A few months ago I was interviewed as part of a Discovery Channel documentary on emerging viruses. This is one of the many 'takes' in various locations around Bangladesh. I hear the documentary was well done- still have to make time to watch it myself.
In November we enjoyed a fabulous beach vacation in Lombok, Indonesia. For the first time in a long time our 'holiday' actually felt like a vacation (see my post from last year's beach trip). But there was more to the trip than just sun and fun- Eric was there for a triathlon. An 1800 km swim, followed by a 25 mile bike and a 7 mile run in 95 degree heat. The Lombok triathlon is touted as one of the most beautiful and the most difficult triathlons in the world and delivers on both counts. But Eric had plenty or moral support to help get him through! Our dear friends Tara, Phil, Solene and Amelie joined us which made the trip even sweeter. Here are a few pictures from this family adventure:
Puri Mas Resort- a fabulous place to stay
Odin, getting into the holiday mood
Lombok island was formed by a volcano leaving black sand and steep mountains behind
Ok, his birthday was back in June, but I never posted any photos. Here's my happy boy on his happy 3rd birthday! I can't take credit for the lovely cake- it's the handiwork of our cook, Mina. What could be more fun for a 3 year old than cake, singing, and fire combined in one event?