Where to next?

Where to next?

A question that I am sure that will continue to come up for months to come will be “So honey boo love of my life, where to next?” anyone who knows us will know it sounds more like “Hey dick where to next?.”

Having no plan is the best feeling in the world. It’s also a pain in the ass at times. The idea of picking up and leaving whenever we want is proving to be a bit harder than we thought, only because we are trying to keep costs down. We have found a lot of our time has been spent sitting in front of the computer or on our phones finding cheap flights, cheap bus routes, accommodation that sleeps four and how to get a visa. The next four weeks we might just plan a few more weeks in advance to save “screen time” and spend more time exploring and creating new memories.

 

Trying to figure things out. Any suggestions?

Trying to figure things out. Any suggestions?

 

Some countries like Vietnam you have to apply for a visa before you arrive or to stay longer than 30 days in Thailand you need to apply at a Thai Embassy which is now 3.5 hours away from where we are. With this in mind it has narrowed down which way we will be heading. We really want to experience Songkran Festival in Chiang Mai for Markus 6th birthday. We have to be out of Thailand on the 23rd of March and Songkran starts April 13th-15th.  We have about 20 or so days to do a border run but we need to fly back into the country to get a 30 day visa. See our dilemma? Such a hard life haha.

 

Boys getting some "school work" done before a swim

Boys getting some “school work” done before a swim

 

The key to travelling with kids is SLOW. Like really slow. They get tired, annoyed and grumpy. As parents we find them super annoying when they are like this. That’s why we are in Hua Hin for one month, plus it always works out cheaper if we stay somewhere long term.

 

Catching up with Whanau

Catching up with Whanau

Boys getting some play time. They never met but the first thing Markus asked was "does he speak English?" even the kids struggle with the language barrier

Boys getting some play time. They never met but the first thing Markus asked was “does he speak English?” even the kids struggle with the language barrier

 

We haven’t quite mastered the art of slowing down yet. We are consciously trying to do less and stop feeling the need to be “busy.” Everyday back home was filled with work, yoga, training, school pick up, school drop off, dinner, shopping, paying bills, seeing family, catching up with friends, red tube, washing, after school activities, homework, assignments and cleaning. Really we don’t need to do shit!

 

Found a Yoga Studio!!

Found a Yoga Studio!! If you are in Hua Hin check out Shakti Yoga

See! Math can be fun

See! Math can be fun

We love Thailand. The fresh fruit, the weather, the smiles and the people.

We love Thailand. The fresh fruit, the weather, the smiles and the people.

 

So back to the question. Where to next? No idea and that’s OK.

Love from a little slice of heaven. Thailand. xx

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2 Comments

  • Robert Perham

    Great going guys hate the dilemma though having to decide where to next glad we don’t have that 3rd world issue lol Can’t wait to hear where you end up, take care much love xx

    February 26, 2016 at 2:02 AM
    • Vanessa

      I know aye such a hard life haha

      March 2, 2016 at 7:17 PM

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