Phi Phi Don - heading to the boat

#2 – Phi Phi Don, Thailand, December 2004

The first wave of the 2004 tsunami hit Phi Phi Don Island shortly after 10:30am on December 26, 2004. Our group was on vacation in Thailand and visiting Phi Phi Don. We took a regularly scheduled boat to Krabi Town some time before the first wave hit. Photos were taken on December 25 and the morning of December…

beach umbrellas, Thailand

#1 – Snowy Beijing and blissful Thailand, December 2004

In a few weeks, it will be 10 years since the 2004 tsunami battered parts of Thailand along with many other coastal communities. Being in Thailand when the tsunami happened prompted a series of life changes within the following year. Quitting my job, moving to Thailand to volunteer and then to Japan to work happened…

steps at Tsukuba Shrine, Ibaraki

Travelling with baby – Part 3: tips and discoveries

Are you a parent who can’t wait to take your first-born on an international journey? Are you childless but curious about the behind-the-scenes excitement of travelling with a wee one? From pre-trip delusions and anxiety, through undoing airplane seatbelts to skipping the immigration line at Narita Airport, we share our tips and discoveries taking our baby…