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  • The Lygon Gauntlet
    on Jan 13, 2016
    A while ago Sharon had to travel to Melbourne for a trade show, so I stayed the weekend as well so we could explore a bit (and actually spend some time together since I was working in Melbourne five days a week). This was her first time in Melbourne...
  • Australia doesn't get out much
    on Nov 28, 2015 in Acclimating
    What do COPS, Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman, and Sabrina the Teenage Witch have in common? They're still found on Australian television. And I'm not talking about obscure cable channels, I'm talking about major networks."I'll shoot you if you change the c...
  • East v. North
    on Mar 2, 2014 in Beach Sydney
    Manly. I'm talking about the town here, not my disposition. It's only a mile from Bondi as the crow flies, but some might say it's a world away. You see, there's a great divide that runs through Sydney. It's called the harbor. And it separates Sydney...
  • RTW Trip: London
    on Nov 5, 2013 in Family RTW Trip London
    Arriving in London was a bit surreal for both Adam and I. We had both visited London in the past but this time around it was going to be our first English speaking country in a month and a half. Plus, my sister and her family live there which made th...
  • Round the world Trip: Marrakesh
    on Oct 29, 2013 in Morocco RTW Trip
    We are pretty pumped to be on our way to Marrakesh but from this point on we will be carless. So in the best interest of getting our deposit back we decided to spring for a car wash before returning the car. It ended up costing us all of 40 durham wh...
  • RTW Trip... After the desert
    on Oct 21, 2013 in Morocco RTW Trip
    With the sand dunes in our review mirror we were on the road headed west to The Todra Gorge which plunges 300 meters down to a clear river. In the midst of the dry season we weren't expecting much water but at least a beautiful vista and a beautiful...
  • Round the world Trip: Erg Chebbi in Morocco
    on Oct 17, 2013 in Morocco desert RTW Trip
    The drive from Fes to Merzouga was our longest in Morocco. We left the green hills and fields surrounding Fes and began our drive south, armed with a detailed road map. Fortunately, once you get out of the cities your options for which road to take d...
  • RTW Trip- Fes
    on Sep 10, 2013 in Morocco RTW Trip Fes
    Read previous post here.Somehow we made it to a roundabout that our riad had told us to go to. We wouldn't be able to find our way from the roundabout to the riad, so we were told to contact them when we arrived. Our hotel, Riad Said, sent...
  • Round the world Trip: Morocco Part II
    on Sep 3, 2013 in Morocco RTW Trip
    The next morning we had what we'd learn was the standard Moroccan breakfast, regardless of where you stayed: some coffee or mint tee and an assortment of Moroccan breads. This was great for the first few days, but after a while I started to long for...
  • Round the world Trip: Morocco Part I
    on Aug 28, 2013 in Morocco Africa RTW Trip Food
    Imagine the narrowest street you've ever been on. Now imagine a parade coming down that street. Now imagine yourself driving through that parade and you have a flavor of what it's like to drive through some of Morocco's medieval cities. * * *Morocco...
  • RTW Trip: Thailand - Krabi
    on Jul 8, 2013 in RTW Trip Krabi Thailand
    The first two weeks of our trip were spent almost entirely in the water. Then we spent just over a week land locked in Thailand. What a great time to move south and get back to where we want to be… on the beach!We arrived in Krabi, on the west coas...
  • RTW: Thailand- Chiang Mai
    on Jul 2, 2013 in RTW Trip Thailand
    Like I have said before, its always better to arrive in a new city before dark. However, this time it was a welcomed change as Chiang Mai really comes alive at night. We arrived and literally outside the steps of our big hotel was the famous Night Ba...
  • Round the world Trip: Thailand- Bangkok
    on Jun 19, 2013 in RTW Trip Thailand
    The Philippines was such a unique experience for us that I knew straight away it was going to be tough to beat. However, after all the reviews about Thailand we were really excited for weeks 3 thru 4 and country number 2 of our trip. Our trip to Thai...
  • Round the World Trip: Tao Philippines
    on Jun 11, 2013 in RTW Trip The Philippines
    For the previous post, go here. The next morning, Sunday, we took a tuk-tuk five minutes back along the road we’d driven into El Nido on to the main office of Tao Philippines. All 28 of assembled there for an overview from the two founders. It was...
  • Round the World Trip: Palawan Islands
    on May 27, 2013 in RTW Trip Travel The Philippines
    Friday we flew to the Palawan Islands, a collection of over 1,700 islands an hour west of Manila. I hadn’t heard of the Palawans until late 2012 – initially, Bali was going to be our first stop on the trip. But the movie The Bourne Legacy ended w...
  • Round the World Trip: The Farm in the Philippines
    on Apr 24, 2013 in RTW Trip Travel The Philippines
    Within the first 15 minutes of exiting Manila’s international airport in our taxi the Philippines met all my expectations and more for an Asian city: crumbling cinder block buildings next to shiny new apartment towers, chromed-out jitney buses, tuk...
  • Electrical Box Beautification
    on Mar 16, 2013 in art Sydney Awesomeness
    Not sure who's behind this great idea but someone is going around and painting electrical boxes around town turning them into cool pieces of art. Pretty sure they do something like this in different parts of California, like San Diego, so if you foun...
  • Car for sale!
    on Mar 11, 2013 in The big move
    With the big move just around the corner we have already begun listing items for sell. One such item is our car which is listed on you, or someone you know, is looking to buy a car then please have a look. If not, then have a read any...
  • The end of an era...
    on Mar 9, 2013 in The big move
    After lots of tough deliberation on our part, Adam and I have decided to take the plunge and move back to America. Even as I write this sitting on my couch, with the cool ocean breeze coming through our apartment on this beautiful day, I wonder how w...
  • New Zealand in 12 Days: Part II
    on Mar 5, 2013 in Travel New Zealand
    See Sharon's post about the first part of our trip here. After Kaikoura with its overhyped seal colony (only two seals? WTF?) and the amazing experience swimming with dolphins (300 dolphins!! That's more like it...) we made our way north to Blenheim.