Showing posts from January, 2011


We arrived in Auckland and my hubby's parents were awaiting us at the airport which was awesome for us especially for our little man who was very excited to see his nana and papa. We waited around for our friends from Dubai who were landing shortly after us and also to have a coffee and a breather. They arrived, we caught up quickly which was really cool and then made our way to a cousin's house who was hosting us that weekend. It was really nice meeting more people on my hubby's side and putting faces to the names. Sonny_boy had a ball with his cousins. 
Mom arrived and we made our way to Onemana beach in the Coromandel before Christmas. The bach we booked on was just awesome. It was walking distance to the beach and the place itself was immaculate with everything you could think off right down to a dish washer! That was Christmas for me just seeing that! They even had cleaning liquids and other necessities which made life easy for us. It took us 30 minutes…

Bangkok 2010

We left Oman on December 13th, 2010. We stopped over in Bangkok on the way for three days. We stayed in Soi 33 which was really clean and had access to a lot of things. We stayed in serviced apartments called the Adelphi Grande which was awesome. Clean and lots of room and it had a nice pool with very helpful and friendly staff. Nearby is the train station so we had access to a lot of things and the shopping is off the hook. The MBK mall has everything from overpriced global stuff to locally made and knock-off goods. It was great and of course bargaining was part of the shopping experience. 
We met up with a lovely Samoan lady friend who lives in Singapore but was in Thailand to visit her husband, she came to Bangkok to meet us. It took her a four hour car ride and some due to the heavy traffic in Bangkok but she made the effort due to the pure Samoan instinct of wanting to get in touch and connect with other Samoans in a foreign land. It's amazing where-ever we are we do that due …