Travelogue

Travelogue

Formerly  The Adventures of George and Heidi

Solid Travel Toiletries

Solid and Zero-Waste Travel Toiletries Checklist

We are preparing for full time travel around-the-world as a family of four. When choosing travel toiletries, we kept these criteria in mind: Good for long-term travel Mostly solid toiletries Preferably zero-waste, low-waste, or reusable containers Natural or non-toxic ingredients Hopefully each item we packed falls into at least two of these categories. It would …

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Embarrassed By Stereotypes

It was the middle of the night and we were once again standing on a busy platform at a train station in Rajasthan India. As we stood there watching some kids lighting a fire between the train tracks a man in a turban suddenly appeared in front of us and struck up a conversation. I apologize …

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How to Get to Columbo Bandaranaike International Airport from Unawatuna

Unawatuna Beach Town We decided that we didn’t want to spend our last night in Colombo for a couple of reasons: Colombo is expensive and accommodations are spread out. We would rather spend our time at the beach than the craziness of Colombo 😉 The best way to get to Columbo International Airport early from …

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WHAT? Am I just too cute or what?!?

A Leisurely Week in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Vietnam

December 12-20, 2014 We spent a leisurely week in Ho Chi Minh City, adjusting to the time difference and being back in SE Asia. Now that we have our 12-month-old along for the journey, we are taking it at a much slower pace. A typical day starts off when Kaisho wakes us around 5:30-6:30am. He …

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I'm free to roam!

A hui hou, Hawaii! Hello, Vietnam!

December 13, 2014 Aloha, Hawaii! A hui hou, goodbye, until we meet again! It is time to bid our friends in Hawaii goodbye, but we are sure to be back again, someday. Oahu was the perfect place for Kaisho to spend his first year, but now it’s time for him to see the world! George, …

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Lions Feet at the Base of Sigiriya

Sigiriya “The Lion Rock”

August 31, 2012 Tips: Visit the museum.  It’s included in the cost of admission and well worth an hour to learn about the rock before you climb and you probably wont need a guide. Arrive early as the crowds gathered around 11AM. Bring water! Ask for good directions to the car park.  You will meet …

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Sightseeing in Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka

Aug 30, 2012 Despite our tiring two-day journey from Phi Phi, Thailand to Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka, we jumped right into the sightseeing. We spent the night of August 29 at the Milano Tourist Rest House and were able to get a full night’s sleep. Milano is located near many of the sites and close to …

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Colombo Fort Train Station

How to Get from Colombo Intl Airport to Anuradhapura by Train

29 August 2012 From Bangkok, our flight arrived at Colombo Intl Airport in Sri Lanka early at 8:40 AM local time. Going through immigration was a breeze as they didn’t even look at our visa approval forms that we had printed from the internet. You can get your pre-approved Visa easily through the website Embassy …

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George, Heidi, and Hamid in a Hong in Phang Nga Bay

Kayaking Tour of the Hongs in Phang Nga Bay, Thailand

August 8, 2012 We were very excited that our good friend Hamid was visiting us in Phuket so we decided to take a boat tour of the Hongs in Phang Nga Bay.  At first we were looking at different tours that were specifically for kayaking that would allow us to paddle, not have someone paddle …

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