We've arrived in Crete! Heraklion is a beautiful city. We spent the morning walking around by the water. There was a mix up in the days for our workaway, so we will be leaving a day early to go to our first host. Hopefully we will make it back to Heraklion at the end of … Continue reading Heraklion
After climbing hills and sitting on rooftops to admire the Acropolis from afar, today we went up and saw the Parthenon. It was definitely worth seeing up close! Fun story: After taking this picture, Nick was asked to take a photo of a woman traveling by herself. Knowing that Nick doesn't really like being responsible … Continue reading The Acropolis
Yesterday we went on a free walking tour around the city with a historian. We visited many of the places we had already seen, but this time we were able to get some history about each place. Sadly, many of the landmarks don't have signs in English, so before our tour we could only admire … Continue reading Athens Free Walking Tour
Last night we walked to the top of Mount Lycabettus to catch the sunset. At the top, there is a small chapel and a restaurant. We enjoyed the view until sunset, then we walked back down.
Nick and I left Beijing Thursday morning and are now in Athens. Like many of our friends before us, we have decided to travel before coming home. Traveling in between living abroad and moving home makes sense. Right now we don't have debt, a job with limited vacation time, pets, a house, or any responsibilities … Continue reading What’s Next?
It has been awhile...but here is an update, and hopefully the first of many new blog entries. When I signed up to teach English six years ago, I said it would be for one year. One year to see what life would be like living outside of the United States, and really, outside of the … Continue reading Final Laowai Days
Our journey into the jungle started with a small van ride to the river. From there, we got all of our tickets and photo permits before getting onto our small boat for the three hour ride up to the entrance of the National Park. About ten seconds after getting into the boat, the two Swiss … Continue reading Taman Negara and Cameron Highlands