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Staycation in Nashville...Fond Farewell

One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.–Henry Miller

I’ve always enjoyed staycations in Nashville, my home for almost thirty years.   846 more words

Expat Life

Last Friday Night

It had been a good day. I had taken a friend to my local hamam, where we had been scrubbed and rubbed and pampered. In the evening she had gone with me to the Syrian  family who I teach English to, where I had taught job vocabulary to my eager teen students and led a memory game where my students had fun and got quite competitive with each. 1,913 more words


Living Abroad in Bangkok Thailand: Staying in good health!

The biggest concern with most Expats looking to move to Bangkok (PT/FT) is their “healthcare” needs.  Often people would ask me, “is the healthcare there any good?”  They assume it’s “piss-poor” country so that must mean lousy healthcare.   200 more words

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My very first Polish lesson

If you’re an expat,one of the best things you can do to get the feeling of the Country you’re living in,it’s to try and learn the language. 190 more words

Dispatches from Durban

In my past life working at Partners In Health, the bi-annual AIDS Conference was a Big Deal. In the months leading up to the conference, colleagues in Haiti or Lesotho prepared abstracts and posters, applied for scholarships, and planned travel. 637 more words


My London: Visa Journey

Like every Kiwi who has lived in London over two years, we have a bit of a story to tell about how we managed to stay. 1,113 more words

Growing Up