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Sarah and Nick. We leave Manila in July of 2011 for a visit back to the states over the summer.In September we report to Washington, D.C. for Spanish language training before heading to Lima, Peru April 2012.
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  • South Luangwa Animal Inventory 9 hours ago Hi everyone – We just got back from an amazing 4 day safari in Zambia. I’ll be writing a more in-depth post about our experience tomorrow, but in the meantime, I thought I’d do a little inventory of the animals we saw. Here goes… Vultures Lots and Lots of Lions! Giraffes Buffalo Hyenas...
  • Sarah Novak, Government Employee 5 days ago It was a BIG week people. I know I say that a lot, but I really mean it this time. You see, this week was the first time in 8 years that I was back in an office job! Yes, it’s true. After 5 months of waiting, they finally let me start. Of course with […] The post Sarah Novak, Government...
  • Tooth Fairy Hiccup 1 week ago It’s been an exciting start to 2017. Turns out our 5 year old is growing up. Can you believe she lost her first tooth?! It feels so early to be losing teeth already. Whoa. We ran into a bit of a stumbling block with the tooth fairy though. Michelle’s last family (Michelle is the 9 […] The...
  • Christmas Recap + Santa's Big Surprise 3 weeks ago Our first Christmas in Malawi has come and gone and was quite delightful, if I do say so myself. The weather cooperated (mid-80’s, no rain) as did our little lady (mostly). I still struggle with the whole tropical Christmas thing. There’s just something about hot chocolate and sweaters and...
  • The 2016 Novak Staff Appreciation Party 3 weeks ago For those who have been following the blog awhile, you may remember back to the staff appreciation party we threw in 2010 for Rudy, Norma and their families. For some reason we didn’t do this in Lima (one year we were traveling in Galapagos during December and the other I think we were just... Expat Blog Awards 2012: Peru Silver Award!

This blog won the Silver Award for best expat blog in Peru!

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23:40 PM November 21, 2012

Love this blog! Always fun insight into the live and times of a family finding their way around new countries and cultures while holding onto what matters, family and friends from Minnesota all the way to Peru and in between.

Joyce Novak
16:02 PM November 24, 2012

I recommend this blog for the Gold. As a former FS employee who never had blogs or cell phones or skype this is the best way in the world to keep track on what is going on in the country they are living in. It's fun to read and know it takes her hours to put these things on Facebook. And an excellent way to keep us in touch with our granddaughter.

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