Author Archives: Todd

Hawaii: The closest Pearson Testing Center…

Normally when I fly to Hawaii I am really excited and pumped.  I have to admit that I was less excited that normal because it is an eight hour flight over all these cool remote Pacific islands to get to … Continue reading

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Why even have an apartment when you have never spent 5 nights in a row there?

We came back from the South Island the last weekend of October, and Katy had three shifts before we started our next adventure.  Katy had 14 days off to take a licensure exam in Hawaii, which was a one day … Continue reading

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Campervan Trip to the South Island Part 2

Now the blog is only 45 days behind actual time and you can read about the first part of our South Island foray.  We woke up on the fifth day of our trip in Hokitika and we headed up the … Continue reading

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Time to Explore the North Island of New Zealand

Don’t worry, this blog is only two months overdue. I might eventually dig myself out of the large blogging hole I have dug for myself. We spent the first two weeks of our time in New Zealand getting sorted.  The twelve … Continue reading

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Campervan Trip to the South Island

The next two posts were written 6 weeks after the fact so they are more in history mode than the standard in real time mode.  That means they are boring and dry. We came back from Rotorua, and Katy had … Continue reading

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Moving to New Zealand in 12 Boxes

Taking off from Denver, one last look at the mountains We have started a new adventure, living in New Zealand for a year. We were unsure how the adventure was going to start because Katy was successful in getting her … Continue reading

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Istanbul is Hot in August, the Pool at the Ritz is not

Our third day in Istanbul denoted when we were down to only one week of honeymoon left. We went down to breakfast, and they remembered our breakfast drink order, one coffee with cream and one Turkish tea, and brought it … Continue reading

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We Made it to Europe-Istanbul

We had an early flight, 630am, from Bishkek to Istanbul so we called up our Yandex.Taxi app, and a driver was at our door within 10 minutes. The Bishkek airport was hopping this early in the morning, and it was … Continue reading

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Horse Rectum for Dinner in Kyrgyzstan?

Where is Kyrgyzstan?  I am not going to act like I was able to pick it out on a map with a high degree of certainty before Katy and I decided to go there. It is between Kazakhstan and China; … Continue reading

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Thoughts and Musings on Mongolia

I am breaking this post into two parts. The first are things I learned about Mongolia from talking to people that I found interesting and couldn’t fit into other posts. The second part are my thoughts on the country in … Continue reading

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