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School Holiday in Bangkok, Thailand

Our passports were stamped a few more times this last school break. Reflecting on the experience it hardly seems like our life and none of us would ever have predicted that we’d be traveling like we are. For sure, it can seem like a scary prospect, but things have really been much easier and manageable … Continue reading »

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Term 3: Life as usual, except on a different continent

Term 3 Not many posts for these last 10 weeks. Life had seemed to hit a bit of a routine. We find ourselves focusing on school, work, cleaning, visiting, grocery shopping, laundry, the routine stuff of day to day life. Every once in a while we think, “oh yeah, we’re in Australia.” Or “geez, this … Continue reading »

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Sydney Visits (Powerhouse Museum, Taronga Zoo, Sydney Tower)

Returning from Cairns we planned to spend a few days in Sydney to explore a bit more and spend some time visiting with Frances and Michael. We are getting comfortable enough to leave the car and take the trains and ferries – takes the stress out of commuting and eliminates the need for parking. The … Continue reading »

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Day at Palm Cove Beach during School Holiday

After discovering that there is no beach in Cairns, we bundled up and hopped the bus out to Palm Beach – about 30 minutes from our hotel. It was a perfect day – warm, sunny, calm enough to be comfortable, but wavy enough to have some fun. We lathered with sun screen, sat on the … Continue reading »

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Great Barrier Reef on School Holiday

This is one of the items on the bucket list. We spent the day on a boat and snorkeling at one of the many reefs in the Great Barrier Reef. It was windier and choppier than we would have like making it hard to snorkel. Another thing we wish we had done, in retrospect, was … Continue reading »

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