THE EARLY START On a sunny but windy day in August my family and I went to the snow at Lake Mountain for a day to toboggan. We also went with our cousin, Sophie and Aunt Leigh from Malaysia, who were visiting Melbourne. The drive was two and a half hours away from Melbourne meaning … Continue reading A day trip to the snow
We recently went away to Khao Lak, Thailand for an 8 day holiday at JW Marriott. Besides doing our usual pool-eat-sleep holiday resort routine, we also had a healthy mix of exploring local food and biking around Temples in Khao Lak. Here are some of my highlights of our trip.
It was a public holiday over the weekend in June. We have a family ritual where by we go for a bushwalk every year on the three day long weekend. Partly this is to ensure the kids don’t get restless, cooped up in the house over a cold winter’s weekend, and partly because I (Simon) … Continue reading Easy Day Walk around Sugarloaf Reservoir
Wilson’s Promontory, several hours drive from Melbourne, Australia, has often been touted as one of the most ‘loved’ national parks in Victoria. With that in mind, we spent a long weekend exploring ‘The Prom’, as it’s called. We initially planned the trip mainly for bushwalking / hiking, but the warm-ish weather held up, and we … Continue reading Wilson’s Promontory, Victoria’s ‘most loved’ park
My sister and her family were coming down to stay with us. We arranged to spend the Australia Day long weekend at a beach house. Airbnb was used again, this time for a large modern house rental in Torquay, a small town on the surf coast of Victoria, Australia. Torquay is a fairly typical beach … Continue reading A weekend beach holiday in Torquay
It all starts and ends at Shinagawa station. The major train station in Tokyo is where we rushed out at 10:00 pm to the nearby Toyoko Inn and Tetsu Ramen (similar to USA – LAX, Comfort Inn and Wingstop) and is also where we change to the Keikyu line to get to Haneda airport. Before … Continue reading 38 million people and counting – Tokyo