […]

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Circus performers

It rained, so we had to find something to do. And lovely Helen from the best shop ever, with amazing clothes and brilliant sun shades (as per photos), Bryon Beach life, took it upon herself to send me such an amazing list of things to do. One of said things was a circus training workshop […]

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Sydney: Part 2

The next trip was a visit to the beach at Manly. Popular with all Sydney-ites, there are non-stop fast ferries straight from Circular Quay, so it tends to be pretty well populated, but we got a fairly good day. Good for surfing, we rented a board and the girls and Alberto got stuck in- and […]

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Australia Day

Off we went off, unsuspecting, to the ferry back to the centre to explore a little more. It was Australia Day. We gave it little thought, having understood the plan was ‘to have a barbecue with friends’ and not much else, until we turned into the bay to the right of Mosman and saw ourselves […]

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Sydney: Part 1