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In the Grip of the Argentine Winter

After surviving Uncle B and his marauding virus, we hot-footed it over to the other side of the country for a well-earned rest. As we did last year, we took the sleeper bus with Andesmar to Las Leñas for a week on the slopes – only this year, Daughter Number Three was also taking classes. 523 more words

Sagrada Família: A Basilica Like No Other

Barcelona is filled with beautiful architecture, but none of it is quite as unique nor remarkable as the buildings designed by Antoni Gaudi. Their beautiful colors and sweeping structures feel simultaneously at home and out of place against the starker buildings in the city. 707 more words

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Learning Vietnamese

I always knew that one of the most difficult parts about moving to Vietnam, would be the dreaded “language barrier”. English is not widely spoken here in Vietnam, and Vietnamese is considered… 632 more words


Travel-Stained Monthly Recap: August 2015

I have a confession. I’m always behind on this blog. The truth is that I’m an incredibly slow writer, and it takes me a really long time to put together a single post. 1,586 more words



In less than 70 years, the nature of Saint-Gilles was replaced by an urban landscape still well preserved. This neighborhood isn’t known for its size but its people: 2.5 km… 454 more words


A big thank you to my school - a step in the right direction!

A big step for mankind…. well, thats how it feels. So far in Poland I haven’t come across a school with a food policy (the number one question one of  254 more words

Expat Life

The things we lose - thoughts on distance

Last week we had a stark and difficult reminder of just how far away from home we are. My husband’s grandmother passed away, somewhat suddenly, last Wednesday. 621 more words