A Mini Escape to WA

Today we have been in Melbourne exactly two months.  Usually I am complaining about time going by too quickly, but in this case the past two months feel like so long ago.  We are settling in here.  I have been open about the struggles and difficulties I have had settling here.  I have also had lots of time to think …

Beach and Culture in Kannur

After our amazing stay in Munnar, our driver Arun drove us back to Kochi and from there we said goodbye to him and the car and caught a train north to Kannur. On our drive back we saw hundreds of women walking in matching sarees along the side of the road.  Our driver Arun could not really explain what it …

Relaxing in Varkala

We had wanted to make the 150 km journey to Varkala by train, but since getting to the station would involve a ferry and taxi/rickshaw, we opted for the bus which left from Fort Cochin.  It was a converted European city bus, AC and more expensive than the regular bus.  We thought it was a 4 hour ride, but it …

Our last week in Nicaragua

Sometimes when I sit down to write a blog I don’t even know where to start.  Do I start by telling you about everything we have done? Or about my thoughts on the amazing people we have met? Or about how amazing (and challenging) traveling with kids can be?  Can I ever express properly the hustle and bustle of the chicken buses or the challenges …

Exuma Island Hopping

After all the activity of Georgetown, we were really looking forward to weeks spent exploring the Exuma chain.  The Exumas are a cruisers paradise with hundreds of mostly uninhabited islands, beautiful waters in every shade of blue, amazing beaches, great snorkeling and lots of peaceful anchorages.  There are very few settlements in the Exumas, which makes it difficult to provision.  After 4 weeks …