Adventures of a kiwi family who left behind a life in the country living in a solar powered home on a 8Ha lifestyle block with no neighbours, for life in a 4th floor apartment in Moscow, with more residents in our apartment complex than lived in our whole town.
We share our adventures, our experiences, trials, tribulations and general observations of life in Moscow. There will also be plenty of advice on what to do in Moscow with a young family and how to avoid the high cost of living here.
About me: I am a 40+ self employed architectural designer, married with 2 young kids. I have spent pretty much all of my life in New Zealand with a couple of brief stints in Japan in my early 20's. In mid 2012 in a life altering moment my wife applied for a job in Moscow an a week later was hired, so now we have packed up our lives in NZ and shipped off to Moscow for the adventure of a lifetime. We now have no idea of what life has in stall for us, so are looking forward to the unexpected.
Pets In The City
Perhaps Sex In The City would have been more fun to write about, but unfortunately being married and all there isn't a lot to write about, so Pets In The City it is. Having come from a rural environment where we had 4 cats, 3 dogs, 1 pig, 4 horses, 30 chooks, 1 pig, 1 goat and about 30 sheep, the... Sat, 08 Mar 2014 13:15:00
A Day at the Sumo
One of the quintessential images I think we all have of Japan is of those larger than life characters called Sumo Wrestlers, and while Sumo may not be a sport that resonates with us all, it is one of those classical Japanese experiences that anyone who travels to Japan harbours a desire to see. W... Tue, 11 Feb 2014 14:32:00
6 Months in Japan
Wow, it is hard to believe that this week marks 6 months since our arrival in Japan, about the same time that we had spent in Moscow last year. That time seems to have flown by here, probably I guess due to the more hospitable environment in Tokyo and a boss who actually cares about his staff and... Thu, 06 Feb 2014 16:00:00
Top 10 Things To Do In Tokyo on a Budget
I have recently submitted a post to the Expat Blog Awards 2013 about experiencing Tokyo on a budget and getting a feel for what it is like to live here.
As there is a prize up for grabs, (like in cold hard cash......) I'd appreciate it if you have been enjoying my blogs here to pop on over to ... Tue, 17 Dec 2013 03:43:00
Tokyo Motor Show
Today I saw the future... and I think I like it...
The last week has seen the 43rd Tokyo Motor Show on at the Tokyo Big Sight, so I took the opportunity today to check it out with Jimmy. Unfortunately Molly has been holed up with a case of tonsillitis, so she wasn't up to coming so had to leave ... Sat, 30 Nov 2013 14:48:00