Blog Housekeeping

My previous blog post was my 50th entry here. Kinda crazy to imagine. A few weeks before, I ran out of space for uploading photos, and had to upgrade from my free blog to a paid $100 per year hosting fee. That got me more space for hosting photos, along with a custom URL. You…

FaceTime with my family – from Canterbury (with more family!)

Confession time: the last time that I called my family was months ago. As in, not since before I wrote my most recent blog post. And not since I left Canada. Yes, we chat via email (though my emails come decidedly less often than Kevin's). Still, no calls. Sorry family!!! Anyways, Kevin and I have been…

Broken teeth, bad packing, expensive luggage, & other adventures on the way to Portugal

Kevin and I flew to Portugal on Sunday January 4th. On Friday January 2nd, we had a spectacular day. We went to Toronto to run some errands, and had the best sushi lunch of our lives with my pseudo-sister Zoya and her friend Ship. On the way back to Grimsby, we stopped in at my…

I’m home for Christmas (and I’m on extra Twitter duty this week!)

I've been home for a few weeks now, and it's been a slice. Kevin's also back now, so it's a full house for the Page family. My appreciation level for Canada is through the roof, though my complaints about Burlington/GTA highway traffic and mall shoppers remain as vocal as ever. It's been a quiet trip…

A long-winded collection of tips & tricks for travelling without tribulations

As some of you may know, we’re currently in Laos. For those of you who didn’t know, we’re in Laos! We’re in the beautiful capital city of Vientiane. Here’s a map for some geographical context: We’ve been here about a week so far, and plan to be here a few more days. I totally love…

Keeping in touch around the world

Living abroad can be hard. Don't get me wrong, I am very happy to be on this crazy round-the-world adventure, and Kevin and I are having a blast together. However, because we're travelling a lot, and because we're both spending so much time working, it can be difficult to make close friends here. In that type…

TWG does not equal Twinnings: Lessons in Observation

When I packed up and moved to Southeast Asia in July (still can't believe it's now nearly November!), I headed to Bangkok to meet Kevin. He'd already been there for about a month, but had recently transitioned over to Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Of course, I'd already booked my flight to Bangkok by the time he…