Reunion In Hong Kong

One of the best parts about this year on the road has been meeting new people and seeing old friends. Including friends from the Ursuline Convent boarding school I attended in England before migrating to the U.S. I saw Amz in the Philippines and in Hong Kong and Macau I was able to catch up with eight familiar faces from school days. The Ursuline, what we called it, had girls from all over the world, including a large contingent from Hong Kong, still... Read More

Brendan Arrives in Cambodia

We were happy to speed through Southern Laos with 15 hour bus rides to make it to Siem Reap, Cambodia in time to mark our 100th day of traveling, but mostly to meet our friend Brendan. He’s taking a whirlwind two-week tour from Washington, DC through Siem Reap, Cambodia, Hanoi, Vietnam and Tokyo, Japan. We were thrilled he chose to join us for four days of his travels to explore the awesome Angkor Wat. We surprised him by meeting him at the... Read More

Reunion After 17 Years

Amz and I. One of my best friends from boarding school in England is from The Philippines and lives in Baguio City. Amy-Gay, or Amz for short, moved back here to go to school soon after leaving the Ursuline Convent, where we went to school. She left Ursuline in 1993 and I haven’t seen her since then. I wouldn’t have guessed I’d come to the Philippines to pop in on her but here we are! Amz and I kept in regular contact for a few... Read More

Earth Day at The Green School

What were you doing on Earth Day? We were at The Green School (known herein as TGS) in Ubud, Bali, our first stop in Indonesia. 5th Grade ClassroomUbud has a pretty creative and amazing pool of expat residents. One of whom described TGS as "a hippy place in the jungle where we send our kids to school". It's that and so much more... Ubud has a pretty creative and amazing pool of expat residents. One of whom described TGS as “a hippy... Read More