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GLOBAL FOOD GOSSIP: To ease the stress of yet another international move, tea all round and some jammie biscuits?


Serial expat (and soon to be repat!) Joanna Masters-Maggs is back with some tasty global food gossip to share.

As I write this, we are in the middle of packing for our eighth international move. 1,496 more words

USA

WONDERLANDED: "Bewildered, Bewitched & Bothered," by expat writer Sally Rose

A couple of days ago we were Wonderlanded in Santiago, Chile, with American expat writer Sally Rose. She nearly had us twirling in teacups as she took us on a tour of the curiouser and curiouser aspects of her adopted home. 1,515 more words

USA

Wonderlanded in Santiago with Sally Rose, expat writer, teacher and (above all) learner

Welcome back to the Displaced Nation’s Wonderlanded series, being held in gratitude for Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, which turns 150 this year and, despite this advanced age, continues to stimulate and reassure many of us who have chosen to lead international, displaced, “through the looking glass” lives. 2,326 more words

USA

GLOBAL FOOD GOSSIP: When facing repatriation after 18 years of the expat life, bring on the comfort food!

Serial expat (and soon to be repat!) Joanna Masters-Maggs is back with some juicy global food gossip to share.

“Oh, I see, it’s that time again, is it?” My husband entered the kitchen and sniffed the air. 1,877 more words

USA

WONDERLANDED: "Shadows & Reflections," by long-term expat Paul Scraton

Just the other day we were “wonderlanded” in Berlin with British expat writer Paul Scraton. We found out what it was like to live “slightly on the edge of the scene”: in Paul’s view, “that’s where the interesting stuff happens.” 1,229 more words

UK

Wonderlanded in Berlin with British expat Paul Scraton, founding editor of the new "Elsewhere" journal

Welcome to the Displaced Nation’s Wonderlanded series, being held in gratitude for Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, which turns 150 this year and, despite this advanced age, continues to stimulate and inspire many of us who lead international, displaced, “through the looking glass” lives. 2,050 more words

UK

GLOBAL FOOD GOSSIP: I lost my heart (but not my teeth) to the French artichoke

Joanna Masters-Maggs was displaced from her native England 17 years ago, and has since attempted to re-place herself in the USA, Holland, Brazil, Malaysia, Venezuela, Saudi Arabia, and now France. 1,369 more words

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