(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!
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!
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!
Man, we’ve been wanting to write this for a few days now but we were waiting for our grandma to finish her post*. (Ahem…) 🙂 We flew back to the U.S. two weeks ago and, let’s just say, it was quite an experience. Our mom was being a bit of a triscuit and had already … More Our Trip to the U.S. – Phew, What a Ride! (Guest Bloggers!)
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!!)
I’ve been in South Africa for six months today and it’s pretty wild. So much has happened already and yet time seems to stand still sometimes, too. We’ve gotten to travel a lot, have been to multiple countries and have met some really interesting people. Looking forward to the next six months and what they … More 6 Months In!
(Buckle up: this one is lengthy. Do you have popcorn? Something loaded into the dryer while you’re reading? Great.) Today is the day – super crazy that it’s already here… In case you’re wondering what that picture linked to this post is: it’s a parfait. From TCBY. One of the many things I’ll miss… (And that was … More South Africa, Here I Come!