The Long Hiatus: What I’ve been up to!

October 7, 2014

by — Posted in Travel & Lifestyle

It’s been over 6 weeks since I last published a post on Amber Eyes, and I feel so guilty! It was a hard decision to make but I needed to do it because of all the big changes which happened quite quickly.

Since my last post I have:

  • Taught my last ESL classes at ECC
  • Spent a few weeks saying goodbye to Gwangju
  • Packed up my life in Gwangju and sent home 5 (big) boxes full of clothes, makeup and gifts
  • Spent 4 days in Seoul, shopping, relaxing and eating amazing food
  • Left Korea!
  • Flew to Japan and spent an absolutely amazing 3 weeks in Osaka, Kyoto, Hiroshima, Miyajima, Okayama and Tokyo. Best holiday of my life!
  • Flew back to New Zealand
  • Settled in to a new home in a new city (living with Rob’s parents in Devonport, Auckland)
  • Started my exciting new fashion job and loving it!

It’s all been a bit of a whirlwind and I still haven’t had a chance to relax and catch my breath yet. I’m excited about settling in to my new home, finding out more about North Shore and Auckland, figuring out the best places to eat and hang out in summer, trying out more NZ beauty products and catching up with old (and new) friends.

I also have a few giveaways coming up, involving items from Japan and Korea. Keep a look out!

I have a whole heap of posts planned about leaving Korea, my holiday in Japan and my makeup and clothes purchases! Those will be coming in the next few days and weeks.

In the meantime, here is a brief visual update of the last 6 weeks of my life:

Bye bye students:

leaving korea esl ecc amber eyes blog


leaving korea esl ecc amber eyes blog


Saying goodbye to Korea. Seoul time:

Seoul Hongdae shops esl Korea Amber Eyes blog


Exploring beautiful Kyoto:

Geisha kyoto japan amber eyes blog Kyoto temple Japan green studio ghibli amber eyes blog Fushimi Inari red tori gates kyoto japan amber eyes blog Nara deer kyoto japan amber eyes blog


People watching in Tokyo:

Shibuya scramble crossing Tokyo japan amber eyes blog


Home again! Takapuna Beach in Auckland, close to where I work and live:

Takapuna beach north shore auckland new zealand amber eyes blog


2 thoughts on “The Long Hiatus: What I’ve been up to!

    1. Thanks heaps Laura! It’s all very exciting, so many new things. I’m going to love spending the weekends exploring Auckland and hanging out with Kirsty and everyone else. Yes we should definitely catch up sometime! I’m going to come along to a bloggers event once I’ve settled in a bit more 🙂 x

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