Category: Travel

  • Vacations were made for this

    Tarsier – Bohol, Philippines

    Tarsiers are little primates about the size of my fist, with large, bulging eyes and tiny, long-fingered hands, who sleep all day long and hunt for insects at night. They are native to the forests of Bohol, and are protected here so that you can pay 50 pesos to walk through the little tarsier sanctuary […]

  • Swimming with the fishes

    Water – Cebu, Philippines

    After a day of playing with Rowan by the pools, I was able to do some snorkelling on my own. I thought I’d swim around the corals close to the beach, but the fish I was following around were so beautiful, I ended up in the reefs far from shore. The biggest were outrageously colourful […]

  • So near and yet so far

    Cebu, Philippines

    Just 1700 km from Hong Kong, Cebu is a world apart. In Hong Kong we were surrounded by skyscrapers, lights and people. It averaged about 18 degrees during our visit and was cloudy every day. Since we’ve been in Cebu, we’ve seen nothing but sunny skies and 30+ degree weather. There’s lush vegetation everywhere at […]

  • 20 minutes of calm perfection

    Ocean Park – The Grand Aquarium, Hong Kong

    Ocean Park, on Hong Kong Island, is part ocean themed amusement park, and part zoo, so we couldn’t pass up the opportunity to visit. Rowan has been into sharks lately, and we thought he’d get a kick out of seeing one at their Grand Aquarium. We spent the whole day roaming around, but because of […]

  • Transportation as destination

    Hong Kong from The Peak

    For a three-year-old boy, getting there is more exciting than being there. Today we took a hotel shuttle bus to a drop off point near The Star Ferry and Rowan was swept away by the idea that we had our own personal bus that drove really fast. Next we took the ferry across to Hong […]

  • Jet lagged at 3 am in Hong Kong

    Hotel Icon - 3 am

    When Kevin and I told friends what we had planned for our next family vacation, we got more than a couple of raised eyebrows and even heard a few cries of “you’re crazy!”. Most of the people we know have plans to spend a week or two out West or maybe down South. But we […]