Travel stories, tips, tricks and photos.
Vilnius, Lithuania is known for it’s old city area and it’s been photographed enough. It’s also going to be there for another hundred years, these guys are not!
Lazy day away from Macau to Hong Kong. Skipping the usual Kowloon shopping district I found a pretty interesting guy taking a lunch break on a fishing boat. Just after he finished his rice he walked over to the edge […]
After being the last to board the plane a young couple argued with the guy behind me claiming that he was in their seats. Both of them were screaming that they had reserved a row of FOUR seats EACH! Once […]
Today was day two looking after two toddlers and a 12yo and making it to lights out was challenging to say the least. The two little ones are still getting over some sort of bronchitis so they are constantly coughing. […]
The last few days at our place have been a little out of control. This morning Elena caught James with a bunch of 100ruble notes that he managed grab from the top shelf of the dresser. She noticed him carefully […]
The stars and the moon finally lined up work wise for a weekend getaway! Â Getting the weather for the trifecta escaped us this time but we still made the effort and packed up the kids in their winter warmies and […]
Problematic wedgies! Things have warmed up a bit here. The difference between -30 and -12 I have learnt, is quite a bit. At -30 I need a double layer of thermals and socks while at -12 a single layer is […]
Winter started more than six weeks ago and finally there is enough snow to take out the sanki (sled) and give James his first ever sanki rides! Â They weren’t without incident though, as you can imagine.
There was a heart-stopping moment for about a dozen morning commuters last Tuesday in a pedestrian underpass in central Minsk, Belarus. Â Shortly after 10am the peak hour rush was in frozen animation for several seconds while a projectile about the […]
I don’t know what happened but I just saw this assignment topic on CNN called ‘Eye on Azerbaijan’. Â With my two years of experience way behind me in the 90’s I thought I’d go through a few of my old […]
More and more people areÂ beginningÂ to be able to support themselves from income from their personal web presences. Â Photography is one area that has recently stood out as one that can generate income for all levels of photographers. Â While I’m stillÂ strugglingÂ to […]
After failing a couple of roast lamb legs in recent times I went for a rack of pork today with a recipe that I found on Taste.com.au. Looking for as many healthy options as possible (without going OTT) Richard and […]
Just out of curiosity I pushed the little microphone button on the google maps (maps.google.com) page and dictated an address off the top of my head. Here are the strange / funny results… 1. it’s kevin place scrotum I c […]
With a long dreary three day weekend on the weather charts for Minsk and the only hope for some sunshine being a little cloud seeding by the government for the May 9th celebrations I thought I might pop over to […]
Long lost in a pile of junk paper of bank statements, 4th grade homework, unpaid bills, etc. I just found this classic hand written note. When J wakes up ChangeÂ diaper feed the boy: 4 spoons (spoon is inside the tin) […]