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Finding my sanctuary

And the day came when the risk it took to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the pain it took to blossom. 1,139 more words


Expat Life: Passing an American Driving Test

I’m not going to lie, in the first week of driving in the States, I reversed into a tree while backing into a car parking space.   1,306 more words


Defensive armadillo

I never used to be a big fan of rice – I’m more of a potato and pasta person. That was until I moved to Japan. 780 more words

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10 Things to Expect When Living in France

Bonjour à tous!

…so you’re planning to move to France? Whether you’re going abroad to work or to marry the Frenchman (or woman) of your dreams ( 2,053 more words


Novotel Blackfriars, London

I just stayed one night at the Novotel Blackfriars in London, but I’d definitely go back. Though small, my room was nicely decorated and the bed was so comfy that I felt like a princess, like the princess in “Princess and the Pea.” The small bathroom was stylish with slate floors and chic toiletries. 149 more words

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A Year of Eternal Springtime

This year we spent the winter in Guatemala and the summer in Ireland–the fall in Northern Michigan and December and April in Charlottesville. We moved to Budapest the first of May but left before the miserable heat wave of summer. 565 more words