learning · Oman · settling in · travel

a week in Oman

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

friends · South Africa · travel

the karoo and the beach

“Tricia is coming! Tricia is coming!” Those were the words echoing through the house the week before Spring Break started for us. Not only was Tricia coming, but my friend and colleague, Bronny, had arranged for a trip out of the city–hoorah! With a night arrival, Tricia got here just in time to repack so… Continue reading the karoo and the beach

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

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