“Travel changes you. As you move through this life and this world, you change things slightly, you leave marks behind, however small. And in return, life – and travel – leaves marks on you.”

“There are places that snap you out of your comfortable world view, take your assumptions and your prejudices, and turn them upside down.”

– Anthony Bourdain

By robinlynne322 / February 8, 2018

The Biggest Starbucks in the World!!

In December, Starbucks opened their largest shop in the world in Shanghai, totaling over 33,000 square feet and calling themselves...

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By robinlynne322 / June 1, 2017

Birthdays, Anniversaries, and a trip to the U.S.!

Well Jamie and I just got back from 3 weeks in the U.S. to visit family.  It was a whirlwind...

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By robinlynne322 / October 19, 2016

Finally made it to Singapore!

After all the stress and hassle of packing and moving from South Africa, I finally made it to Singapore to...

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By robinlynne322 / October 13, 2016

Time for me to leave…

I have never been so happy to be sitting in an airport diner.  I am not necessarily happy to be leaving...

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By robinlynne322 / October 8, 2016

Goodbye South Africa…

As I sit here in Johannesburg alone, all I can think about is how ready I am to finish up...

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By robinlynne322 / May 25, 2016

We got married!

The last couple of months since I last wrote have been pretty busy:  finished up planning our wedding, flew to...

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By robinlynne322 / April 8, 2016

What’s there to eat here?

I had an old friend reach out to me through my blog and ask what are the interesting staples from...

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By robinlynne322 / March 30, 2016

We really are normal!

I met a lady just yesterday, who is South African, but also lived in the U.S. for a while and...

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By robinlynne322 / March 29, 2016

My mom and aunt came to South Africa!

This past week my mom and aunt came to visit us!  It was a long trip for them, but a...

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By robinlynne322 / March 7, 2016

Rock the Run 5K!

Jamie and I ran our first organized race here in Johannesburg over the weekend!  It was called "Rock the Run"...

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By robinlynne322 / February 23, 2016

Day Trips to “Harties”

"Harties", as it is informally known to the locals, is a town about 45 km north of Johannesburg, actually called Hartbeespoort....

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By robinlynne322 / February 19, 2016

The Rugby

Rugby is a BIG deal here.  I mean, huge.  It is in most places, actually, except the US.  We got...

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By robinlynne322 / February 18, 2016

“Friends”-giving 2015

I know this is a little late to be posting about Thanksgiving, or a "Friends"-giving as we had, but oh...

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Cape Town Weekend
By robinlynne322 / February 15, 2016

First Trip to Cape Town…

OK, I am not hating on Johannesburg, but most people here can tell you...Cape Town is amazing!  Definitely one of...

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By robinlynne322 / February 14, 2016

Life in SA so far…

My fiancé, Jamie, and I have been living in Johannesburg, South Africa since May 2015.  As he went to work,...

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