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  • 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.

  • Our New Favourite - Boracay

    Our New Favourite - Boracay

    Boracay, Philippines

    Taxi - Plane - Bus - Boat - Tricycle: The adventure we took to get to Boracay. Super long journey with kids, one we hoped would be beneficial... And was it every. Voted on Trip Advisor as Asia's Best Beach it was easy to see why. We fell in love instantly.

  • The Great Equality Myth

    The Great Equality Myth


    I had a crisis of conscience. How could I live in an area where the relative cost of living was so low that I could live like a king, on the backs of the lower class who made that kind of thing possible? Wasn’t that exploitation? It really made me think.

  • Terrible Twos Strike 41 Metres High on Canopy Walk

    Terrible Twos Strike 41 Metres High on Canopy Walk

    Kota Kinabalu, Borneo

    Sounds like a news title doesn't it? It should have been. Here is a wrap of our final days in Kota Kinabalu. There is information on the 1Borneo Hypermall, our adventure to the Poring Hot Springs & canopy walk, plus an evening in KK city with markets & an enjoyable Indian dinner.

  • 10 Things To Do With Kids In KL

    10 Things To Do With Kids In KL

    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

    Our first trip to KL with the children was so different to our first trip last year without them. To be honest it was more fun, there are so many things you have an “excuse” to do when you have kids. Here is compilation of the top attractions we visited in KL in order. If you have less time then leave the bottom 2 off.

  • 5 Things To Do With Kids In Singapore

    5 Things To Do With Kids In Singapore


    There is so much to do in Singapore, it is hard to just pick 5 and maybe I will come back and add another 5 to make this a top 10, but for now enjoy our favourite attractions in Singapore.

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