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No Place Like Home

No Place Like Home

We have been living the “Expat Life” for a long time now. And with this we have become accustomed to the occasional arrival of the moving trucks. Here we go again, our life packed into boxes, stacked up into a shipping container and off we go to yet another destination to start all over again. So currently that’s pretty much the story of our lives. Many find it hard to comprehend. How can you live without a permanent home? How…

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UTA 2016 – ULTRA TRAIL AUSTRALIA

UTA 2016 – ULTRA TRAIL AUSTRALIA

May 12, 2016 – PRE RACE  We (Liz, Sister-in-law Loritta, her friend Yvonne and I) had travelled to Sydney two days ahead of the race to spend one night before heading up to Katoomba the next day.   May 13, 2016  A scenic train ride of approximately two hours and we found ourselves in Katoomba up in the Blue Mountains and at the Scenic World, the venue of the five day Ultra Trail Australia festival. Accommodation rather basic but adequate at the KCC community centre. …

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Corregidor Island

Corregidor Island

‘Since we are still new to Manila and the Philippines, we make it a point to spend our weekends, exploring new places and to get to know Manila and it’s history as best we can. There is quite a lot to discover and only once we are somewhat through, we plan to venture outside the city. This time we took the Ferry to Corregidor Island, an important landmark, just 48 km off the coast of Manila Bay. Corregidor is a…

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Sunday Afternoon Stroll at Intramuros and Manila Bay

Sunday Afternoon Stroll at Intramuros and Manila Bay

Today we decided to explore some of the culture surrounding Manila and to get a better understanding of the country and the people. What better place to start but Intramuros …It is the oldest district in Manila and you can spend hours wandering around. So, wear comfortable shoes, bring along a hat/cap and your sunglasses…you do want to look cool for your selfie! And…yes, be aware!On the rooftop of Casa Manila. At the Plaza De Roma. Behind us is the Manila…

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Mabuhay – The Philippines Episode II

Mabuhay – The Philippines Episode II

It seems such a short time ago that we left the Philippines to live in Thailand instead. There we enjoyed five short and wonderful years during the course of which we had opportunity to explore the country and make wonderful friends. We have now returned to the Philippines to begin yet another chapter in our nomad-life. Accordingly, our farewell was hard and our friends and colleagues apparently had no intention of letting us off easily … We just landed last…

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Lava Caves, Kanchanaburi

Lava Caves, Kanchanaburi

The River Kwai, infamous for the war stories and imortalized by the movie, yet one of the most beautiful natural environments we have encountered in Thailand. Pristine waters, traditional Mon (tribal) villages along it’s northern banks, the Lava Caves, featuring their centuries old Stalagmite and Stalagtite formations are but a few of natures stunning creations in this north-western part of the country, near the border to Myanmar. But it all starts with a good serving of nutritious bananas for energy…

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Hellfire Pass

Hellfire Pass

Hello New Year!!! Everyone is just about to shake that holiday spirit and head back to work. But not the two of us, nope! We are just getting started on our long weekend out of town. This time we headed back up North West of Bangkok to Sai Yok National Park in Kanchanaburi. Here we booked ourselves into this really unique jungle resort of only 29 rooms at the bank of the famous River Kwai. We have been to Kanchanaburi…

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Singapore

Singapore

There are these rare occasions when it is in fact possible to combine business and leisure. And so, between professional engagements on my part in Malaysia and Singapore, we planned in for a long  weekend in The Lion city. Primary objective: Shopping That said, we were very good, keeping up the exercise routine each morning well before sunrise as we headed out for our morning run at Marina Bay. There is also some sightseeing and while some was covered during…

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