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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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  • Nia Sees First-hand How the "Circle of Life" Works 1 week ago Hi everyone – Sorry for the break in posting. We’ve been busy showing my parents the best of Africa. Of course, no trip to Africa would be complete without a safari, so after a few days in Lilongwe, that’s exactly where we took them. We took them to South Luangwa National Park in Zambia for...
  • Nia's 10-year-old OBSESSION 2 months ago I’ve noticed a fascinating new trend lately. My daughter is no longer interested in playing with children her own age, she has become obsessed with befriending “Big Girls”, especially ones who are about 10 years of age or so. This is not super surprising, because she’s long been obsessed...
  • Reading Day Fun! 2 months ago This past Friday was Reading Day at Nia’s school. Each year on this day, students dress up as their favorite book character and bring a corresponding book. Nia insisted on being “Shine” from the relatively new “Shimmer and Shine” series on Nickelodeon. For those who aren’t up on their...
  • Making Magic with Mud and Bricks 2 months ago You should be impressed with me because on Saturday I helped build a house out of literally 2 things – mud and bricks. And in the 8 hours we worked on it, the house went from looking like this…. to this! How cool is that?? This was old-school building, Africa-style. And I actually genuinely...
  • The 4th and Final Miller Girl Wedding 3 months ago I’m pretty sure my Dad breathed a sigh of relief as Jenna Miller, the 4th and final Miller gal to get married, walked down the aisle last Saturday. With all 4 of us officially handed off and the ‘no return’ policy in place, I think he’ll finally be able to sit back and relax a […] The... Expat Blog Awards 2012: Peru Silver Award!

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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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