Lady around the World

A review of my round-the-world trip in numbers and pictures:

5: Number of countries visited on my trip

1: Number of unexpected layovers in countries I hadn’t planned to visit. Hong Kong was a lot of fun, though!

Hong Kong at night



The last stop on my round-the-world trip was Tokyo, Japan. As the title of this post implies, it was a bit difficult to bridge the language gap there. Not many signs were posted in English and few people spoke my native tongue, but my boyfriend and I didn’t let that stop us from enjoying our time there.

Japanese Garden in Tokyo


Lady of the Long Layover

My round-the-world trip took an unexpected detour in Hong Kong two days ago. Our flight from Auckland was delayed for an hour and a half, and upon arrival in Hong Kong we found ourselves marooned in the former British territory with no flight to Tokyo until the following morning. Cathay put us up in a hotel inside the airport, and we started making lemonade from this handful of layover lemons.


Lady in the Land of the Long White Cloud

As part of my round-the-world trip, I arrived in New Zealand on January 2. My boyfriend and I drove straight from Auckland to the Coromandel Peninsula. The scenery was spectacular. We saw beautiful coastline, rolling hills, farmland, and lots of small towns along the way. We even got chased down a hill by a gigantic sheep!