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Hello. Goodbye. One Chat

MYANMAR | Fri, 10 Jun 2011 | By simon_monk | Views [3612]

The little girl must have been perhaps four years old, was wearing what looked suspiciously like an old sack converted into a dress with no underwear let alone shoes, and was rolling around the rusted deck of the old river ferry excitedly screaming ... Read more >

Tags: burma, kyat, memories, travel with children

Travel tips for travelling with a family

EGYPT | Sun, 10 Jan 2010 | By simon_monk | Views [2016] | Comments [2]

    Everyone travels differently but this is a list of a few special extras we pack as a family, apart from all the standard stuff you need. Our boys are now Riu aged 7 and kai aged 5. No need for strollers: this is the ... Read more >

Tags: egypt, tips, travel with a family, travel with children

Flight delayed ... flight delayed ... flight departed. Huh?

EGYPT | Sun, 27 Dec 2009 | By simon_monk | Views [3181]

Well that was exciting!     Waiting in Cairo airport for our flight to Luxor, we weren't particularly surprised or alarmed when 'flight delayed' appeared on the departures board. The flight was supposed to be 40 minutes late. So with 10 minutes ... Read more >

Tags: flights, mishap, travel with children

Three little ducks went far away (the Dyslexic version)

INDONESIA | Tue, 7 Jul 2009 | By simon_monk | Views [2751] | Comments [1]

At pre-school our four year old has been learning all sorts of rhymes and songs in both English and Japanese, and he has the wonderful habit of singing loudly to himself from about 7am or particularly when he is tired. Not being Dyslexic he has no trouble ... Read more >

Tags: bali, ducks, dyslexia, perspective boys, songs, travel with children

Violent vomiting across the Wallace line

INDONESIA | Sun, 13 Jul 2008 | By simon_monk | Views [1980] | Comments [2]

"Is that it?" Yuki looked decidedly dubious.  The GiliCat was described as the fastest way to get from Bali to the Gili Islands off the northern coast of Lombok, but the boat before us looked tiny. Divided by the Wallace Line , Bali ... Read more >

Tags: bali, disaster, ferry, lombok, more vomit, travel with children, vomit

Off the beaten track

VIETNAM | Thu, 17 Apr 2008 | By simon_monk | Views [2640] | Comments [1]

Why do travellers (tourists?) go on those mini-bus tours everywhere? The only people you'll meet are other travellers or tourists. I know it makes it all so easy but surely far less of an experience? It never ceases to amaze me how far off the beaten ... Read more >

Tags: ben tre, mekong delta, off the beaten track, saigon, travel with children

Return to Saigon

VIETNAM | Mon, 14 Apr 2008 | By simon_monk | Views [1469]

We dozed in the back of the shagged out 1940's bus for sleep definitely wasn't possible. Rumble, bump, rattle, and thump, all night long. As the first rays of dawn glimmered outside, I mentally forced myself out of the slumber, as stretching definitely ... Read more >

Tags: beggars, ho chi minh, memories, saigon, traffic, travel with children

Travel with Children - Part IV

GREECE | Fri, 9 Nov 2007 | By simon_monk | Views [1877]

While travelling with children has it rewards, sometimes I feel like an Octopus with four mouths. Our energetic boys have just turned 3 and 5 respectively so try to imagine using your hands to read a menu, catch a falling water glass, grab a young one ... Read more >

Tags: Educational Experiences, exhausting, food, rewarding, tips, travel with children

Jesus and the rocketship

GREECE | Tue, 16 Oct 2007 | By simon_monk | Views [1355]

On this trip Riu has, to my horror, become interested in Jesus. He babbles on incessantly with questions that just don't stop causing much mirth with other travellers who don't have to answer the blessed things. In a church on Santorini: Riu : "... Read more >

Tags: jesus, laughter, questions, riu, rocket, travel with children


ITALY | Sun, 16 Sep 2007 | By simon_monk | Views [1547]

There really can't be too many places left in the world where the background noise of the motorcar has been thankfully banished leaving laughter and footsteps to drift up from narrow alleys and bells to resonate across the tiled roofs. After arriving ... Read more >

Tags: adventures, family, travel with children, venice

(More) travel with Children

INDONESIA | Sun, 7 Jan 2007 | By simon_monk | Views [4374] | Comments [2]

Our boys are now aged 2 and 4 and are, well, quite a handful. At their worst they grow horns or worse, but they often just buzz, like flies, that you can't swot away. Much more demanding than at this time last year. If that sounds harsh then ... Read more >

Tags: adventures, challenge, family, travel with children

The other Bali

INDONESIA | Thu, 28 Dec 2006 | By simon_monk | Views [1747]

Ah, Bali. Tropical, friendly, easy, stunningly beautiful, lush, and interesting, somehow even the crass commercialism of Kuta doesn't dirty the experience. The Balinese know only too well how to alter their environment to best effect, turning the smallest ... Read more >

Tags: bali, culture, fear, gods, island, magic, terrorism, travel with children

How my son sees the world

AUSTRALIA | Sat, 9 Dec 2006 | By simon_monk | Views [1396]

Riu has just turned 4 and this is his picture of a horse. When asked "What's that underneath the horse?" he said "Dad, and Riu and Kai" in his broad young Australian accent. And what's that to the right of Kai? "Mum .... Read more >

Tags: children, drawing, family, riu, travel with children

feeding time

THAILAND | Thu, 20 Jul 2006 | By simon_monk | Views [1853] | Video

The elephants no longer working in logging camps but seem well cared for by their mahoots, enjoying a living as a regular tourist attraction. The 'rides' offered by the camp are a bit of a joke compared to the 'real deal' in Laos, but feeding time was ... Read more >

Tags: chiang mai, elephants, food, fun, kai, travel with children

Tuk Tuk Tuk Tuk Tuk Tuk >∞∞∞∞∞

THAILAND | Tue, 18 Jul 2006 | By simon_monk | Views [2696] | Video

"What a dad!" said Solbeam "Keep me updated on your winter whereabouts - I'd love to meet this travelling family!" Sounds so adventurous doesn't it? Well, whilst we'd highly recommend the experience, it isn't always what you ... Read more >

Tags: travel with children, tuk, tuk, tuk, tuk, tuk, tuk

A new kind of journey

AUSTRALIA | Thu, 25 May 2006 | By crustyadventures | Views [1793] | Comments [1]

Now THIS is travelling... imagine 9 months cocooned in a dark, wet environment where sounds are muffled and sensations insulated. It's home, although altogether a foreign place and not somewhere it's possible to visit once you've left. And then ... Read more >

Tags: philosophy of travel, travel with children

Secret paradise

AUSTRALIA | Sun, 23 Apr 2006 | By simon_monk | Views [2502] | Comments [2]

We first stumbled across Jervis bay when we first hitched around Australia as backpackers in 1989, but it was some years before we discovered a little corner called 'Green patch'. Incredibly, they were actually going to build Australia's first nuclear ... Read more >

Tags: beach, jervis bay, magic, sunshine, travel with children

Tips for travelling with children

VIETNAM | Mon, 6 Feb 2006 | By simon_monk | Views [16191] | Comments [17]

Sigh. Now we are back home. Apart from Bali and various round-the-world trips to see family, this was the first time we have travelled extensively as a family. We are a family of four with two children aged 1 and 3. We were quite disappointed ... Read more >

Tags: adventures, cyclo, family, hoi an, memories, transport, travel with children

Something in the air?

LAOS | Wed, 1 Feb 2006 | By simon_monk | Views [1702] | Comments [4]

There has to be something in the air, the water or the food, like Koala's with Eucalyptus. How else do you explain a country that is semi-permanently asleep? The only time you see anyone striding around purposefully is perhaps at 7:30am in the morning ... Read more >

Tags: adventures, capitalism, family, laid back, on the road, travel with children, wonderful

Meandering along the Mekong

LAOS | Mon, 30 Jan 2006 | By simon_monk | Views [1727]

Luang Prabang reminds us greatly of Nan in north-east Thailand. Some years ago we meandered along the Thai-Lao border that is the Mekong for some months, gently absorbing the various towns and villages with no particular destination in mind. The pace ... Read more >

Tags: buddhism, ceremony, culture, luang prabang, on the road, travel with children

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