Touching Down in Port Moresby somehow felt like coming home… Even though it was only my second time in the country.
While I was in Papua New Guinea during my spring break, I spent half of my time by the beach, and half of it in the capital, Port Moresby. No joke in saying that I could live there and am definitely made for the tropics.
Another spring break, another trip back to my mom’s house here in Papua New Guinea. I’m currently in the capital, Port Moresby and got back from 4 days at Doini Island in Millen Bay Provence yesterday morning. Not even kidding when I say that it was p a r a d i s e. Here’s a summary of my trip in journal entries and pictures. Enjoy!
March 26th 2017 // 12 something pm
We just got to the beach (Doini Island) via helicopter. It was mesmerizing. I’m gonna go strip then jump straight into the ocean. We’ve got the whole, crystal blue-watered island all to ourselves… there isn’t a single other guest here. I am so at peace and happy.
Hey! As a lot of you probably know, I spent my winter break in at home in Heidelberg, Germany. Only slightly biased ( 😉 ) but it’s the most beautiful city in the world and I love it with all my heart. If you’re ever in Germany, please go check it out, it’s so underrated, and I promise, you won’t regret it. I wasn’t too lucky with the weather this trip, (hence all of the fog) but I’m still so happy with how these pictures turned out. I’ll link some posts of my previous trips there below.
Here are some very long overdue pictures I took while I was there in December, Enjoy! ❤
Perk of being Eurasian: Celebrating the traditional holidays from both of your cultures. #mixedkidlife
Eid in the summer and Christmas in the winter, and I am DEFINITELY not complaining. I spent Christmas this year with my family in Germany and it was (as usual), filled with presents, good food, family, champaign, smiles, and good conversation. You can read last year’s post here.
So traditionally, I don’t actually really celebrate Christmas. When I’m here, in Heidelberg, however, I go all out. I can confidently say that this year I was part of the Christmas hype and first hand witnessed the stress of Christmas shopping (or in my case creating), decorating the Christmas tree, baking Christmas cookies, and even singing Christmas carols… even though we sounded awful.
Currently: lying on my sofa dying of the flu. I blame having to leave Korea so soon.
On the 23rd of November the MUN ‘family’ met at the Fukuoka airport at 9 am, we were literally buzzing with excitement and couldn’t stop talking about how much fun we were going to have, hoping we’d get partnered with good roomies, and talking about how cold it would be in comparison to the 12 degrees we consider freezing here in Fukuoka.
Two whole days on the beach and by the pool were exactly what I needed. I went back to Malaysia for fall break this year, as always, it was so good to be home and see all my family and especially my cousins who are all growing up so fast *wipes away tear*.
This time we decided to take a little three day trip to Penang (which is also where my grandma lives) and spent two nights at the Lone Pine Hotel. It was SUCH a nice place to be and made me realize how much I actually miss Malaysia, sometimes I really wish I lived there haha.
I spent last weekend in Osaka, mostly to renew my German passport but also just to spend a day chilling in the city. It was a new place for me and is quite a bit bigger than Fukuoka… that plus my poor orientation skills aren’t really a good combination, so I was lost like 90% of the time I was alone hahah… Thankfully I got to meet up with friends who knew what they were doing for most of the day. I had such a good time and definitely want to go back soon.
Luleå, Sweden was the last travel stop of my summer and I had the most amazing time. Me and my best friend since seventh grade reunited and it was like we never separated. We had so much fun and are already planning next years ‘meet up’ haha.
We swam in the cold lake right outside of her house, even though it was 12 degrees and cloudy outside (10/10 summer) lay topless in sauna’s, went kayaking and canoeing, cuddled with the dog, cooked, baked, ate… a lot, went bowling, went shopping, and so much more… We also finished all of the Saw movies, which I would definitely reccomend to everyone with a strong stomach because they’re surprisingly actually so good hahah
Here’s my week of amazing memories in some pictures. Enjoy!
Our last and my favorite stop on this trip was the town of Monterosso in Cinque Terre, Italy. The beach-town vibe of this place, the houses in the hills and the clear blue ocean water was just what I needed to finish my summer break and I had such an amazing time.
We drove through Pisa on our way from Florence to Monterosso, and decided to stop at the leaning tower, pretty much just to take a picture and to see it lol (offered to help like 5 people attempting to make the tower look like it was leaning on them). It wasn’t that great to be honest… glad I saw it though haha.
As I said in my previous posts, we spent a day in Rome while staying in Florence since it was just an hour away by train. So we got up reallllyyy early, ate breakfast, then got onto the train that would take us to the capital.
Without any exaggeration I can honestly say that I want to live in Rome. The people, the scenery, the city itself, and just the entire atmosphere was so beautiful and just felt perfect.