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How are the children settling back in school?

One of the questions I get asked most is: How are the children settling back in school? People want to know whether they are behind and whether we did much homeschooling on the road. In short the answers are: fine, … Continue reading

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Settling back home

After the beautiful beaches of Thailand and Malaysia, the time had really come: our flight home. We finished off with a few amazing days in Kuala Lumpur (lots of shopping) and had a very cramped and long, long flight back. … Continue reading

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Da Lat – fabulously kitsch & Nha Trang – beach capital of Vietnam

The bus journey was incredibly bumpy as the road from Mui Ne to Da Lat isn’t exactly smooth. We actually had a few cuts and bruises from being thrown around in the bus and I managed the get a bruise … Continue reading

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Ho Chi Minh City (great) and Mui Ne (not so much)

The border crossing into Vietnam was a bit laborious but we got in without any problems. After Phnom Penh, Ho Chi Min City seems a different world. Where Phnom Penh had rickshaws and not much modern development, Ho Chi Minh … Continue reading

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Phnom Penh: eating, drinking, culture and roller skating

We ended up spending nearly a week in Phnom Penh, mainly because we splashed out and stayed in a very nice hotel with swimming pool. We slipped into a very comfortable pattern of sightseeing in the mornings, chilling at the … Continue reading

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Siem Reap and Angkor Wat

The night bus from Sihanoukville to Siem Reap was interesting. They call it the hotel bus, we had two double beds on the bottom (they are bunk double beds) and you can almost stretch out completely on a – very … Continue reading

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Sihanoukville, Cambodia

One more beach resort on the other side of the border: Sihanoukville, Cambodia. We are not quite sure what to expect. We spoken to a Russian family on Koh Chang and they didn’t really paint a good picture. The beach … Continue reading

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Koh Chang: Elephant Island

From Koh Samed we took the minibus to Koh Chang, another Thai Island but closer to the Cambodian border. Another stop before we cross, we are dreading the border crossing a bit as we have read so many horror stories … Continue reading

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Koh Samed: Full of Russian poseurs

Finally some beach time where it is warm enough to swim (although not as hot as you might think), the beaches in New Zealand were amazingly pretty but it was a bit too cold to swim. It has actually been … Continue reading

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Santiago, Chile: not quite worth the expense

Our bus trip to Chile didn’t get off to a good start. A 6-hour trip turned into a long 12-hour one unfortunately. There were delays at the border. Apparently there were elections the next day and a lot of unhappy … Continue reading

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