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I’m back!

I know I know. I haven’t written since I’ve moved back to the states! I moved to San Francisco, CA  in February 2014 and even though the posts stopped, the exploring never did! Last year, I went to Eastern Europe (Czech Republic, Slovenia, and Croatia), New York, and Australia! I’ve been re-inspired to start up my blogging again after I saw the Places Pins on Pinterest!

Isn’t this amazing? All of my travel pins on a map! What an easy way for me to now share my travels and guides! This is my first travel guide, but I’m going to add all my travels from last year onward so that I can have them accompany my posts!  I encourage y’all to do the same!

Be on the lookout for more!

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2012 in review

Whoa, people from 55 different countries visited my blog this year? That’s insane!!!

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 5,000 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 8 years to get that many views.

Click here to see the complete report.

Look at them Australians!


Originally uploaded by ngakristine

There are some pretty strange things going on here. On my search to find housing, I’ve trekked through Carlton, Fitzroy, Brunswick, Parkville, and Northcote. Carlton, Fitzroy and Brunswick are all fun neighborhoods…quirky and dirty….even more so than SF’s Haight St if you can imagine. But anyways…lots of street art and vintage, hipster shopping to do…love it. But then there are also oodles of hipsters lurking around…I’m not quite used to the fashion yet, but it’s interesting. A few of the things I’ve noticed…people don’t wear shoes? I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve seen people walking around without shoes…how unhygienic! Another strange thing…there was a young kid…around my age walking around in his little briefs, jocks as the Aussies call them, barefoot of course. He was just walking with some friends in Brunswick…not a care in the world. Now I will admit, I don’t mind this so much…seeing as those little jocks really do showoff a man’s legs quite nicely, lol, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t unusual.

This actually might be quite exciting…finding out all the silly things that Australians do around here.

And in the beginning…

So I’m jumping on the blogging wagon about 4 years late, or maybe more? I’ve never had much to blog about but now that I’m preparing for my big move to the land ‘Down Under,’ I thought it’d be appropriate to keep all you guys updated on my experience.

Not entirely sure what this blog will be about, but for those who know me…it will most likely be centered around food (nom nom nom), school and the new things I have to learn adapting to a new country.  This blog will serve as my outlet for addressing whatever I see fit and for keep all you stateside kids in the know.  Enjoy!