(DISCLAIMER: This one is really long. But it’s worth it.) Well, we started the final week (week-plus, really) of our trip with a bang: a five-day trek on the Milford Track. It’s one of the most popular and famous hikes in New Zealand and, because we don’t have any gear (again, I remind you of our … More Week 4: The End of Our Trip to New Zealand 😦
Well, we were ready to start our transition to the South Island this week after an awesome end to our time in the North Island. We headed out for a final breakfast in Wellington and then we went back to Zealandia because Jon wanted to see the sanctuary during the day. I worked at their … More Week 3: The Beginning of the South Island of New Zealand!
Ok. Week 2. (BRACE YOURSELVES: THIS IS A LONG POST. But super interesting, if I do say so myself, if I do say so myself, in the words of Jay-Z.) We were fully settled in New Zealand (now an 11-hour time difference with Malawi and an 18-hour time difference with the east coast), really enjoying … More Week 2: More of the North Island of New Zealand!
Well, we’re off!! We flew from Johannesburg to Sydney on Qantas Airways (a first time for us) and got in to Sydney late afternoon, the next day. (This was the furthest east we’d been and we were trying to figure out the time adjustment!) So, we got to our hotel – a super hipster hotel … More Post-Africa Trip: Week 1: Sydney, Australia & Auckland, New Zealand!!
Jon and I took advantage of having a weekend in South Africa to sneak away to Cape Town for a few days. The last few times we went to CT were with family (remember this, this and this?), which were super fun trips, but we thought we’d tackle some of the things on our list that … More Our Last Trip to Cape Town 😦
Well, another chapter has ended. Jon and I left Malawi on Sunday after a whirlwind few weeks of closing everything up. It was really hard to leave, especially knowing that we might not see some of the people we had to say good-bye to for a long time. Sucks. But, we tried to make the … More Tiwonana*, Malawi!
Jon and I capped off our amazing trip to Amsterdam with an amazing trip in its own right – Victoria Falls (Zambia and Zimbabwe), Chobe National Park (Botswana) and eSwatini (formerly known as Swaziland). It was pretty spectacular to visit these places I’d heard so much about and we had an awesome time. Our first stop … More Four Countries* in One Day (& Vic Falls, to Boot)
So, Jon and I got a very exciting opportunity to attend the International AIDS Society‘s conference that occurs every other year, this time in Amsterdam! Jon was at the conference most of the time so I’ll cover the Amsterdam exploration in this post. (Which, let’s be honest, I got to see much more of than … More Amsterdaaaaaammmnnn!
After our whirlwind trips to Italy and Israel, I headed to the U.S. for a visit. I was really there for a special anniversary party I wanted to attend but I went ahead and took advantage of the long trip home to do some of my favorite things and see some folks. (Jon, unfortunately, had … More Anniversaries, Birthdays, America – Oh My!
The second destination on our world tour was Israel, my birthplace and the Land of Milk and Honey, as it is said. (Also, the birthplace of Bamba**, one of the best things ever invented.) My siblings had already arrived so we had a lot of niephews (my term for nieces + nephews; shorter) cuteness to … More Davidai Sibs Take Over Israel