South Africa · travel

a southern african journey

  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

family · friends · South Africa · travel

travelling tales

After 18 months of living in South Africa we hadn’t travelled around much. Though we’ve explored the city’s great restaurants, bars, and shops, we’d never explored the highlights outside of the city–safari, wineries, coastal regions, etc. So… when Bomma said she was coming to visit us, we decided to get the heck out of town… Continue reading travelling tales

safari · settling in · South Africa

the good, the bad, and the soaking wet

As I sit here on the last days of my October holiday, I have time (mixed with the desire to procrastinate on report card writing) to sit back and take stock of the amazing adventures we’ve had in the last few months. I do this while my senses are at their peak: my tongue is… Continue reading the good, the bad, and the soaking wet

Indonesia · safari · travel

brilliant Borneo

We are very lucky. We know that. To live our crazy, whirlwind-of-a-lifestyle, though, we give up a lot–the joys and challenges of living near family and friends, the familiarity of “home”, the safety and ease of completing paperwork and having appointments in our “home” languages, and missing nearly every special event. In exchange for all… Continue reading brilliant Borneo