Pulau Bunaken with kids
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By Katrina Griffiths We have just spent a week on Pulau Bunaken, Manado, which is a Christian Island in the very far north of Sulawesi.  Bunaken is lush, green and surrounded by a spectacular reef, which is famous for the … Read More

SO FAR… (Or Bali Belly and bulls!)
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By Katrina Griffiths So far on this trip, I have to say, everything has gone pretty well. Travelling in Indonesia can be hard going but nothing has been tooo bothersome. We haven’t had too many mozzie bites, the girls have pretty … Read More

Flores, Indonesia… Paradise for families!
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By Katrina Griffiths My good friend who lives in Bali was amazed and maybe even a bit shocked that we were travelling by air all over Indonesia. She would never take her children on the local airlines. I have to admit, I … Read More

Bali with kids – the ultimate wind down
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Last year we followed Katrina’s adventures through Vietnam. This year she takes us to Indonesia, along with her husband and 4 daughters. Adventurous, hilariously honest, and inspiring. Enjoy! We arrived in Bali after flying budget, which in hindsight I wouldn’t … Read More

Castlemaine, Victoria with kids
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By Katrina Griffiths We spent 3 days in Castlemaine visiting family and Abie had an absolute ball. The girls were free to explore the bush surrounding my Grandmother’s house with their cousins. In fact one of the twins fell out … Read More

Rutherglen here we come…
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By Katrina Griffiths I can’t help but be amazed at how cold it is only 5 hours out of Sydney. It feels like winter is well and truly upon us complete with rain, drizzle and fog. Its only April and … Read More

Along the road to Gundegai…
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By Katrina Griffiths The first day of our holiday started in typical fashion, with some hiccups. My hungover husband collected the campervan from a very crowded Appollo office whose management had, in an inspired moment, only employed one person on … Read More

Home from Vietnam
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By Katrina Griffiths Before we left for our big trip to Vietnam, I spoke with friends about my fears that all of the travelling would unsettle the children. What if they became bad-tempered, naughty and difficult? Or worse, that I … Read More

Saigon Zoo & Botanical Gardens
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The Botanical Gardens 3.1.2011 By Katrina Griffiths We really wanted to do something cultural yesterday… well my husband and I did anyway. So we went to a couple of museums, which bored Abie stupid, and planned to get to the Vietnamese History … Read More

Dam Sen Park Ho Chi Minh City
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Ho Chi Minh City 1.1.2011 By Katrina Griffiths Happy New Year!! And what a way to bring it in, at Dam Sen Park, a massive amusement park and water park in Ho Chi Minh City. This place is an absolute must if … Read More

The Crazy House Da Lat
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The Crazy House Da Lat 29.12.2010 By Katrina Griffiths We decided to spend a couple of days in the central highland region of Da Lat en route to Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) from Nha Trang, a pretty easy 4 … Read More

Nits & worms… extra travel baggage!
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Pests 22.12.2010 By Katrina Griffiths Worms and head lice! Oh horror of horrors, we have been followed by the very scum of primary school, and found ourselves on holidays, infested by both. How on earth do you say “Combantrin” in … Read More

Kid-friendly cooking classes in Hoi An
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The Cooking Class 16.12.2010 By Katrina Griffiths My eldest wants to enter Junior MasterChef. This is highly ambitious considering she has never cooked a thing in her life, but I’m all for it. Get the kid cooking I say! So, … Read More

The noisiest hotel ever… perfect for families!
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Hoi An 15.12.2010 By Katrina Griffiths We are staying in the noisiest hotel in the world, which most people would be upset about, but we’re thrilled!  Abie can make as much noise as they want! We had a hellish journey … Read More

Enjoy the journey…
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Journeys 9.12.2010 By Katrina Griffiths Our bus driver tore along the highway, bound for Halong Bay, narrowly missing trucks, cars, motorbikes and other tour buses as he over took them. Other terrifying journey flashed before my eyes… Like the Air … Read More

Vietnamese puppets… A fantastic show for kids
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The Thang Long Water Puppet Theatre in Hanoi. The music was wonderful and the water puppets acted out many traditional and historical Vietnamese stories. This performance is great for children.

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