Hi readers, This is Naomi (Doda Naama’s niece) writing a guest post about my and my family’s trip to South Africa. When we went to South Africa, it was Chinese New Year in Shanghai, where I live. In Johannesburg, we were playing together and we went to a pool that had a slide. We went … More My* Trip to South Africa (Guest Blogger!)
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!
With all of the craziness going on, Jon and I decided to take a weekend away and try to relax a little bit. We were going to go in January but a few days before we were supposed to fly out, the weather forecast showed rain, rain and more rain. So we delayed because we … More Lots of Mossels* and Oysters!
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)
Hi everybody! It’s Jon. I wanted to say that up front because 1) you’re not used to hearing from me (new year’s resolution?), and 2) Naama rejected my idea a long time ago to put the author’s name on top of these posts, but I maintain that it’s useful for you, dear reader, to know … More 3 Countries in 2 Years – Malawi, Here We Come!
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!!)
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!