living la vida

Hello,

I’m back!  I know that blogs aren’t read anymore as much as they used to be.  Nevertheless I decided to keep posting and come up with one post a month, so that I can keep practicing my English.   I’ll try to keep it entertaining.

My life has changed so much since my last update.  I don’t even know what to begin with.  

You are probably asking did I stop blogging?

A reason I can think of at the moment is that I felt a bit unsure, insecure about revealing my life too much online, another factor was that I worked while in Angola.

Anyhow, along the years I have made many friends and created beautiful memories.  Unfortunately  many of my friends are far away from where I live.

Friendships - is not the only change in my life.  I had the opportunity to hike Mount Kilimanjaro, in Tanzania.  It was my first trip away from my little boy, two years old at the time.

It was an unforgettable experience.  I hiked and climbed with a dear friend for six beautiful, peaceful days.  We had two guides and 10 porters who helped us reach our goal.  

I still remember like it was yesterday, the cold night before our ascend to the top of the mountain.   The stars seemed so  bright and big on the clear, dark, blue sky.  I told my friend - we are literally sleeping in the sky tonight. 

Although not as romantic, I remember shivering and crawling into my sleeping bag with a hot bottle of water which I hugged to warm up, and wonder why did I choose to take on this adventure...  It was one of my best adventures, which I’d repeat in a heart beat.

I forgot to mention that we also had a cook, whose job was to just prepare food for us.  I loved the pancakes he cooked, we ate them with honey and peanut butter along with a hot cup of tea.  Yes we drank a lot of hot tea during the day.

I will never forget the peanut butter, it was the tastiest peanut butter I have ever eaten.  At the hotel we ate the most delicious home made burger, it had avocado, bacon and perfectly cooked meat.

As a family we were fortunate to take a few trips out of Angola:

From Angola to Moldova to Japan, where we visited Disneyland in Tokyo, from where we took the fast train to Kyoto.  Japan has the cleanest metros I have ever seen, people aren't allowed to eat nor to search the internet while on board.  We had the longest flight back to Angola via Frankfurt.

In Australia we visited Sydney and Perth.  My impressions about Australia are super high. The country is very child friendly,  with lots of awesome playgrounds (scientifically oriented too), every grocery store has a - pick a free piece of fruit per child, sign.  Formidable!

We also visited South New Zealand where we rented a car and drove all the way to the South and back to  Christchurch, from where we flew to Wellington.  Despite the ongoing construction in Christchurch, we loved the city.  We ate the best Asian food we have ever had.  In Wellington we hiked and visited sights. 

In Africa we traveled as well, a few times to South Africa, where we climbed Table Mountain and Namibia where we took a Safari trip with my in laws.  Stefan was fascinated by the animals, we got to see Rhinos, Lions, Elephants and all sorts of beautiful happy animals roaming around Etosha Park.

However the most significant change in the last two years for us is our little baby girl.  Our family has expanded.  She will be one year old in December.  My son is all over her, and mesmerized by the fact that I had carried them both in my belly.

I don't want to bore you with my long post, I'll return with another one soon. 
Etosha National Park, Namibia

SYDNEY

Auckland


 Mount Rose

Reno 2016 

 USA
Nine months pregnant.  



  












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