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  • Hello Land of Smiles, City of Angels, Bangkok

    Hello Land of Smiles, City of Angels, Bangkok

    Bangkok, Thailand

    Our first day in Bangkok, city of angels and Thailand, the land of smiles. So great back to be in a land of smiles and friendliness towards the kids. Plus cheap food and lots of space. So far we are in love with Bangkok. Settled in just fine.

  • The Peak, Yung Kee & Goodbye's

    The Peak, Yung Kee & Goodbye's

    Hong Kong, China

    Our day & evening adventures on The Peak with its tantalizing display of twinkling lights. Our very yummy dinner at the Michelin star restaurant Yung Kee. Our hot fun at Hong Kong park and our final Hong Kong goodbyes.

  • Disneyland Hong Kong: Not The Happiest Place On Earth

    Disneyland Hong Kong: Not The Happiest Place On Earth

    Hong Kong, China

    “To all that come to this happy place: welcome. Disneyland is your land." Walt Disney would roll over in his grave if he took his kids to Hong Kong Disneyland…. Or rather melt in his cryogenically frozen capsule. Certainly this was not the 'happiest place on earth' we imagined.

  • Hong Kong: Great Airport But Not the Friendliest People

    Hong Kong: Great Airport But Not the Friendliest People

    Hong Kong, China

    Hong Kong is clean, exciting, fun. There is so much to do and so much to see. It’s an overload on the senses with hanging chickens & ducks in most doorways, & flashing neon lights in most streets. In fact it is one of our favourite destinations so far, but the people...

  • Ever Wanted To See Noah's Ark?

    Ever Wanted To See Noah's Ark?

    Hong Kong, China

    Noah's Ark is the newest attraction located on Ma Wan Island in Hong Kong. it is an evangelical Christian theme park and the world's only full size replica of Noah's Ark. Never heard of it? Come take a look!

  • The Redeeming Qualities of Manila

    The Redeeming Qualities of Manila

    Manila, Philippines

    Okay so our last week was much better than the first two weeks. We did a day trip to Corrigedore, WWII overload. We meet with missionaries, had dinner with employees and landlords. We visited the Children's museum & the famous Rizal Park. Josh also played golf with the Who's Who of the Philippines. Less of a whinge right here.

  • Corregidor Teaches Me Love Languages

    Corregidor Teaches Me Love Languages

    Manila, Philippines

    Corregidor is a small rocky island in the Philippines about 48 kilometres west of Manila located strategically at the entrance of Manila Bay. This island fortress stands as a memorial for the courage, valour, and heroism of its Filipino and American defenders who bravely held their ground against the overwhelming number of invading Japanese forces during World War II. Join us as we visit this island that is slowly returning to it's former glory and how it taught me my daughter's Love Language.

  • Fun Things To Do In Manila: Holding An Orang Utan's Hand

    Fun Things To Do In Manila: Holding An Orang Utan's Hand

    Manila, Philippines

    What’s up with Manila? It certainly is not as exciting and easy going as Kuala Lumpur. It is not as laid back and beautiful as Boracay. It isn’t actually anything I can rave about or would care to come back to. But we have committed to two weeks here (since one week was given to Boracay) and as always we are determined to nut out the best places to take Toddlers while we are here. Check out visits to Cosmic Kidz, Robot Zoo & Ark of Avilon.

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