Travelling to Singapore with a Baby

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We recently made another international trip, this time travelling with just our one year old son and leaving the other kids at home with family. Each trip we take is slightly different, and we again learned a few tricks from our sojourn to Singapore. Our trip entailed an overnight stay in Manila so that we could easily catch a flight the next morning.…

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Fly Comfortably (and Cheap!) with Infants

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Choosing the Best Airline for Young Families My partner and I have two boys under two years of age. Just. The older boy will be turning 2 in just over a month — and we are planning to be back in Australia at the time. But for the return leg ticket to Philippines after his birthday, it begged the question — what airfare would we have to…

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A Swimming Trip to Lukang Cove

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My other half’s sister is back home in Philippines for a week and so we’ve been dreaming up outings and activities to make the most of the time together as a family. Yesterday, after some deliberation, we headed out in a van to visit Kuwebang Lampas (otherwise known as Lukang Cove) at Pagbilao Island, and spend an afternoon swimming and beaching it (if…

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Back home where I belong…

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I’m here! If home is where the heart is, I’m definitely home. I’ve arrived at Diosdada Macapagal International Airport, more easily known as Clark, just north of the city of Angeles (not pronounced the same as you’d say Los Angeles — instead try to say the ‘g’ more like you’d say ‘guess’) and caught the shuttle bus down to Cubao. Immediately I knew I was…

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Observations from Kuala Lumpur / what causes poverty?

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Having spent less than 12 hours in Kuala Lumpur, and all of those being ‘after dark’, I really can’t tell you much about Malaysia, but as I was coasting in to Sentral on the AeroBus shuttle I had time to just watch and think. After checking into my hotel I then, as is my habit, took to the streets in search not only…

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20 hours until I depart for Philippines… and typhoon on it’s way

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With only a few more hours in my office, and my bags almost packed for departure tomorrow to Philippines, I’m really looking forward to arriving in Manila on Thursday. During my trip I’ll be visiting some of my friends at various not-for-profit organisations, interviewing (through informal conversations) low-income slum dwellers, photographing some of the <$1/day Filipinos, and meeting with potential marketing partners in…

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Cheap airfares?

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I’m a sucker for a cheap airfare! Anything that will get me to Philippines one more time makes my ears prick up. So Air Asia’s current sales have me salivating like Pavlov’s dog! Under $300 return to Philippines if I’m prepared to fly via Kuala Lumpur. There’s only one catch… Their web site is so shockingly slow that it keeps timing out, falling…

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