We started off by escaping the brutal winter with a January long weekend in Puerto Rico. Our trip coincided with the Festival of San Sebastian - which was just an excuse to party and drink Pina Coladas all day long.
In February, we flew to Paris on insanely cheap flights. We discovered the City of Lights through conventional and not-so-conventional means (hello Da Vinci Code!). I bought my first pair of Repettos and fell in love with beautiful french labels, Les Petite and Comptoir des Contonniers.
I jetted home to Kuala Lumpur in March for my best friend's colourful wedding. But not before stopping over in Seoul for a few days of sightseeing, partying and peering into North Korea.
|Do you spy the Pakistanis?|
We celebrated the onset of summer by spending Memorial Day in Boston. We hung out in Harvard, ate amazingly (highlight: Oya) and we saluted the original tea-partiers with an exquisite high tea at the Taj.
|My favourite New England outfit|
After hosting and entertaining nearly 10 sets of visitors from June to August, we were grateful for a quick escape to Philadelphia in late August and to Chicago in September for Labor Day.
November saw us fly for over 24 hours back to sunny Sydney and Adelaide to visit family and friends. The trip was sadly too short and by the time we recovered from the jetlag, we were back on a plane to celebrate Thanksgiving in Istanbul. I do not kid when I say I ate my weight in turkish delight during our stay.
|I was camera-free in Sydney and only have this grainy pic to show|
As you can understand, we decided to stay put for Christmas and New Years. Not for long though - we are off to Barcelona in 10 days where we are looking forward to celebrating MLK-day with plenty of tapas, cava and Gaudi.
There is so much of the world to see, so here's hoping 2012 is filled with lots more jet-setting, for you and for me!