THE {TINY} TIMES http://tinytimes.com I'm a child. And a blogger. Sat, 18 Apr 2015 13:47:33 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0.4 Days 118-121: Helsinki http://tinytimes.com/2015/04/18/helsinki-travel-with-kids/ http://tinytimes.com/2015/04/18/helsinki-travel-with-kids/#comments Sat, 18 Apr 2015 13:47:33 +0000 http://tinytimes.com/?p=6932 Related posts:
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“I went to the Zoo and I saw a sloth and it was cute and pretty and beautiful. And I ate strawberries and I looked cute and funny. And there was a ferris wheel. And a boat.” -Marshall

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  • Helsinki Central Railway Station (we arrived from St. Petersburg via train)
  • Esplanade Park
  • Kankurin Tupa (shop with Christmassy things, wool things and toys)
  • Suomenlinna Island
  • Port of Helsinki South Harbour and Market Square
  • Helsinki Zoo (and the two-toed Hoffmans SLOTH)

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Days 114-117: St. Petersburg http://tinytimes.com/2015/03/15/days-114-117-st-petersburg/ http://tinytimes.com/2015/03/15/days-114-117-st-petersburg/#comments Sun, 15 Mar 2015 17:00:28 +0000 http://tinytimes.com/?p=6905 Related posts:
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I was showing my BUTT in Russia at the museum. And I saw a kitty cat AND I was wearing kitty cat trousers. It was FUNNY. – Marshall
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Moscovsky Railway Station, St Petersburg

Hermitage Museum

Cafe Laundromat Stirka 40 Degrees

Church of Our Saviour on the Spilled Blood

MarketPlace Cafe (7-Line location, near Vasileoostrovskaya Metro)

 

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Days 111-113: Moscow http://tinytimes.com/2015/02/11/moscow-with-kids/ http://tinytimes.com/2015/02/11/moscow-with-kids/#comments Wed, 11 Feb 2015 23:35:51 +0000 http://tinytimes.com/?p=6865 Related posts:
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“In Moscow we buyed (sic) me a t-shirt with a teddy bear on it and we went to SO MANY train stations.” – Marshall

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A photographic summary of 2014 http://tinytimes.com/2015/01/01/a-photographic-summary-of-2014/ http://tinytimes.com/2015/01/01/a-photographic-summary-of-2014/#comments Thu, 01 Jan 2015 07:26:38 +0000 http://tinytimes.com/?p=6855 Related posts:
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2014 was a big year:

  • We left our home in Australia
  • We travelled 35,000km+ by boat, train and bus
  • We visited 22 countries
  • We said lots of goodbyes, but even more hellos (and in more than 10 different languages)

In case you missed it, here are photos from each post of 2014 in chronological order.

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Merry Christmas from Bali http://tinytimes.com/2014/12/25/merry-christmas-from-bali/ http://tinytimes.com/2014/12/25/merry-christmas-from-bali/#comments Thu, 25 Dec 2014 14:30:15 +0000 http://tinytimes.com/?p=6837 Related posts:
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Wishing everyone a beautiful, relaxing time with family – wherever you are.

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Behind-the-scenes at Canada Goose http://tinytimes.com/2014/12/19/behind-the-scenes-at-canada-goose/ http://tinytimes.com/2014/12/19/behind-the-scenes-at-canada-goose/#comments Fri, 19 Dec 2014 07:41:42 +0000 http://tinytimes.com/?p=6821 Related posts:
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I went to the coat factory but I really wanted to see snow. Is it almost Christmas? Will there be snow at Christmas? – Marshall

Mum note – this is not a paid post. Marshall and I were both interested in seeing how the winter coats are made and were invited to check out behind-the-scenes at Canada Goose HQ in Toronto, Canada. Enjoy!

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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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  • Jiankou section of the wall with James at Hiking the Wall
  • 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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