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A Thought on Leaving China
So we finally got word last week that we will be leaving China, with a date set for July 18th. I am so excited to get this news because for a long time we have never had a definite date, and now there is an end in sight and we can actually plan for it. If we had known when we first arrived here that we would be staying for almost 11 months there's so many things I would have done differently. But for the past 9 months we've been thinking that we're leaving in just a couple months and I don't feel as though we ever really settled into China fully. For example, I would have gotten a job that was going to last longer, and I would have starte ...
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Turning 28
 My 28th birthday was really wonderful. It landed on a Thursday, so the weekend before my husband planned a trip for us to go to Hong Kong to celebrate. Compared to mainland China, Hong Kong is like going on a little European holiday. It was nice getting a little break from the craziness, eating great food, and drinking delicious wine.On my actual birthday, the 3rd of April, I woke up at my normal time, 6:30. Yes, it's early. However, I've gotten really used to it and I love being awake early with the whole day in front of me. And I can drink my coffee slowly, watch the day begin from our 10th story apartment, have breakfast, and ...
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European Road Trip 2013
So this post is about 10 months late. Last summer we went on an epic, almost 4 month road trip, in a camper van around Europe. We had decided that it was time to abandon sunny Florida and move on to something else and while we figured that out we took the opportunity to do what we love most - travel. Of course, we took thousands of photos, and had really good intentions to get them sorted and posted, but then we got distracted with moving out to China. I did manage to scan and post all the Polaroid photos I took, but it seemed to take some convincing to finally get the digital ones prepped for the web.While on our road trip, Eliot did an ...
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