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There’s been a lot of foreshadowing lately of a very prevalent, persistent part of Foreign Service life that I know I’ll face routinely from now till I part ways with State: goodbyes. 633 more words

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4,208 Kilometers from Lima

As Diplomonkey prepares for his next Ecuador trip, he has a flashback to the fun filled afternoon spent earlier this year with the little dudes (AKA as Zos and Bo, which together make up the dynamic duo of the BoZos) at Florida’s… 297 more words

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Okay, I Have Been a Bit of a Slacker #2

Washington DC is not only one of my favorite cities, but also I would dare say my abode for a decade and I miss it dearly.   518 more words

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Okay, I Have Been a Bit of a Slacker #1

April has been a busy month.  I guess that two back-to-back trips stateside will take it out of you.  First trip was all about cattle in Texas and Florida, while the follow-up trip was just about meetings in Washington, DC. 105 more words

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belgrade: the good and the bad

I’m hopping on the Foreign Service bloggers bus and adding my list of the best and worst of Belgrade. The list has been fun to think about, especially as we are in the last weeks of our tour here. 1,516 more words


5 Pros and Cons on life in Kosovo

Some of the FS blogs I follow are doing the top 5 pros and cons of their current posts to help out future bidders who are researching where to go next.   956 more words

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Love Letter to Belize

Belize, we were not supposed to meet. My husband and I discussed going to see you several times, but somehow the option to visit your neighbors always won out in the end. 674 more words

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