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Home, Sweet Home


We arrived home without incident on Friday evening - despite a ridiculously bumpy ride from Hong Kong and a short luggage delay thanks to the strike at Pearson. Ferris was overjoyed to see us, almost as much as I was to see him, but he clearly had a blast with Lisa! Thank you to Lisa for everything!

We had a great weekend catching up with friends and family and are back to work today, with a few thousand photos to sort through. We'll get them down to a management number of favourites before sharing them!

Thanks to everyone for following us along this journey! We had a wonderful time but are glad to be back home!

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Last leg of the journey!


Well! We're in HK, on our last flight of the journey!

A couple firsts today...Singapore Airlines - what an amazing experience. Fresh warm towels, a menu to choose your own meal, great service and that was all in economy! Second was...the plane was an A380! It's huge and what a smooth flight!

After landing in HK, we had a very speedy trip through the airport and got in a few kms of exercise as the airport is really poorly laid out. But, we're here, and although we have a long trip ahead of us, we're glad to be heading home!

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It's raining...again!


So we've found shelter at Leo's Cafe Bar where I'm awarding Leo the award for best cappuccino of the trip! Congratulations Leo!

So far today, we've borrowed Fei Fei and Tudor's bikes and followed the river into the city. We returned to the apartment to store the bikes and headed out on foot. So far, we've had chicken rice for lunch...which is exactly as it sounds, white rice and tender chicken. Then we meandered around China town and stopped into the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple, which was beautiful. We emerged from the temple to rain and some crazy thunder, which was then followed by the current downpour. Next up, once the rain let's up a bit, we're going to continue to walk north to the Arab district where we may stop for another coffee because Tudor says one place has the best coffee in Singapore! Later, we'll meet Tudor for dinner and then Fei Fei arrives late tonight from Bangkok so if all goes well, we'll get to see her for a little bit at least! :)

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A few pictures from Bali




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Adding Bali to the "will return someday" list!!

Wow! What a place! I'm in taste bud heaven! The food is amazing!

We had a great day today! As Dave wrote, it's so nice to be away from the tourists in Kuta, and especially so after a week in party town Phuket. This morning, we borrowed the bikes available to the visitors here at the guest house and rode for miles! We left the village and went out into the country, through a couple of other villages and out to the rice paddies. Such a gorgeous countryside...neat, rectangular rice paddies stepped into the countryside surrounded by palm trees. Everything is green and lush. We came back into Ubud but stopped to watch some preparations for ceremonies ahead of next week's silent day. Then, we headed for the market where we may have done a little shopping! ;)

After our day out, we returned to the guest house and jumped in the pool to cool off...it's hot and very humid here!

Tonight, we had a private cooking class with Siti (the wife) while Allen (the husband) joined us just to chat! We made soup, a spicy fish dish that gets steamed in banana leaf, gado gado, a spicy vegetable salad and deep fried bananas with honey, coconut and lime. All was delicious, and yes, I have the recipes and a few tricks! We had a lovely evening of conversation with Siti and Allen as well. Allen has traveled extensively over the years, so he has many stories to share.

All in all, a fabulous day. Tomorrow we return to the coastal town of Kuta to spend a few more days. If the weather and waves cooperate, we may do some surfing. We also connected to Fei Fei and Tudor in Singapore and are very much looking forward to seeing them later in the week!

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