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A Mongolian weekend away

So when Noah was invited on his third weekend away with a friend from school, this time we invited ourselves along, lured by a train journey and the opportunity to visit another city - Mongolia's second largest.  We set off... Continue Reading →

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10 days, 10 memories

Last year we had promised ourselves that we'd have a beach holiday at Christmas and we also agreed that we'd go somewhere where the temperature was around +30, somewhere to soak up warmth and unpolluted air to help us get... Continue Reading →

Ho Ho Ho Chi Minh City

So once again we went on a city break to start our Christmas holiday. Going by the law of averages we hoped that it would be the success that Beijing was and not a testing, tortuous trip like Hong Kong. We... Continue Reading →

Journey back to the city.

A few observations of our journey home from the countryside last weekend..... Mountains covered in fresh, pure white, untouched snow. People wrapped up against the icy cold selling bags of nuts at the roadside for a few pence in order to... Continue Reading →

Train journey of a lifetime

On the morning of our departure there was a sense of excitement but also genuine tiredness from the last few days. Don't worry we said to the children, you can catch up on as much sleep as you like on... Continue Reading →

Skillful acts, scary rides, serious swimming.

Half term holiday and a return to Beijing with 2 friends from work. It was great when we visited in March but we weren’t returning to see all the amazing sights again, we were returning for a… Source: Skillful acts,... Continue Reading →

Skillful acts, scary rides, serious swimming.

Half term holiday and a return to Beijing with 2 friends from work. It was great when we visited in March but we weren't returning to see all the amazing sights again, we were returning for a means to an... Continue Reading →

Roller Coaster ride

So another weekend away back to a Ger camp that we visited the same time last year. 20 of us piled into the bus on Saturday morning like excited school children on a trip. We were a family of 4 for... Continue Reading →

Making the most of it.

A little later than planned this time but here it is.  We've now been back for 5 weeks and it's flown but these thoughts haven't changed much. So we are back for a second year.  How does it feel?  A question... Continue Reading →

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