Truly once-in-a-lifetime

I am very aware of and appreciate this amazing life I have, living and working around the globe, experiencing once-in-a-lifetime moments more than once in my lifetime.  Trekking to find the mountain gorillas in Uganda this month, I believe, was truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience.   Firstly, we went with my sister and her husband, which…

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Living in Limbo: Hong Kong

Limbo:  “An uncertain period of awaiting a decision or resolution; an intermediate state or condition”. Not to be confused with the Limbo (dance), which is quite a bit more fun but also requires a certain level of flexibility. While awaiting the “decision/ resolution” to move from the Fiji Islands to Rwanda, my time of living-…

The Kingdom & The Queen (of the ocean!)

Living in Fiji has given us a unique chance to easily explore the South Pacific, or at least some of it.  With many magical and exotic places to explore, the Kingdom of Tonga has been on our wish list.  What we were most excited about was to experience the migration of the humpback whale, where…

Home Leave can ruin you…

  Home Leave: “To visit ones home country in order to renew and strengthen cultural and family ties". This is the wonderful and highly anticipated time for me to be reminded of what it is to be Canadian.  To renew ties with my homeland, my family, my friends…my gynaecologist, my dentist, my GP, my optometrist,…

Travel Perks

Most times I would cringe at the thought of a 9-hour layover in an airport, but not this December when our travel took us through Hong Kong.  I quite like the HKG airport, with it's great shopping, many seating and dining options and long walkways.  THIS trip we would get to experience a completely new…

Saying hello!

People always ask if it gets harder to say goodbye each time we leave a post.  Yes, it is hard and I leave a small piece of my heart behind.  But this has never left me shattered or feeling broken.  If I never say goodbye, I can never say hello to new people, places or experiences...and…

Vanua Levu Island, Fiji

For a relaxing getaway from the hustle and bustle of Suva, we headed to Savusavu, Vanua Levu, Fiji’s second largest island.  The planned, pleasant drive from Labasa (Lambasa) to Savusavu in our cool little 4WD rental, turned into a much longer and adventurous trip.  "Don't worry you can't get lost, there is only one road!",…