Are you tired of hearing about New Zealand? I hope not because I have so many more thoughts and stories to share! Despite being on the other side of the world, New Zealand felt familiar to me. The country's time zone is "so far away" from us -- Pacific Standard Time here in Seattle --… Continue reading New Zealand: feeling kind of at home
So, I thought I'd chronicle my New Zealand travels in order of the places I visited, the things I did and the people -- and animals! -- I met, but it looks like I'm just going to write about whatever I am in the mood to write about. Today, it is Milford Sound. We visited… Continue reading Milford Sound: Unlike anywhere I’d ever been
Being back from our New Zealand trip for a week, there have been two recurring questions from friends, family, colleagues and strangers — just kidding, I haven't gone around pushing my NZ travel stories on strangers, yet! — which have been: What was your favorite thing about the country? (Or, a similar question like "What… Continue reading All about New Zealand food, sort of.
Three days ago, I was in Auckland, bidding farewell to New Zealand's summer. Two days ago, I was swimming at Ala Moana beach in Hawaii. One day ago, I was back home in Seattle, where Snowmaggedon/Snowpocalypse 2019 had hit hard for the third time in a week. It's unusual for Seattle to get so much… Continue reading Back to an unexpected reality
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
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