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From Sihanoukville to Koh Rong Sanloem

The end of our time in Angkor inevitably arrived, and with it, an emotional goodbye to our two fine men, to Alberto and to Bumper/Dad: we had had such an unforgettable time together, immersed in the power of travel. To be apart again was so terribly unfair. BUT, it was time once again for girl […]

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Into Phnom Penh

The only complaint we had about wonderful, chaotic, romantic, shabby yet sophisticated Phnom Penh was not having enough time to explore it. Two days hardly gave us time to scratch the surface of its history, temples, museums, and restaurants. Gently chaotic, we meandered happily through the streets past the palace and national Museum, along 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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The eighth wonder of the world

10am checkouts are a pain. But they make you get started. We liked this backpackers. Much nicer than what I remember from my gap year for sure….. breakfast in the shared kitchen, some work and off we went again to Te Anau, marvelling at its perfect lake, en route to Milford Sound. The road takes […]

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Blenheim

Friends! There is something truly remarkable about New Zealanders. They are the friendliest, most positive and welcoming people we have EVER met. Ever. This goes for the road worker, the petrol pump attendant, waiter or elegant gentleman in the city. Without exception, we are welcomed, chatted to, helped, smiled at, waved at, wherever we go. […]

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The power of recording memory

I try to get around to the darn blog, while Alberto and the girls make things of great beauty, with watercolours, maps, scraps, treasured memories… Map making and diary writing – the power of recording memories in whichever way resonates with each and every one of us.  Understanding that a certain amount of discipline is […]

Road Schooling

So we are at a mere 16 days to go….How best to keep the girls up to date with schoolwork while we are away?  Who knows… who cares?! Surely nothing can beat road schooling: seeing the world, trying new foods, meeting people from all walks of life, living out of a back pack, getting sweaty […]