After a brief flirtation with Japan in the early '90's, and some occasional trips to Australia since, I have had an unrequited love affair with Japan and general desire to explore the world for the next 20 years while reality prevailed and I found myself pretty much stuck in my home country of New Zealand (not that is an entirely bad thing...).After a chance opportunity arose in mid 2012 to relocate our family to Moscow, Russian Federation I finally set off on my OE with my family in tow. It has been an amazing journey that has seen us experience life in Russia, Japan and now Finland, as well as visiting around a dozen countries so far in our adventure to date.While my family situation has changed along the way, I am continuing to explore the world with my tri-lingual son and enjoy sharing the adventures we have had with my followers.
Sunday September 23rd, 2012 will be a day we remember for a long time. On this day we exited holiday mode in Dubai, and made our way to Moscow, arriving mid afternoon. Well, nothing could have prepared us for Moscow, after the modernity, cleanliness, efficiency and order of Dubai,[…]
While I will try and update you on our initial experiences in Russia over the next few days, this is like a Fast Forward post of an experience Jimmy and I had last night. We decided that after the dramas of a new school and the issues Molly had with[…]
Das Vidanya Aotearoa Well after a life changing decision for Angela to take up a position at a preschool in Moscow, Russia we finally managed to tidy up most loose ends at home, pack the most essential items into 120kg of baggage allowance and make it to the airport on[…]