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Goodbye so soon?

So about this time last year I bought my first car. Despite doing my best to navigate the shitty driving in New Zealand, I was in a very unfortunate accident several weeks ago.… Continue reading

Aren’t the Redwoods from California?

New Years Day we decided to head south. The weather wasn’t going to cooperate, so we just went anyways. First stop, Hobbiton. One of these days, the thrill will wear off, but the… Continue reading

When did 2014 happen?

During my mom’s visit, it rained a lot. It was also a lot cooler than it normally is this time of year. But that didn’t stop us from taking advantage of the sunny… Continue reading

Where Oceans Meet

Over the holidays I was lucky enough to have my mother come to visit from Chicago. It was consistently below zero in Chicago and freezing, so of course, Auckland had a much better… Continue reading

Main Streets

You know what I’m talking about. Michigan Avenue, 95th Street, Broadway, Paseo de la Reforma, Mass Ave, Queen Street, Rodeo Drive. Every town, or part of town you go to there is a… Continue reading

Madrid, or where I learned to drive stick shift

So we had two weekends in Spain. What to do, what to do? My sister had been to Spain, and had lovely things to say about the cities, so we decided to rent… Continue reading

Monte Igueldo

The first night we checked into the hotel, severely jet-lagged, the hotel receptionist told us about a tram that takes us to Monte Igueldo. The view was nice she said. I don’t know… Continue reading

A fortress, dinner in France and a Cider House

Here I was in Spain, working and working away and finally, a wild Weekend appeared! Julie used Travel! It’s super-effective! I probably should have taken this opportunity to rest a bit, really kick… Continue reading

A business trip

So what’s a gal to do when her company wants to send her to Spain? Ask her handsome partner to join her! In my last engineering job, I traveled a decent amount around… Continue reading

I’m back!!

You know those winter blues? Well, turns out it’s universal. Rainy weather, hum-drum of a job routine. It all adds up. For the past couple of months, life has been a little less… Continue reading