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Being Back in Madrid
Jun 25

Being Back in Madrid
By Vicky

I studied abroad in Madrid in 2009 and had the absolute time of my life. I stayed with a host family that was so warm, hospitable and giving, enjoyed finally taking non-business related courses, and made friends that I hope to keep for a lifetime….

Renting an Apartment in Penang, Malaysia
Apr 12

Renting an Apartment in Penang, Malaysia
By Vicky

After our 40 day apartment rental in Thailand we knew we wanted to do this again. In January and February we spent a lot of time traveling around Australia and New Zealand and wanted to settled down somewhere for a bit to get some work…

Disappointed by Kuala Lumpur
Apr 6

Disappointed by Kuala Lumpur
By Vicky

I had high expectation for Kuala Lumpur. Not that I thought it would be my favorite city in the world or anything but I expected it to have the same effect on me that Bangkok did. I was amazed and in awe by Bangkok. The…

Visiting Magical Hobbiton
Mar 28

Visiting Magical Hobbiton
By Vicky

I never expected myself to be a fan of the Hobbit movies. For years I scoffed at the Lord of the Rings trilogy confident that the whole mystical fantasy movie genre was simply not for me. And then something happened. I decided to open my…

Three Days in the Abel Tasman Region
Mar 25

Three Days in the Abel Tasman Region
By Vicky

The Abel Tasman National Park is located on the northern tip of New Zealand’s South Island and has a 51 km coastal track which snakes around the various beaches, coves and bays. We made a last minute decision to head there, after an American couple…

Rob Roy Glacier Hike – My Favorite Hike in New Zealand
Mar 22

Rob Roy Glacier Hike – My Favorite Hike in New Zealand
By Vicky

There is no shortage of hikes and great walks in New Zealand. The entire country is simply an outdoor fantasy land. While we were there we didn’t do any multiple days hikes, opting for day trips instead, but of the ones we did the Rob…

Waihi Bush Music Festival – My First Music Festival
Mar 19

Waihi Bush Music Festival – My First Music Festival
By Vicky

In all my 25 years I had never once been to a music festival. It was time for that to change. That’s where the Waihi Bush Music Festival comes in. We flew in to Christchurch, New Zealand from Australia and met up with my friend…

5 Day Tasmania Road Trip
Mar 10

5 Day Tasmania Road Trip
By Vicky

When my parents and I were planning our Australia trip we knew we wanted to spent half the time in Sydney, with friends and family and the other half exploring some new places. First we had our sights set on renting an apartment by the…

Things to do in Sydney
Mar 6

Things to do in Sydney
By Vicky

Sydney is an incredibly beautiful and cosmopolitan Australian city. Though it has a fairly compact city center it has a slew of other neighboring areas to check out and you simply can’t go wrong by just taking in the gorgeous beaches. There is something for…

Brunch at the Sydney Fish Market
Feb 28

Brunch at the Sydney Fish Market
By Vicky

Naturally being a food lover one of the things I look forward to most when exploring a new country is wandering through the various markets. So when my mom’s friend offered that we meet up for brunch at the Sydney Fish Market I was thrilled….