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.
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
Busan Visa Run
90 Days in Japan
This week saw us reach the 90 days limit of our initial tourist visas for Japan and as mine and the kids "Dependent Visas" haven't been issued yet we had to leave the country by Thursday, or become over-stayers. Angela's company arranged a trip for me and the kids out of Japan ... Sat, 09 Nov 2013 14:59:00
Phone Shopping - Part 2
Just in case you haven't read the first post about our experience of getting a phone contract in Japan, you can read it here, just so you get the full story that goes with this post I would recommend reading it first if you already haven't.As you are aware, we have been having all sorts of issues g... Fri, 27 Sep 2013 14:35:00
Getting a Mobile Phone in Japan
Anyone who has spent time in Russia will know how complicated some of the simple things in life can be, but that all pales in comparison to getting a new mobile phone contract in Japan.
When we arrived we went down to the Softbank Roppongi store, as we knew they had English speaking staff so wo... Tue, 24 Sep 2013 12:35:00
Bargain Shopping in Tokyo
Bargain and Tokyo are generally not words one would use in the same sentence given the city's reputation as one of the fashion capital's of the world and its regular appearance in the top placed cities in the Most Expensive Cities to Live lists. However, if you spend a little time digging around ... Mon, 23 Sep 2013 12:37:00