I'm a planner. But, usually my planning tends to stress me out because I get worked up about every little detail. My husband has taught me that not all things need to be stressed about nor planned to the minute. (Well, it's something I'm working on). A week before our honeymoon to New Zealand, we… Continue reading Off to New Zealand!
My parents encouraged Bryce and I to arrive at the airport three hours before our flight to Hawaii (en route to New Zealand). "With the government shutdown, you just never know!" my mom said. "Sea-Tac seems to be operating normally from what I've heard but who knows, maybe the TSA workers will decide on your… Continue reading TSA and the burritos
On our way to and from Calí, Colombia, one of our layovers was in Panama City. They call themselves the gateway to the Americas, as the airport is a major hub. I always get a tinge of sadness whenever I have a mere layover in a new city, especially when it it's in country I've… Continue reading The thing about layovers
We arrived in Panama City, our first layover (out of three) on our way home to Seattle from Colombia. It was a Sunday morning and I was hungry. Why was it taking us "so long" to get off of the plane? Bryce and I were seated in the middle of the plane and finally the… Continue reading Like a scene from Narcos
The most beautiful place in Colombia that I visited was the gardens of a sugarcane farm outside of Calí. It was peaceful. The sun was shining brightly but it wasn't too hot yet since we arrived in the morning. There were butterflies and birds chirping. (Yes, I do not like birds, but I guess the… Continue reading The sugarcane farm
When Bryce and I drove back to our place from the airport after a week in Colombia, the first thing I noticed in the car ride was that I did not recognize any of the songs on the radio. "Is this Adele?" I asked Bryce, who had no better idea than I did. The song… Continue reading Back to reality — and new music
It took us more than 26 hours of travel to get from Seattle, Washington, USA to Calí, Colombia. From house to house, it took about 30 hours of travel! We left our place in Seattle around 5:30 am the Saturday morning before Christmas. We arrived at Bryce's grandma's house in Calí around 11:30 am Sunday… Continue reading What 26+ hours of travel looks like