• Myanmar

    So we went overseas with a child: the result – awesomeness in Myanmar

    I clearly remember the moment that solidified my desire to continue travelling when we had our own family. I was waddling, 26+ weeks pregnant, up the large rock which is Sigirya, in Sri Lanka when I was passed by a young couple with a toddler perched happily in a hiking pack – they were all smiling – why wouldn’t you be? Here they were, showing their toddler the world…We would do the same! And, with that, 18 months later, July 2015, we landed in Yangon, with a feverish toddler, a Kelty carrier, a day bag and one 65L MacPac (which had our Phil and Ted Portacot packed inside of it).…

  • Family,  Myanmar,  Stories,  Travel

    Our daughter’s 1st birthday present – a ticket to ride (to Myanmar)

    Adam and I, we booked flights to Myanmar.  Issy’s first birthday crept up on us, or not so much crept but stampeded toward us like a toddler you’ve told to be quiet! As we tidied up from the aftermath of Issy’s first birthday party, we realised that although we had always said we would travel with kids, we had yet to board an international flight. “It seemed easy enough. How hard could it be?” It was time to live the statements we had made pre-children and take the plunge. We had seen it done on previous trips, the smiling families with kids asleep in their backpacks as they hiked up Sigirya…