Where we have been?

Our family travels have taken us to 7 countries so far: Australia, Fiji, Indonesia, Malaysia, Maldives, Sri Lanka, India and Thailand.

Family Travel Highlights:

  • Snorkelling with turtles in the Maldives
  • Sri Lanka
  • Dolphin cruising in Maldives
  • Munnar tea country
  • Seeing “The big 3” on safari in Sri Lanka: Sloth bear, leopard and elephants
  • Tom Yum Goong in Thailand
  • Eating rice balls in Malacca
  • Internet speed in Kuala Lumpur
  • Becoming a mallrat in Cochin to utilise the A/C
  • Meeting many MANY amazing people, particularly, nannies who have helped me with the kids

When planning for our travels my 2017 Countries wish list was:

  • Malaysia
  • Maldives
  • Sri Lanka
  • Myanmar
  • India
  • Mongolia
  • China
  • Bhutan
  • Thailand
  • Singapore

I like to wander! If I am not wandering, I will be planning to wander. I started travelling when I was 15. Since then I have been to twenty-sometime countries. I think I am personally up to 23 countries. I really feel like the number of countries is not an indicator of your travel “prowess”. People tend to obsess about the number of countries they have visited. I used to. My reality now is I prefer to slow travel and get to know the culture and people. I see tourists (and bloggers) who appear to just want the perfect selfie with little regard for anything else. If you just go to touristy areas and stay in hotels, your experiences are much less fulfilling than delving deeper. We do homestays or guesthouses 90% of the time on our travels interslice these with resorts stays. I love a mix of both worlds but prefer slow travel. I do love a welcome drink, cold towel and breakfast buffet too!

Prior to Kids Travel Highlights:

  • Skiing in Bever (near Saint Moritz) – Switzerland
  • Luxor and temples in Egypt
  • Safari in Tanzania
  • Desexed dogs in Ooty, India
  • ABC-AR clinic in central Australia
  • Uluru and Kings Canyon
  • Ningaloo Reef, Western Australia
  • Great Barrier Reef, Queensland
  • Cruise down the Nile, Egypt
  • Angkor Wat and Bayan Temple (Cambodia)
  • The Sistine Chapel (Vatican City)
  • Hilltribe trek in Laos
  • Greek islands
  • Bike ride around Las Ramblas in Barcelona:
  • Train ride through Vietnam
  • Volcanic spring swim in Bali
  • Alcatraz in San Francisco
  • Tanzanian safaris

Everyone loves a list and here is the list of where I have travelled!

Oceania:

  • Australia

    • Australian Capital Territory
    • New South Wales
    • Northern Territory 
    • Queensland
    • Tasmania
    • Victoria
    • Western Australia
  • Fiji

    • Nadi
    • Savusavu
    • Suva
  • New Zealand
    • Christchurch
    • Kaikoura
    • Mount Cook
    • Timaru
    • Methven

Asia:

  • Cambodia

    • Siem Reap
    • Angkor
    • Banteay Srei
    • Ton Le Sap 
    • Battambang
  • India

    • Cochin
    • Munnar
    • Mararikulam
    • Ooty
    • Bangalore
  • Indonesia

    • Bali
  • Laos

    • Luang Prabang
    • Vientiane
  • Malaysia

    • Kuala Lumpur
    • Malacca/Melaka
    • Penang
  • Maldives

    • Gan Island
    • Kaashidhoo 
    • Villingili
  • Singapore

  • Sri Lanka

    • Colombo
    • Hambantota
    • Negombo
    • Tissamaharama
    • Tangalle
    • Yala National Park
  • Thailand

    • Bangkok
    • Chiang Mai
    • Hua Hin
    • Krabi
    • Phuket
    • Phi Phi
    • Samui
  • Turkey

    • Ephesus
    • Istanbul
    • Kusadasi
    • Selcuk
  • Vietnam

    • Da Lat
    • Da Nang
    • Nha Trang
    • Hanoi
    • Ho Chi Minh
    • Hoi An
    • Hue
    • Mei Nu

North America:

  • The United States of America

    • Los Angeles
    • San Francisco
    • Las Vegas

Europe:

  • austria

    • Vienna
  • Greece

    • Athens
    • Leros
    • Kos
  • Italy

    • Lago di Como/ Lake Como
    • Pisa
    • Firenze/ Florence
    • Roma/Rome
  • Spain

    • Barcelona
  • Switzerland

    • Basel
    • Bever
    • Saint Moritz
    • Sils
    • Zurich
  • Vatican City

Africa:

  • Egypt

    • Luxor
    • Aswan
  • Tanzania

    • Arusha
    • Dar es Salaam
    • Lake Manyara National Park
    • Mount Kilimanjaro National Park
    • Ngorongoro Conservation Area
    • Serengeti National Park
    • Tarangire National Park