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    3 months into The Small Lane: Sri Lanka –> Bangkok –> Taiwan (as much for us as you!)

    So we are three months in and missing people and work back home now!  We hope that footy season is ramping up and distracting people from the deteriorating weather.  Adam is keeping a close eye on footy scores – both Minyip Murtoa and Essendon. We’ve travelled through Sri Lanka to Bangkok and now in Taiwan.  We’re sorry to those that don’t frequent/relax/addictively check instagram, for our lack of written updates on our trip. We’ll address those questions in our heads (so surely yours): What have we been doing? Why Bangkok and not elsewhere in Thailand? Why in god’s name, Taiwan? If you are truly interested in our weekly doings and…

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    2 months in – Things You Learn Travelling with Kids Under 5

    We’re now 2 months in! Every place we go Issy says “Can we live here forever?”. This is a change from 2 weeks in when the home sickness in all of us was immense. We are also only days of leaving Sri Lanka for the time being. We take Issy’s state more as an indication of her happiness to spend time with us than her want to move to a foreign place where only a few kids speak her language. It’s also surprising given her time is spent playing with her two defiant little sisters, and equally defiant (at times) parents. It also isn’t the truth, she still talks much…

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    10 ways to be “on holiday” at home

    Saturday morning.  A great time to be alive.  Rest up from the week.  Or alternatively shut your eyes and imagine yourself on a beach somewhere warm, the perfect breeze, sound of macaws, smell of roti bread cooking at the little bakery next door to your little homestay. It doesn’t have to be like this. You don’t need to dream.  It’s not all or nothing. So here’s 10 ways to have the same feeling of enjoyment as being on holidays in your everyday. 1. Play some music. 2. Make a nice healthy breakfast – like a fruit salad. 3. Open your doors to the outside throughout the house. 4. Get up…

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    The 5 Vaccinations Needed For a Safe and Healthy Trip with Kids (and other health advice)

    If there is ONE thing we recommend ALL Australian families do before heading over for ANY overseas trip with little ones, it is to see the Travel Doctor – TMCV before you leave. You can book appointments over the phone, or on the website.  The other recommendation is to book in early! Some of the vaccinations require courses over 1-6 months, so future planning is crucial. There are three take homes from any visit – described with more deets below: Being given the Little Book of Gold (aka the International Health Guide for Travellers) Assessing the health risks of travelling The vaccination requirements On Thursday, Issy (4), Etta (2) and I…