13 hrs of turbulence

After an entire flight of turbulence across the Pacific Ocean, we arrived home safely on Dec 12th with a very LONG to-do list. But before we could knock this out, we caught the flu from my Dad and got the disappointing news that Magnus’s sister alone but not parents would be joining us in Texas …

Don’t burn my ass

Lately, I have been having some problems choosing toilets. I realize that this is probably not a common problem since the WC is normally there where you use it and flush it. However, if you have to clean your drinking water, you probably don’t want to take a dump in it! In 1596 a flush …

Man in the Mirror

People that I have had the privilege of getting to know would state that I am a huge Michael Jackson fan, of and on even obsessive to some extent. My all time favorite song was not written by Michael himself but Siedah Garrett and the song is titled “Man in the Mirror”. A few years …

Sydney, the Stockholm down under

After spending some time in Sydney we both felt like we where back in Stockholm during summertime. Parks, coffee places and people drinking wine and beer for “after work” everywhere. More importantly, all the boats and water. A sence of new money directly related from 20 years of growth and increased housing prices. No real …

Rockstars on the boat

The girls have maintained somewhat of a celebrity status onboard this ship. Over a thousand passengers and staff know their names and greet them constantly. When we enter elevators, guests seem a little starstruck overly finally getting a chance to chat with children. Olivia who is normally the social butterfly is even getting tired of …

Making toys in Vanuatu

After a poor nights sleep we set foot at Port Vila on Efate, our first stop of two in the country Vanuatu. The sun was already warm and we were welcomed by aggressive taxi drivers. Melissa had prebooked a tour to see some island history and the Mele Cascades (waterfalls). At our first stop we …

Friendly Fiji

Our first Fiji experience was at the largest city with a population of about 45,000 people. It was not the image of Fiji of wonderful islands that Westerners seem to have, but more similar to any tropical place. After visiting a crowded fruit and vegetable market, we decided to take a taxi out to a …