Beautiful and quaint Yangshou, China: Thrown into culture head first!

Posted on June 4th, 2013 by BreAnn

When we arrived to the quaint little town of Yangshou, China, we were faced head-on with Chinese culture and small town life. Experiencing markets that sell live animals and dog meat, learning how to dodge traffic like we were characters in “frogger,” and enjoying a home cooked meal with a Chinese family…. Yea, this was […]

Japanese customs & our experience staying in a REAL Japanese home!

Posted on April 15th, 2013 by BreAnn

The Japanese are people with many deep-rooted traditions and rituals. It was fascinating to read and learn about many behaviors, customs, and habits of the culture before actually arriving to Japan, and then to actually experience them in person! We had the amazing opportunity to stay with a Japanese family for a whole weekend in […]

Living a “full life” and deciding what’s most important in yours (a motivational story)

Posted on April 7th, 2013 by BreAnn

Nǐ hǎo!  Greetings from Hong Kong! Sorry… you may be confused as to our whereabouts (if you haven’t been “stalking” our RTW map, haha!!) The last blog post was from Japan, and I still have a couple more Japan posts I’m currently working on . . . I’m just a little behind in my writing […]

Finland…almost like home! (Wisconsin)

Posted on August 20th, 2008 by BreAnn

Last weekend I went to Jyväskylä, Finland to Martti’s hometown for his sister’s wedding. We went for a few days extra—making it an extended weekend (August 7-11), which ended up being a REALLY nice relaxing getaway for the both of us. Getting there from Spain and coming back, however, was a bit of a BIG […]

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