Growing up in California’s Bay Area and travelling to Hawaii on a regular basis, I’ve seen my fair share of beautiful sea views. But the only time I’ve seen endless coastline was from the bow of a cruise ship to Mexico. … until we drove from Muscat to Sur in Oman. A few weeks ago,… Continue reading Sur seaside
Today marks the first whole week we’ve been in Muscat, Oman. The flights from Amsterdam – Abu Dhabi – Muscat were easy peasy though Rob’s beard caused some issues and required extra security checks (sigh). Within 24 hours of arrival in the country, our shipment arrived and a crew of hot and sweaty men emptied the container,… Continue reading a week in Oman
After 7 years of living on the beautiful African continent our 2nd stint (a.k.a: Africa 2.0) came to an end in June. As a way of reflecting on the past 3 years of life in South Africa, Rob and I sat on the couch in my classroom (on the last day of school in June) and… Continue reading africa 2.0 ends
This world is jam-packed with people. According to the World Population Clock there are over 7.4 billion people on this planet at this very moment! All those people make for a loud, busy, and chaotic world. So imagine a time when the world was quiet! No, not “solitude on a beach” quiet or “hiking a mountain” quiet, but… Continue reading peace in namibia
So I continue (though moving from Blogger to Wordpress) to journal this blog as part memory, part lesson, and private diary.
Africa is a gorgeous country. It is a country of diverse landscapes, gorgeous vistas, interesting culture, and amazing people. And this “winter”, we had the opportunity to experience South Africa’s gifts by taking a trip along its Western Cape. After traveling to our respective homes and enjoying a fabulous Northern hemisphere summer, we flew back… Continue reading a southern african journey
Oops… this has been sitting in my draft folder since we went to Zimbabwe in April. I guess the end of the school year chaos caught up to me more than I thought it had. Here’s some words about our awe-inspiring trip to Victoria Falls. It’s not often that I’m without words. I usually have… Continue reading awe at victoria falls