Some people on Braden’s team decided months ago that they were going to travel to Siem Reap, Cambodia to complete a half marathon at the beginning of the December. That was just the motivation he needed to decide to run his first half marathon, and just the motivation I needed to decided it would be … More Siem Reap, Cambodia: Top Ten Must-Do’s
When I was little my parents used to say to me, “I love you as big as the world” and my interpretation was to repeat “I love you how big is the world!” Close enough, I think, as a sentiment for Braden on our one year wedding anniversary. (Yes, I also know I’m posting this … More I Love You How Big is the World
In a blog post I published a couple weeks ago, Most Memorable Flight Ever?, I created a little contest. Anyone who left a comment with a story about a memorable travel experience was entered into a draw to receive a piece of mail from Hong Kong. Read on to hear some funny / bizarre / … More Memorable Travel Stories & A Contest Winner!
In around June we saw a poster advertising a Bon Jovi concert in Macau at the end of September. We held the date in the back of our minds with the intention of going, but didn’t want to book to early in advance in case a travel or work conflict arose. In the end it … More Bon Jovi in Macau & The Grossest Thing we Have Experienced in Asia So Far
I recently flew back to Hong Kong from Vancouver (yay for cousins getting married!) and didn’t have the best flying experience. There wasn’t on particular bad part, just a 1pm departure from Vancouver to Seattle (beautiful view of the San Juan Islands the entire way south – no complaint there), a 1hr layover (pretty tight … More Most Memorable Flight Ever?
A couple months ago the Hong Kong government established a special one-off holiday to mark the 70th anniversary day of the victory of the Chinese people’s war of resistance against Japanese aggression….hmmmm. While it didn’t sound like we would be ‘celebrating’ a particularly joyous event, we did appreciate an extra day off. The holiday fell … More Adventures with Scoopy & Wow: Our Weekend in Phuket
You guys, I can’t believe I almost missed going to see the Great Ocean Road and The Twelve Apostles. It was such a highlight and deciding to go was a very last minute plan. When I checked in to my new hotel in Melbourne they had a little carousel of pamphlets, which I wouldn’t have normally … More The Great Ocean Road & The Twelve Apostles
After a weekend in Sydney and a few days of work we flew to Melbourne, a new city for me. We spent some time exploring the city and popping in to a bunch of great coffee shops, plenty of hours in meetings and, before I knew it, the work part of our trip was over.
Last time I was in Sydney was in 2004. My cousin was on a university exchange in Brisbane and I made a trip Down Under to visit. I flew in to Sydney, arriving early in the morning and feeling totally jet lagged. I only had two days before I started a tour, and my days … More Weekend in Sydney
As if I weren’t already lucky enough to be living in Hong Kong and experiencing all sorts of adventures, I’m also working for a global company and responsible for work in Australia and New Zealand. How fortunate am I?!? A few months in to my job discussions around a trip to Australia began to happen … More Flight from Hong Kong to Sydney