Road Trip Days 2 & 3: Visiting Marvao

Ok, so the last few posts have detailed some fairly magical sights. But to be honest, there's more to come here. This trip was pretty surreal, and we saw many memorable places. The driving on the trip may also have been a bit much, but in this case it turned out to be worth it.…

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Roadtrip Day 1: A Moorish Castle and Palace of Pena

We typically take our sweet, sweet time when doing anything, but because we were on a road trip, we had certain goals for where to be and when to be there by. We were also exploring unfamiliar territory, and perhaps underestimated how much time we'd want to spend in certain places. That said, everything that…

We converted, and now we’re obsessed.

Back when e-readers came out, I worked at Chapters. I thought the Kobo was a cool concept but, like many people, I love buying, holding, having books. It had been suggested that I buy an e-reader, but I'd always declined. In my mind, nothing can beat a real book, in my hand, and then on…

Back to the beginning: a few days in Lisbon

Back in December, when Kevin and I were in Canada for Christmas, we planned out a trip that would involve a couple of weeks in Lisbon followed by travels through Spain, all the way to Paris, where we'd then fly back to Cambodia. We booked plane tickets to Lisbon, Portugal for January 4th. Back in…

Final thoughts and photos from my lovely trip to Canterbury

My week in Canterbury was one of the most unique and special trips I've ever been on. I don't think that I'd spent so much uninterrupted 'grandparent time' since I was a kid, and as a kid I rarely saw the adults being anything other than a caretaker/entertainer for me.Having this one-on-one time was really the best, because…

My brothers are coming to town!!!

Yeah, you read that right. My brothers, Tyler and Kristopher, are coming to visit us in Cambodia! I always assumed they'd come visit eventually, but I am surprised and extremely delighted that they're coming to visit us so soon! They arrive on August 18th, and will spend 10 days holding court as the two tallest, whitest…