Updated Packing List (kgb)

I posted a picture on Instagram of my ” international” outfit today; my t-shirt from Kyiv, my bra from Mirano, my bag from Barcelona, my pants from Chiang Mai, and the rest is from my original packing from the USA.  I felt inspired to do…

Happy New Year!

It’s not what you wish, it’s what you do. This year we celebrated New Year’s Eve in Chiang Mai. It was a special day, not only because we were in Chiang Mai, but also because it was the first New Years Eve we spent as…

January in Chiang Mai

Welcome to Chiang Mai, Thailand. I am a little late posting our “settling in” blog because of how quick and easy it’s been adjusting to Thailand — honestly, we’ve been so busy.  Chiang Mai has been our fastest to settle into. I’m not sure if…

Tuonane Tena Tanzania

At this point, I feel like a broken record, but I cannot believe our time in Tanzania has come to an end.  When we first planned the trip, I knew when we got to Tanzania, we were entering the more challenging part of the trip.…

Nakutakia Krismasi Njema!

Christmas in Tanzania! Honestly, I couldn’t imagine a more perfect place. Though I did miss our house, I think we did a pretty great job making it a magical Christmas! First up, the tree! Quickly upon arriving in Dar es Salaam we went on a…

Family: Dar es Salaam

Well, Tanzania went WAY too quickly! It was an incredible and very busy month. We had two-weekend trips and Christmas, so our time went too fast. I genuinely wish we had more time in Tanzania, while we are moving on, for now, I do see…

Food: Dar es Salaam

Dar es Salaam was by far one of the easiest cities to settle into from a food perspective. We ate like kings!!  Less than a half mile from the apartment we had two great grocery stores; Village Supermarket and Shoppers Plaza. Both were very traditional…

Faith: Dar es Salaam

Upon arriving in Dar es Salaam, I quickly began to notice the Islamic influences in the city. Then for our first full weekend, we made a trip to  Zanzibar, which is a semi-autonomous region of Tanzania, that is comprised of several small islands about 50-kilometers off…

Meet the Maasai People

While on Safari, we had the opportunity to visit a Maasai village near the Ngorongoro Crater. I was intrigued by their story, so when our Safari driver asked if we wanted to visit — we said yes! Before I tell you about our tour, let me…