If you have viewed several posts on this site, especially the travelogs, you might have noticed a little friend I have. His name is Hiro.


He has been with me since 2007, and has been my loyal travel (and life) companion. Hiro was a UFO-catcher prize that my husband won after merely 2 tries (on my birthday!), but that doesn’t make him any less valuable! He has been by my side at university in Malaysia, during my year-long exchange in Japan, and now by my side in my new home in Abu Dhabi.

He has been a lucky boy, traveling to many countries – Singapore, Vietnam, Indonesia, Japan, Australia, UAE, Italy, Vatican City, France, Spain… All without paying a single cent!

Here’s to many more adventures together!