manocha-curnoe trip 2008 travel blog

manocha-curnoe trip 2008

Asha and Arabella and Darren travel blog
Welcome to the manocha-curnoe 2008 trip journal!

As you may know, Darren is on sabbatical for second semester of 2008 and is going overseas for his research. As you may also know, we all don't cope very well when we are separated for too long a period - as Asha is not domesticated, Arabella cries for Darren most days, and Darren just misses Arabella and Asha. So, we have decided that we will all go, because who knows when we will get to go on such a long trip again once
Arabella has started school.

So, the trip begins in late June 2008, with Darren heading off to South Africa for fieldwork. A few days later (2 July), Arabella and Asha will leave for Malaysia and Singapore, to do some family things, for a few weeks and then join Darren in South Africa (27 July). We will all be there for about 3.5 months with Darren working and Asha and Arabella lazying about. We will be travelling around South Africa for Darren's work and stop to do a few touristy things along the way. We will then (31 October) head off to south-western China, where Asha's mum Dorothy will join us, for 2 weeks to look around the Kunming area. This will make it about the second week of November. Darren will stay on to do field work, and Asha, Arabella and Dorothy will have a final holiday stop in Hong Kong for a few days before heading home (16-23 November). Darren will then be home by Christmas (22 december).

Keep yourselves posted as we hope to put up information and photos of our travels.

Love Asha, Darren and Arabella

Order: oldest at top ( reverse )

 
12 
 
 
a day trip to Kimberely
 
 
 
 
farewell to our home at the art...
 
13 
 
 
we are leaving South Africa and...
 
14 
 
 
Deepavali
 
 
 
 
visiting relatives
 
15 
 
 
we are now in China, Kunming
 
 
 
 
a Yunnan Nationalities cultural...
 
 
 
 
a visit to a Stone Forest
 
 
 
 
the World Horticultural Expo site...
 
 
 
 
a bit about Kunming
 
 
 
 
Green Lake Park, in the city of...
 
 
 
 
Lufeng Dinasour Site Museum
 
 
 
 
Arabella is sick again
 
16 
 
 
a day trip to Dali - Erhai Lake,...
 
17 
 
 
2 days in Lijung - ancient city &...
 
18 
 
 
back to Kunming
 
19 
 
 
we are in Hong Kong
 
 
 
 
Darren has gone to do fieldwork
 
 
 
 
Disneyland! (Hong Kong)
 
 
 
 
we meet up with Darren’s family...
 
 
 
 
Ocean Park, Hong Kong
 
20 
 
 
ohhh the waiting to get home, but...
 
 
 
 
the arrival of our boxes
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