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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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  • Birthday Fun at Fawn-Doe-Rosa! 1 month ago As many of you know, Thursday was my birthday. The big 3-5. WHOA. To celebrate this momentous day, I crammed in a whole bunch of my favorite things – Caribou mocha-drinking, garage-saling, movie-watching – in addition to one new adventure, a trip to Fawn-Doe-Rosa Animal Park. Fawn-Doe-Rosa is...
  • Happiness is... 4 months ago Being on the farm. Getting to pick with your very own “Nia-sized” container. Finding the “perfect” berry. Strawberry juice running down your chin. Eating a few strawberries right from the plant. Being out in nature with people you love. xoxo The post Happiness is… appeared first on...
  • Shiver Me Timbers! 4 months ago Ahoy mateys! We had the pleasure of venturing out on a pirate ship on the mighty seas (of the Potomac) this weekend. This kid-oriented 1-hour cruise was ridiculously fun, for adults and kids alike. Upon boarding, we worked on our pirate vocabulary, mastering words like scallywag, booty and arggghh!...
  • A Touch of Home 6 months ago Last night we had the amazing good fortune of seeing MN-based singer/songwriter Peter Mayer perform in concert. My first introduction to Peter was back around 2000 when I saw him in a coffeehouse performance at St. Ben’s. I became an insta-fan and have been following his work ever since. Early...
  • Snow Day Fun! 6 months ago DC got somewhere around 5 inches of snow last night and because it’s DC and they don’t deal with snow well, they closed the government and the schools for the day. We decided to take advantage of the fresh snowfall by heading out to play with our neighbors. It was … The post Snow Day Fun!... Expat Blog Awards 2012: Peru Silver Award!

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

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Website Reviews » There are 2 reviews on Novakistan

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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