London, England with the London Pass

I’m just going to come right out and say it. I love London. So when we were discussing where to go with the family after Shane’s Ph.D. defense, I jumped at the opportunity to go back. The direct flight from Groningen settled it and off we went for 5 days in London! As I mentioned […]

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Snowboarding: Jasna, Slovakia

I’m going to tell you a story about our wintersport holiday! …wintersport holiday. Can you tell we live in Holland? Since we’ve just come back from our month long adventure in Cambodia and Vietnam, we really only had two goals: snowboard & snowboard cheaply. Turns out, Eastern Europe has plenty of good snowboarding if you’re […]

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Reflections on Cambodia & Vietnam

I think it’s time to put a final wrap on our time in Southeast Asia, and what better way to do that than with a ‘reflections’ post! It’s been 4 months since we hopped a plane from Amsterdam to Phnom Penh, Cambodia (someone needs to step up their blogging speed…) which brings me to my […]

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Dubai, UAE

Ever wondered what the tallest building in the world looks like? Yeah, I did too! When we realized that we had the option for an extended layover in Dubai on our way home from Hanoi, we jumped on the chance! The City of Gold was always intriguing for me, but I didn’t think we would […]

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Hanoi, Vietnam

Well friends, we’ve made it to the penultimate stop on our Southeast Asia journey: Hanoi! After saying goodbye to Sis and Terry in Hoi An, Shane and I found ourselves back at the airport for another hour flight north to the capital city. Looking at the map this way makes me feel pretty satisfied with […]

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Hoi An, Vietnam

Vietnam is a big country. Well, a long country I suppose I should say. To make our way from Ben Tre to Hoi An, we needed to bus, plane, and cab to get there. Hoi An was going to be special: we were to spend New Year’s Eve & my birthday here, it was our […]

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