who are the watsons?
We are a 30-something married couple who decided to leave behind our home, careers and comfortable Silicon Valley lifestyle to try a new course. Join us as we travel the world to learn about other cultures, lifestyles and ways to generate income beyond the traditional 9-5.

Tag Archive: auckland

Getting to know Auckland

Several of you have asked what we’ve been up to while settled in Auckland these six weeks. Well, we’ve been living in a tiny, shoebox apartment in the heart of Auckland’s central business district (CBD). Like many of you, we take walks around our neighborhood, we buy groceries and cook at home, we do laundry,…

Photo Friday: Auckland sunset


Photo Friday: Kia Ora, Auckland

Kia ora,* Auckland.  We hiked up Mount Eden, the highest natural point in Auckland to capture some scene-setting shots: Hei konei ra, * In Maori, kia ora is similar to aloha in Hawaiian, having several shades of meaning.  Literally “be well,” kia ora [ki ora] can also be used to say “hi,” “greetings,” “thank you,”…

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