(DISCLAIMER: This one is really long. But it’s worth it.) Well, we started the final week (week-plus, really) of our trip with a bang: a five-day trek on the Milford Track. It’s one of the most popular and famous hikes in New Zealand and, because we don’t have any gear (again, I remind you of our … More Week 4: The End of Our Trip to New Zealand 😦
Jon and I took advantage of having a weekend in South Africa to sneak away to Cape Town for a few days. The last few times we went to CT were with family (remember this, this and this?), which were super fun trips, but we thought we’d tackle some of the things on our list that … More Our Last Trip to Cape Town 😦
Well, another chapter has ended. Jon and I left Malawi on Sunday after a whirlwind few weeks of closing everything up. It was really hard to leave, especially knowing that we might not see some of the people we had to say good-bye to for a long time. Sucks. But, we tried to make the … More Tiwonana*, Malawi!
It was time for our last trip in Malawi – our last getaway in a country with lots of amazing places to explore. 😦 We debated if we wanted to go to Lake Malawi, to other nature reserves, to hike Mount Mulanje, etc. There were too many options!! But then we realized: we’d never been … More Our Trip to Tea Country – Satemwa Tea Plantation in Thyolo!
A few weeks ago, Jon and I went to the wedding of one his colleague’s daughters! This was not Jon’s first Malawian wedding but it was mine. I’d been briefed beforehand on the customs, what to expect, etc. And I felt like I was prepared for the fun. Mostly*. Weddings in Malawi are full-day events. … More My First Malawian Wedding!
So, Jon and I got a very exciting opportunity to attend the International AIDS Society‘s conference that occurs every other year, this time in Amsterdam! Jon was at the conference most of the time so I’ll cover the Amsterdam exploration in this post. (Which, let’s be honest, I got to see much more of than … More Amsterdaaaaaammmnnn!
Hi, I’m Ashley Crisp (sister-in-law of Naama and Jon). I live near Pinehurst, NC with Josh (Jon’s brother) and our kiddos – Charley who is 4 and William who is 15 months. A few towns away live Bill and Dale (Jon’s parents). Last month we had the treat of visiting with Aunt Naama for a … More Bill & Dale – Champs for 50 Years! (Guest Blogger!)
After our whirlwind trips to Italy and Israel, I headed to the U.S. for a visit. I was really there for a special anniversary party I wanted to attend but I went ahead and took advantage of the long trip home to do some of my favorite things and see some folks. (Jon, unfortunately, had … More Anniversaries, Birthdays, America – Oh My!
We celebrated her with a beautiful party and she was so very happy! She is still radiant when she reflects about it. Let me tell you how it all started (for me)… We are a big family and family members live in almost every continent. About a year ago, if I remember correctly, I started … More My* Mother is 90 Years Old! (Guest Blogger!)
The second destination on our world tour was Israel, my birthplace and the Land of Milk and Honey, as it is said. (Also, the birthplace of Bamba**, one of the best things ever invented.) My siblings had already arrived so we had a lot of niephews (my term for nieces + nephews; shorter) cuteness to … More Davidai Sibs Take Over Israel