It almost seems like we are avoiding the big highlights of Sydney doesn’t it? I promise that eventually we did see all those great typical highlights of Sydney. The Blue Mountains, where we headed on our second day, is also on the tourist path. Usually this kind of thing bothers me, but things become popular … More We Went Down Under! Second day in Sydney means Blue Mountains
This will probably be the shortest post of the collection. After getting into Sydney and finding out way to Newtown, which would be our headquarters for our time here, it was mid afternoon. We were going to see the Opera House and all of that stuff later in the week so our priority for today … More We Went Down Under! First day in Sydney
On our third day in Port Douglas we took our rental car and headed north towards the Daintree National Park. It is apparently the oldest rain forest in the world, which is certainly of consequence on it’s own. But in the story of Iris and I seeing the world, it now means we have been … More We Went Down Under! The Daintree edition
Day two in Australia was perhaps the biggest day of our trip, in that we were visiting the biggest living organism in the world: The Great Barrier Reef! That is actually a complete lie, because the reef is made up of thousands of different reefs. We went with a company that took us to three … More We Went Down Under! Great Barrier Reef edition
Fair warning, I am going to drag out our Australia trip a bit in order to get more content for this blog. It is hard to condense an entire journey into one blog post. I did this for Myanmar and it was tough. I wrote a few blog posts for Taiwan and it was much … More We went down under! Koalas edition!
Well, not just noodles, of course. After our candy and popped rice we enjoyed a fresh coconut on our boat tour, and then we headed to a lovely homestay place for lunch. Set in the gardens and trees near the river, it would be a great place to stay if you ever want to stay … More How to lose weight in Malaysia part 32-More noodles!
I’m not sure I quite have the same poetic writing skills about food as my darling husband, but since he had to work, while I got to go play in Ho Chi Minh city (or Saigon City as everyone there calls it), I guess I better have a go at it myself. I have to … More How to Lose Weight in Malaysia Part 31- Let your wife head to Vietnam and do all the eating
There are many things that can run through your mind when you are standing at the starting line of a 50k race at 1 in the morning. Why am I doing this? How did I get here? Why are there so many other people here as crazy as me? Did I train enough? Am I … More What I talk about when I talk about running
Today, here in future world, it is March 10th. This is the 5th anniversary of my first date with a girl named Iris. That’s her on the left. I married her. That is me on the right obviously, but most of you probably knew that. Of course there are a few of you who do … More An Ode to my Wife
I (Iris) rarely write about our food adventures, but this one happened without Kevin, so I figured I had better step up. Chinese New Year celebrations last for 15 days, so we are still in the middle of the festive season. Besides enjoying family and delicious food, a common activity during New Year is playing … More How to Lose Weight in Malaysia Part 30- Sleep while your wife eats, drinks, and plays cards