THE {TINY} TIMES http://tinytimes.com I'm a child. And a blogger. Mon, 03 Nov 2014 11:16:13 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0.1 Days 105-110: The Trans-Siberian Railway http://tinytimes.com/2014/11/03/trans-siberian-railway-family/ http://tinytimes.com/2014/11/03/trans-siberian-railway-family/#comments Mon, 03 Nov 2014 11:16:13 +0000 http://tinytimes.com/?p=6627 Related posts:
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Our Russian experience definitely delivered on some of the stereotypes: we saw bears being walked on the beach and there was a lot of vodka.

There were also some impromptu tender moments. In Irkutsk (the “Paris of Siberia”) a young man, maybe 20, boarded the train with watery eyes. Sitting in the dining car, he motioned to take a seat at his table, ordered a round of Балтика (Baltika) and proceeded to showcase pictures on his mobile of him, standing in metres of snow, in Russian Army gear holding very large weapons. “Friend GOOD. Army BAD.” Out of his bag under the table he pulled out his uniform, inviting everyone to try it on as he takes photos. The only full English sentence he said through his tears of joy was “I go HOME.”

As we admired the colourful wooden houses on a quiet street in Listvyanka, a scarved Babushka invited us in for some treats and a toy. Not a word of English was spoken, but we exchanged many hugs.

Half of our train car was occupied by a youth dance troupe heading to Barcelona via Moscow for a competition. Marshall made friends with them and had his first teenage moment, when he yelled at us: “I don’t WANT YOU, I WANT my Russian friends.”

The sight-seeing highlight was Lake Baikal – the world’s largest body of fresh water, crystal clear and a bit of a “Russian Rivera” vibe with a stoney beach filled with Siberians desperately trying to get tan. We did a lovely boat tour, and yes, this is where we saw the bears. - Mum

Russia? We went to Russia before. On the train we played with cards. I winned some of the time. I played with my Russian friends. They spoke Russian. How do you know they are back in Russia? I think they are in Indonesia now. - Marshall 

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Days 99-104: Mongolia http://tinytimes.com/2014/09/11/mongolia-travel-with-kids/ http://tinytimes.com/2014/09/11/mongolia-travel-with-kids/#comments Wed, 10 Sep 2014 23:28:11 +0000 http://tinytimes.com/?p=6565 Related posts:
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Is that a train? So we went on a train to Mongolia and then I milked a cow. I saw a rainbow before in Mongolia! And then I was on the grass and I had someone’s scarf on and I cuddled up my neck because my neck was cold. We slept in a ger and then we saw a little girl – check! And then I milked a cow (again) – check! And then we drived in a van – check! My favourite thing about Mongolia was looking at the rainbow – we should post a rainbow one. - Marshall

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Days 90-98: Beijing http://tinytimes.com/2014/08/27/days-90-98-beijing/ http://tinytimes.com/2014/08/27/days-90-98-beijing/#comments Wed, 27 Aug 2014 10:30:49 +0000 http://tinytimes.com/?p=6509 Related posts:
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“Riding on boats and SHADOWS! And I went to an Ocean Park. Then I don’t remember Beijing.” – Marshall
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DAYS 88-89: Camping on The Great Wall http://tinytimes.com/2014/08/20/days-88-89-camping-on-the-great-wall/ http://tinytimes.com/2014/08/20/days-88-89-camping-on-the-great-wall/#comments Wed, 20 Aug 2014 18:38:45 +0000 http://tinytimes.com/?p=6492 Related posts:
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I was adventuring on The Great Wall of China for a really long time. Then I found a golden coin and there was chocolate inside and I ate it. It was the best day ever. I made a tent and slept it in on the wall. - Marshall
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  • The magical golden coin: legend has it that little boys who hike the wall and don’t complain may find a chocolate golden coin at the end of their hike! And guess what – my little hiker found it ;)

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Days 85-87: Xi’an, China http://tinytimes.com/2014/08/12/days-85-87-xian-china/ http://tinytimes.com/2014/08/12/days-85-87-xian-china/#comments Tue, 12 Aug 2014 08:22:26 +0000 http://tinytimes.com/?p=6471 Related posts:
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There were so many soldiers, very old ones. Then I beed one. I drank coffee (mum note: no) and painted – where was that me painting? I pretend to be a statue – like a frozen statue ROAR. - Marshall

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Days 64-84: Halfway break in Hong Kong http://tinytimes.com/2014/08/01/days-64-84-halfway-break-in-hong-kong/ http://tinytimes.com/2014/08/01/days-64-84-halfway-break-in-hong-kong/#comments Thu, 31 Jul 2014 16:37:10 +0000 http://tinytimes.com/?p=6435 Related posts:
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In Hong Kong I did nothing. Well, I did go to Disneyland Hong Kong in Hong Kong. I painted but I didn’t know how to paint. I ate noodles.

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Four http://tinytimes.com/2014/07/19/four/ http://tinytimes.com/2014/07/19/four/#comments Sat, 19 Jul 2014 10:44:00 +0000 http://tinytimes.com/?p=6420 Related posts:
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Four weeks

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“Now that I am four

  • I am heavier
  • I jump higher on the bed
  • I can climb trees
  • I can break forks”

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Days 57-63: Hanoi, Ninh Binh, Halong Bay http://tinytimes.com/2014/07/16/days-57-63-hanoi-ninh-binh-halong-bay/ http://tinytimes.com/2014/07/16/days-57-63-hanoi-ninh-binh-halong-bay/#comments Tue, 15 Jul 2014 19:42:18 +0000 http://tinytimes.com/?p=6394 Related posts:
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Somebody’s dancing! They are on the Great Wall of China (Mum note: They are by Hoan Kiem Lake, Hanoi). The lady peddles the boat to make it move. I was just chilling. Then I was peddling because I wanted to. Then I saw a monkey on the Great Wall of China (Mum note: This was at Halong Bay). The sunset is good – yeah it is. Then I was riding on a baby seat on a bike with daddy. Then I was doing Big Lady statue! (Statue of Liberty) I am swimming in the water (Mum note: Sorry Marshall you did not swim here).
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Days 55-56: Hoi An http://tinytimes.com/2014/07/10/days-55-56-hoi-an/ http://tinytimes.com/2014/07/10/days-55-56-hoi-an/#comments Wed, 09 Jul 2014 17:25:23 +0000 http://tinytimes.com/?p=6379 Related posts:
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Once upon a time the guys were hanging out on the Vietnam train and some kids came and one kid was named Cricket and one kid was named Apple and I was called Snowball and I was wearing my Doraemon jammies. Where is Hoi An? Tell me right now.

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Days 51-54: Ho Chi Minh (Saigon), Vietnam http://tinytimes.com/2014/07/01/days-51-54-ho-chi-minh-saigon-vietnam/ http://tinytimes.com/2014/07/01/days-51-54-ho-chi-minh-saigon-vietnam/#comments Mon, 30 Jun 2014 17:29:19 +0000 http://tinytimes.com/?p=6352 Related posts:
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There were 20 motorbikes and they were going so fast – like 20km. It was very hot and I was looking at the fan a lot. The playground was SO big with lots of trees and houses and bouncy balls. I saw old airplanes and tanks. People are always carrying lots of food. - Marshall
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