Friday, February 24, 2012

the world at the click of a button

One of the things I find intriguing about blogging is following bloggers in other parts of the world.
So far I haven't flown out of the Pacific, Fiji and Australia are as far as I have been. A mere 3 hours on a plane, oh how I long for a long haul flight. Ever since I was a small girl I have loved plane traveling. The food, the attentive Air Hostesses, the "people watching", the itsy sprite cans, the butterflies of the landing. For me it was as much about the journey as it was the destination.
So I sit here in my world looking forward to the day we as a family will travel.
In the meantime, I get to see the world through my bloggy friends eyes. My favourites are Expat New Zealanders. They see things from  a Kiwi perspective that always has me coming back for more.

So here are the my favorite expats at the mo. Why don't you check them out and give them some NZ loving if you don't already...I know they miss home.
  • I am getting to know England through my friend Stacey's eyes. She also has been doing a bit of traveling around Europe and lets me in on the nursing over there .
  • Also in London and soon to be Italy is Brigitte.  Having lived away from NZ for 10 years Brigitte gives us a look at what its like raising kids away from her home and parents. 
  • The Delightful Gail  is currently residing in the middle of China. I never ever thought I would consider going to China, but after reading about  this legendary family going for work and experiencing the culture...I might just do day.
  • Another expat I follow is Claire who is living and teaching in Korea. Another scary place I would be too freaked out to go. But through the bloggy world I get to see some of it...and suddenly it doesn't seem so scary. 
  • And of course there's Anya, Lisa and Leonie...who give us their take on Brissy in Australia. 
So thanks you guys for helping me get a little perspective on how big...yet small our world is. I look forward to saving up some dosh and getting on a plane and seeing the world with my own eyes...and maybe one day it will be us that will have the pictures of places like:

Big Ben
Eiffel Tower
Chinese New Year
Food in Italy


PaisleyJade said...

I am surprised at how much I love reading about other bloggers adventures in other lands! It's like my own mini travel experience.

Stephen said...

Definitely in the same boat, dreaming about going adventuring overseas. I love reading all your guys' blogs, too, even though I'm a terrible commenter :P.

Clare said...

Oh Jackie, you can always come visit! We have a spare bed, kimchee and warm floors ;) Thanks for this fun post! I love reading about your adventures and the awesome achievements you have... GB

Neetz said...

Oh man.... I love travelling too...
I haven't counted just now..but I'm sure I've been to 10 countries... (just counting on my fingers now)... yes..10 countries :) And would love to get travelling again and seeing some more! I have so enjoyed Stacey's travels as it's like reliving the places all over again! I'm almost tempted to write some of my most memorable moments in a blog... like convincing a guy in the markets of Turkey that I was in fact Russell Crowe's cousin...he ssooo believed me! :) He even gave me one extra square of toilet paper (you paid per square at the public loos)... he gave me his number/name/email address and wanted me to get Russell to send him a picture/autograph!! haha Then there was the time I got so excited thinking I had just seen Cliff Richard drive past in Portsmouth...haha. many fun stories..perhaps I could do that???? lol

kendylsPlace said...

Thanks for the shout out lady! Let me know if there's anything in particular you want to hear about and I'll be sure to post about it!