New National Ballet of Tokyo

I spent the day in Tokyo, all by myself,  and attended the New National Ballet production of Swan Lake. The train dropped me off right in front of the building, convenient! This is a ballet that I have always wanted to…

Changi Airport, a great way to spend your birthday. Seriously!!

Time to leave Thailand and get back to Singapore. This was also Eva’s 6th Birthday. After breakfast we caught a cab to the Krabi Airport. (Coincidentally, Eva threw up her breakfast two days in a row, bad breakfast?! Also, Ella got a…

Railay and Phra Nang Beaches, Thailand

We decided to take the longtail boat today to Railay and Phra Nang beaches. This island was about a 10 minute boat ride away from Ao Nang. You wade through the water to board the boat. All set! The scenery…

Ao Nang Beach, Krabi, Thailand

We started our first full day in Krabi with a walk to Ao Nang beach. The “longtail” boats were all lined up, ready to take passengers to neighboring islands.  We enjoyed walking this beach. The girls and I next to…

We’re stranded! How about Krabi?

CONTINUED- We got to the military airport terminal bright and early to catch our flight home, only to be told that our flight was canceled until further notice due to snow in Tokyo. And snow it did! We live in…

Our last day in Singapore, or is it?

Since the Singapore Zoo was so spectacular on our last trip, we decided to visit the Singapore River Safari this trip. It is a new exhibit, operated by the same group that runs the zoo. Everything was decked out for…

Goodbye Batam, Hello (again) Singapore

After another breakfast with an amazing view, we said goodbye to Batam. The girls enjoyed finding flowers on the ground and using them as hair accessories. The durian (remember the stinky durian fruit?) elephant in the lobby.  The ferry ride back…

Batam, Indonesia

This vacation began as a five day trip, and unexpectedly turned into a twelve day trip (more on that to come). So, this will be a several part blog. The plane safety brochure is such interesting reading material! Another awesome…

A Sunday afternoon in crazy Harajuku

Last Sunday I headed to crazy Harajuku with Merri, my partner in crime. Harajuku is a hip, trendy and fashionable neighborhood in Tokyo. There are all kinds of interesting fashion choices on display here. This is an example of Tokyo…


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