Hello, friends! Super sorry for the long hiatus with posting. Hopefully some of you are still out there… Jon and I have had a bunch of trips over the last couple of months and we haven’t been able to properly write. But, that ends now. Hopefully the exciting content coming in the next few posts … More Buongiorno!
I can’t believe it’s almost been two months since we’ve arrived in Malawi! Time has FLOWN by. Since the excitement of the first week, a lot has happened and we’ve been discovering lots of neat components of life in Malawi. Below are some of the highlights, in somewhat-chronological order… Even though I’d been fully comfortable … More Malawi – First Two Months!
As Jon announced, we’ve arrived! We made it to Malawi on February 28 and it’s been an exciting ride since we got in. Jon wrote about our first trip to Malawi’s Game store (it was *quite* different from the SA one) and the excitement of finding a grocery store that sells everything from fish oil … More 1+ Week In – Malawi Excitement!
Jon here. I thought it would be appropriate for me to give a full rundown of the process of moving ourselves to Malawi. As a brief recap, Naama and I knew we needed to relocate after a set-back in my immigration application to South Africa late last year. With my employer’s connections and reputation in … More We’ve Arrived in Malawi!
So! Just to recap, we were supposed to be coming back from our trip to the U.S. and then move to Malawi straight away… Right? Well, slight curveball: some of our plans were predicated on us keeping our SA apartment for future travel (albeit open to any visiting staff from Malawi) and that ended up … More Our (Eventual) Move to Malawi – It’s Been Interesting Already!
After my mom’s visit, we took the loooonnggg flight to Durham to start my whirlwind U.S. tour. Somehow, I got super lucky again and our connection to RDU in Atlanta’s airport was in the same terminal as Pinkberry’s so I got to start my trip off with a bang. (Ah, Terminal A. You’re the best. … More U.S. Trip – Christmas with the Crisps (& Other Shenanigans)
I arrived in SA after a long, long flight from Atlanta, which became easier as I sat by a nice couple from New Orleans. We had a quick dinner and went to bed. The next day, I got settled, adjusted and we met Jon for lunch at La Terasse Rooftop Cafe, a Moroccan restaurant in … More Tata (i.e., Michaela) in South Africa (Guest Blogger!!)
Phew! I can’t believe we’ve been in Africa for a year! I feel like so much has happened since we arrived… Honestly, it just feels like yesterday that I was getting on the plane to come here and wrote about my upcoming journey. And since then, we’ve put a home together, made friends, found awesome … More One Year In – What a Year It’s Been!
Kate and Aly guest blogging today! We just got back from an amazing trip to South Africa and are here to write a TripAdivsor-esque review of our time with Naama and Jon. Lodging Place #1 – Naama and Jon’s place is fantastic. We highly recommend the guest room shower. The room has been filled with amenities and … More If You See Something, Say Something* (Guest Bloggers!)
Phew! DONE! My two eight-week summer courses (biochemistry and physiology) are complete!! It was a pretty exhausting period because, as I discovered with a rude awakening, I am no longer 20. I’m not even 22. They started off with a bang after missing a day (due to our Mauritus trip): I sat down to read the … More School’s Out for … Spring*!!