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”
There are many up’s and down’s in the life of “third culture children” (TCK) – a term commonly used to refer to children who spend a significant part of their childhood living outside of their parents’ home country/countries and culture(s). … Continue reading American History – in a Box!
After we returned from the US, we had another 6 (6!) weeks of summer vacation before the kids were back at school. Although entertainment options have grown substantially since we arrived two years ago, there are still limited options so you have to rely on your own creativity and friends to make it all much more exciting. Continue reading “Long days of summer”