I turned 40 the other day (I know! I don’t look a day older than 20, right?!) and if that’s not reason enough to celebrate by traveling halfway/ish around the world (let’s be honest, pretty much anywhere away from Mongolia is about halfway around the world), then I don’t know what is.
On Christmas Day we headed further South making our way to Queenstown and then directly onto the small town of Wanaka which is just a beautiful one-hour drive from the airport. Yes, the roads are curvy (hello mountains – we’ll get to that later) but the views were nothing short of amazing. In fact, it seems like the entire South Island is post card material when the weather cooperates (if it doesn’t …. well, that’s another story – again, we’ll get to that later). The blue hues of the water, the mountain backdrops, the lush green of pastures, the charm of small towns – it is literally just how you picture it. Continue reading “Weather & the South Island”
For years we have been talking about wanting to visit New Zealand. In fact, I almost took a job there a few years ago (well before we joined the rollercoaster expat life we now call normal) but then the job was offered to someone else and our lives took a different path. Continue reading “Heading to a world down under”
So we went to Bhutan. Yep. Bhutan. Oh, you haven’t heard of it? It’s that little, hidden, off the beaten track kingdom nested snuggly in the Himalayas bordering India to the South and China to the North. Continue reading “The Thunder Dragon Kingdom”