Alberta Legislature Building

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It’s now almost the end of summer in Canada. The nights are getting longer, the temperature is getting lower…. Last week it got as low as 1°C during the day. In the summer! Luckily, this week we’ve been having warmer days.

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Out and About in Malang

Malang is not too big, but there are quite a lot of things to see and do there. In this post I’m going to tell you about Alun-alun Tugu, Candi Badut, and indoor playgrounds.

This is Alun-alun Tugu, a small park right in the middle of the city. The white building in the background is the city hall.

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Brazil Part 1: Garibaldi and Porto Alegre

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Today I’m going to write about Papai’s country, Brazil. He’s from Rio Grande do Sul, a state in the South of Brazil, close to Argentina and Uruguay. People from Rio Grande do Sul are called Gauchos. They are usually very proud of their land and culture, and are even said to be prouder being Gauchos than being Brazilians. Most of them are descendants of European immigrants from Italy, Germany, Spain and Portugal. Continue reading

Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve

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As I mentioned in my previous post, last week we went to Kranji Countryside and made a stop at Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve. However, we stayed there for less than one hour and only managed to explore a very small part of the park.

We decided to go back a few days later. We were joined by Carla and Renan’s aunt, Tia Sita.

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Kranji Countryside

Last week we went to Kranji Countryside. We planned to take the MRT to Kranji, followed by a shuttle bus to the farms, but it was almost lunch time when we finally left our flat, so we took the taxi all the way there.

Our first stop was Bollywood Veggies.

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Bristol: Temple Gardens and Castle Park

Monday, 8 September.

We arrived at Bristol coach station at around 5 pm. We walked to our hotel and had a bit of a rest.

The kids decided to watch tv. They had to figure out how to turn on the tv by themselves….

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We then went out to get something to eat. At around 7 pm, the area close to our hotel was already quiet… Everything was closed except for pubs, so we went to a minimarket to buy food. We went back to our hotel and had sandwiches in our room.

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Children’s Garden at Gardens by the Bay

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Yesterday we went to Children’s Garden at Gardens by the Bay.

We took the bus to Holland Village, and then MRT all the way to Bayfront. It took us around 40 minutes and we had to change train a few times, but Carla and Renan really enjoyed the journey.

Since it was almost midday when we got to Bayfront, we went to have lunch first at the really posh mall in Marina Bay Sands, The Shoppes.

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