Hot snorkeling day

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Inspired by colors and shapes of the ocean

A warm day with power loss = no AC or fans, no opening of the fridge and basically just accepting what is.

In the morning we spent a couple of hours with our Sri Lankan family and went swimming with the kids of the village. They usually go swimming on Saturdays, and we like to go with them. Today meant a lot of language practice – both for them and us!

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Power is back, and Internet = Duolingo for Anders

After swimming it was of course time to eat amma Malika’s home cooked food. Well, there’s time to eat at her place most of the time we come by! Today we got some sweets and tea before having rice and two types of curry, plus a sambal with fresh carrot.

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Friends visiting

We’ve also studied the monkeys again today, they have a path they take most days, in the trees just outside our guest house and we love to watch them as they pick fruits, leaves and jump from one tree to the other.

In the late afternoon we went snorkeling for the third time at a reef outside Jungle beach, and today was just amazing!
So many different fishes, corals, shapes and colors. It was a very good time in the water!

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Hammock

Now we’re relaxing, drawing, practicing some language and just thanking ourselves and the universe for another great day to be alive.

With love,
Anders and Wivan

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Cairo baby, yeah!

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Check in at Toulouse airport

We left “our” little village at 10.30 Wednesday morning, got a ride to the airport and now, about 17 hours later we’re settling down in our hotel room we’re staying in until our new house sit hosts pick us up late afternoon.

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Toulouse airport

It’s been a good time with a layover in Istanbul, Turkey.

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Ladies room in Istanbul airport

We had dinner at the airport in Istanbul, a surprisingly good meal and a great waiter who picked up on Wivan’s interest in drawing…

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Oh yes! We got color pencils

And, except for the mouse picture we also got some blank sheets and made a little Christmas card for our waiter, Umut.

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Christmas greeting made at the dinner table

We’ve been well taken care of from the moment we entered Cairo airport and are very comfortable in our luxurious room at the Dusit Thani hotel in New Cairo.

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Chillaxing before going to bed

//Anders and Wivan

Oh, we almost forgot! On the plane from Toulouse to Istanbul we met Jeff, a new international friend who’s on his way home to the Phillipines over the holidays. When life is giving you good surprises – enjoy them!

Anders, Wivan and Jeff arrived in Istanbul

Anders, Wivan and Jeff arrived in Istanbul

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Airport survival kit