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Museo Nazionale di San Martino in Naples, Italy


When we went back to Naples, a place where I lived twice in my childhood for a total of six years, I did more than relive memories.  Thanks to a friend I made during our time in Hawaii, who was then stationed in my hometown, I got to see a new side of Napoli.  Places I had not yet seen in a place that still retains the title of the ‘longest place I have ever lived’.  This museum is on top of a hill above the funicolare and overlooks the bay of Naples and the Castello Nuovo.  My favouite aspects were all the details, colours and history that encompassed every part of the museum.  I think the skulls outside were probably my favourite aspect as we viewed it in the bright sunny afternoon.  We took so many photographs and saw so much it became worth every second we spent.  I just found it amazing that even in places you call ‘home’, you can still play tourist and be mesmerised by such beauty. I will let the photographs now do the talking.  Continue reading

Three Places

theplacesIt is the last Tuesday of another month which means it is time for our Themed Travel Tuesday post.  Do not worry, you can still link up with any travel posts if you do not have one that fits the theme.  It is also our last week with our amazing Travel Tuesday cohosts, Tina and Melanie.  They have gone above and beyond over the last three months and this link up would not be what it is today without them.  The next Travel Tuesday co-hosts will be announced further along in this post.  But first lets talk about themes! This month’s prompt stated:

“Share three places… the place you have been that you have loved the most, the place you cannot wait to visit and something about the place you live in.”

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Street Art in Brighton, England


One of my most favourite things about being in Brighton, England was being able to finally say I had seen a Banksy street art piece in person. There are a few in Brighton and the city boasts many interesting pieces that will continue to change through out the year.  Here are some of my favourites from Brighton as captured by my iPhone with the Hipstamatic app.    Continue reading

On the Road Again


Welcome to Travel Tuesday! If this is your first time hopping and linking up with us, check out all the details at the bottom of the post.  Today I have Vanessa (aka Van) from On the Road Again blog.  Vanessa has been linking up with us for quite a while on Travel Tuesday and is my sponsor this month for April.  As a hairstylist I love her style and love for hair colours and her taste in frames.  I also love that we share in common the love for the Balticas and Scandanvia. Without further adeiu I will let her introduce herself to you all. Continue reading

Glimpses of Hawaii


Hawaii is never far from my mind but has been in my thoughts since the weekend.  I decided that for Travel Tuesday today I wanted to share some of the last photographs I took before leaving the island of Oahu.  I wanted to capture some of the details of things I often took for granted of seeing every day during our years living the island life.  While I did not capture everything I wish I had on photograph, I am so glad I took the ones that I did.  How often do we live or travel somewhere and not take photographs of something simply because we see it all the time?  It can be so much fun to just go outside and force yourself to see through brand new eyes and notice all the little things that make a place so beautiful and special.

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Expat Life for a Third Culture Kid


“A Third Culture Kid (TCK) is a person who has spent a significant part of his or her developmental years outside the parents’ culture. The TCK frequently builds relationships to all of the cultures, while not having full ownership in any.  Although elements from each culture may be assimilated into the TCK’s life experience, the sense of belonging is in relationship to others of similar background.” 

– David C. Pollock

My So-called Ex-pat Life

In just two months we will be celebrating our three year anniversary as an expat family in England.  It seems not so long ago that we were in the US of A, wishing we could be living overseas.  Continue reading

Travel Health: Bimuno Travelaid


This is a photograph taken with my dear friend Rungnapa on my second trip to Thailand in 2006.  We first met when my husband and I were teaching English for the summer in Bangkok.  While he could not be here for this trip, I wanted to show him the amazing Thai food he was missing back in California.  Purposely we had the photo taken after we had just finished an amazing meal at Mama’s, a place we had frequented back in 2004. It is hard to have a bad meal when traveling in Thailand with the different flavourable tastes and wide variety of vegetables and fruit from the region in south east Asia. Continue reading