The Old Harbour Walk

One of my favourite walks so far was along the Thonburi side of the Chao Phraya river. This is the older part of Bangkok and was the original city before it was shifted across the river. This is one of the oldest communities and a mix of temples, Chinese Shrines, mosques and churches. Old Chinese…

The downside…

Living in Bangkok has had its ups and downs, as does any change in lifestyle. Mostly it’s been a lot of ups and I’ve thoroughly enjoyed the ride. However, right now I’m experiencing a definite downside. It’s the end of the school year (we run to the Northern Hemisphere calendar for those antipodeans), and as…

A view of New Zealand

Following on from my post yesterday here is a great 7 minute video of a visitor to New Zealand and his impressions. Pretty ‘sweet as’ although shame he didn’t get much further than Waitomo ;o)

Home is where the heart is…

In my first post I talked a little about how much ‘home’ means and can become especially important when living abroad. Now time to talk a little about our adopted ‘home’. As much as New Zealand is home, and always will be. To be a successful expat it becomes all the more apparent to adopt…

There’s no place like home…

Delving into my life as an expat I think it’s best to start with where we have come from. We’ve been expats for eighteen months now. Living in the hot, humid and sometimes VERY wet Bangkok. Overall we LOVE this crazy city, but what it does highlight is what we miss and love about our…