Though we’ve known each other for ten years and have been together for a long time, it’s still important to acknowledge milestones in our relationship and make it a point to celebrate.
It’s a way to mark our achievements as a couple. After all, being in a relationship isn’t always sunny skies and smooth sailing. We are always getting better at it though, and that’s part of the fun.
Reflecting back on all we’ve done over the past four years since we got back together feels exhausting. Stevo graduated from university. Jen had major jaw surgery. We moved to three different cities in China. We moved apartments four times. We had three different teaching jobs, and countless jobs on the side. We traveled to 15+ cities in China. We got engaged. We traveled to Thailand and Cambodia. We volunteered as teachers in Cambodia. We got married! We traveled to Malaysia and Singapore. Stevo continued his comedy career in Shanghai, and also performed in Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Phnom Penh and Bangkok. We left our jobs in Shanghai and fled China in the middle of the night. We started this here blog. Right now we’re in the third of six months of travel with a very flexible itinerary and not a whole lot of money.
It’s been a wild four years to say the least, and we don’t see that changing any time soon!
This is the crazy lifestyle we’ve chosen. We love living abroad and all of the exciting, constant challenges that come along with it. The best part is getting to figure it all out together.
For our anniversary celebration of four years back together, we knew we wanted to do something a bit off the wall to reflect the nuttiness that is our lives. Eating tarantulas seemed to fit the bill.
If you ever find yourself in Phnom Penh, we would highly recommend Romdeng Restaurant. The restaurant is a part of Friends International, a social enterprise helping to build futures for marginalized children and youth, their families and communities in Southeast Asia and throughout the world. Plus they serve a mean plate of tarantula!
How do you and your partner celebrate milestones in your relationship? Would you try deep fried tarantula?
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