December 31, 2013
The end of another year is here, so that means that it’s time for my annual “Year of Travel” post. Below you can find out where I was fortunate enough to travel to in 2013. You can also see where I traveled in 2010, 2011, and 2012.
I spent much of the year in beautiful Cape Town, South Africa:
I feel very fortunate to live in such a beautiful city. This year my husband and I made more of an effort to explore Cape Town and its surrounds when our busy schedules permitted.
In April I went for a few days to Grahamstown, South Africa to visit my husband, who was studying for six weeks at Rhodes University. Unfortunately, it rained the whole time that I was in Grahamstown, but that didn’t keep us from exploring the area, including the Big Pineapple in nearby Bathurst:
In June my husband and I finally went on a honeymoon (only a year and a half late). We visited the beautiful island of Zanzibar (off the coast of Tanzania) for a little over a week:
A few weeks after our trip to Zanzibar, my husband and I went to the United States for two months– from mid July to early September. Most of the time, we were carrying out field work in Nome, Alaska:
Before and after our work in Alaska, we also visited my family in New Hampshire:
In September my husband and I spent several days hiking with friends along the beautiful Tsitsikamma Trail in the Eastern Cape, South Africa:
In October my husband and went with friends to Sutherland, South Africa for a long weekend. We primarily went to visit the Southern African Large Telescope (SALT) at the South African Astronomical Observatory (SAAO):
We may or may not have worn Star Trek uniforms during our visit.
I’m looking forward to another good year of travel in 2014. Happy New Year, everyone!