Week 6: Part 3: Day 39 – 41 19th – 21st January, 2017 Addio Venizia We awoke to our last morning in Venice, packed out gear and left our beloved Venice apartment. With a little time on our hands, we stored our bags at a nearby hotel and took our chance to explore the nearby […]

Week 6: Part 2: Day 38 The Bologna Chapter 18th January, 2017 Before this trip, Reuben had a best friend in school for many years named Cormac. As a result we became friends with Cormac’s lovely family including Sonia his mum. They lived near our home in Perth. Due to work and a desire for […]

Week 6: Part 2: Day 37 17th January, 2017 Today we were determined to seek out Venice’s best kept secrets and luckily they also came with no expense… Ssh let’s keep them to ourselves… 1. Venetian Glass Roman experience, Byzantine period skills and trade with the Orient led to Venice being a glass-manufacturing centre. One […]

Week 6: Part 1: Day 34 & 35 15th January, 2017 – 16th January, 2017 Graham and Prunella had last visited Venice in 2000 whilst on their 14 month honeymoon. So it was with a real sense of romance that they looked forward to being here again. Back then when their love story had begun, they […]

Week 5: Part 2: Day 32 – Day 34 13th January, 2017 – 15th January, 2017 Today we were destined for Florence but not before we catch a glimpse of the spectacular Cinque Terre and give Pamela a little surprise on the way. Although we would view some stunning vistas of the Liguria region from the train, to immerse in the rugged coastline, we chose to […]

Week 5: Part 1: Day 29 – Day 32 10th January, 2017 – 13th January, 2017 This morning meant an early start as we packed last minute items to leave the bosom and warmth of our country hosts, heading again to the brighter city lights. This time through Paris, via Lyon to Genoa. As had happened when […]

Week 4: Part 2: Day 25 – Day 28 6th January, 2017 – 9th January, 2017 After the delights of Troyes. We left for Paris landing at the Gare de l’Est. We ate a generous cheap meal at a kebab shop across the road from the train station. Be assured that kebab shops are the cheapest place for a […]

Week 4: Part 1: Day 22 – Day 24 3rd January, 2017 – 5th January, 2017 Today we walked around the medieval streets of Troyes (pronounced ‘twah’), which is locally famous for its champagne cork-shaped town plan, given this shape by its location on a bend of the River Seine. Historically, Troyes had two distinct areas: the cité, […]

Week 3: Day 15 – Day 21 27nd December, 2016 – 2nd January, 2017 Chalet Shenanigans It was lovely to wake up to a crisp sunny morning in the Alps of Switzerland. We felt lucky to have this opportunity to enjoy yet another stunning part of Switzerland with our friends. We first met couchsurfers Susanna, […]

Week 2: Day 7 – Day 14 20th – 26th December 2016 Arriving in Europe On arrival in Denmark, we blearily stepped off the plane into a cold wintry evening.  The cold seeps in through the gaps in the airport bubble where the plane meets the ground. Airport staff joke in Danish.  The airport is […]

Week 1: Day 4 – Day 7 Friday December 16th – Monday December 19th 2016 Day 4: Chao Phraya Express Today we set off to explore the length of the Chao Phraya river by public boat, about an hours boat ride for a standard fee of 14 THB pp for any distance. We caught a taxi […]

Week 1: Day 1 – Day 3 Tuesday December 13th – Thursday December 15th 2016 Day 1: That First Step is a Doozy So here we were at the airport. On the brink of our “Winter Weg” trip… Plans had been made, tickets bought, bags packed, anticipation built, so with a ting of homesickness at […]

Hello World… Hope you are well and dreaming of adventure. We are 🙂 It has been a while. A bit has happened since out last Sabretoothed Chickens family trip to Sumatra in April 2015. In terms of this little blog, it has now reached over 32000 hits and has amost 150 followers. Our facebook fan page […]

Day 14 & 15: The Final Weekend 26th & 27th of April, 2015 So here we are at the end of our amazing Sumopore Sojourn. What’s left to do but relax, pack and go you say? Well, we are the Sabretoothed Chickens, and we are waking up in the Lion City :). Explore our local area – Joo Chiat […]

Day 13: Friday 24th of April, 2015 Today is a sad day: we are leaving our friends and Sumatra’s fair shores. What a magical adventure it has been. So it was we got up early this morning to say our sad farewells to our hosts, Yoan and her family. Before we came, they were truly […]

Day 12: Thursday 23rd of April, 2015 (Note: If you are considering any volunteer work overseas please stay safe, read our blog disclaimer and consider your personal decisions carefully. Also consider that volunteering with a family in tow, involves far more considerations, compromises and sacrifices, than that of a solo traveller). Our day in notes & photos: Awaken in the […]

Day 11: Wednesday 22nd April, 2015 (Note: If you are considering any volunteer work overseas please stay safe, read our blog disclaimer and consider your personal decisions carefully. Also consider that volunteering with a family in tow, involves far more considerations, compromises and sacrifices, than that of a solo traveller). We had contacted our next Sumatran host Yoan […]

Day 10: Tuesday April 21st, 2015 Through couchsurfing we had gotten in touch with Linlin. She was born in Java but is currently working in Medan at an outdoor education centre. She kindly requested to meet us and offered us lunch. So after a pleasant breakfast with our host Adin we set out to find her. Yet, another […]

Bus ride to Medan

Day 9: Monday April 20th, 2015 After our wet and wild adventures yesterday, we spent the first hour on chores – washing and drying out our clothes in our hotel room. They would still be wet when on our departure but at least they would be clean and drip dry, such are the compromises of […]

Day 8: Sunday April 19th, 2015 Indonesia is a located on the Pacific Basin’s “Ring of Fire”. It is mostly known for the famous huge eruptions of Krakatoa and Tambora, in the 19th century. So it is not surprising that the country has approximately 130 volcanoes, many of which are currently active. This makes Indonesia one of the […]

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