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Why I Can't Quite Bring Myself to Visit My Favorite Village

We have lived in Honduras for a little over one year now and we have visited some truly gorgeous places. Honduras, as I’ve written before… 921 more words

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the beginning of brussels: a whirlwind

As you can tell from the latest Snapshot Sundays, we made it to Brussels! Home Leave was fabulous, if much too short. We finished up our month in the States with a few days of consultations in DC, where we stayed near the Oakwood in which we lived for Serbo-Croatian language training. 917 more words



I started this blog to document our travels and share our experiences in the Foreign Service. I hope you’ll enjoy reading about our adventures!

I’ve been living in the Washington, DC area for the better part of 15 years, and Josh even longer. 201 more words


Open road

Not going to go into details here on the internet, but this particular diplomat has hit up against some serious personal problems. So I’m pretty sad, and I think a part of me will be sad for some time, but given my awfully cool job, my awfully cool coworkers, my awfully cool cat, and all the awfully cool people I’ve met here in Beijing… I’m subscribing to the following: 32 more words

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Postcards from Peru – A Visit with the Yaguas

The Diplomonkeys while exploring the Amazon, albeit from the comfort of their jungle lodge base camp, receive an invitation to spend the afternoon with the Yaguas.   366 more words

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Postcard from Peru - Iquitos Street Scenes

Okay little Dorothy, so Diplomonkey this time around is cheating with his latest chimping excursion.  Diplomonkey took this batch of pictures of Peru’s Iquitos while on leave.   246 more words

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Postcards from Ecuador – Quito’s El Ejido Park

A sunny Sunday morning is a great time for exploring Quito. It is a treat for this wandering foreign service officer to be savored before heading off to the airport for the now all too routine four-hour hurry up-and-wait flight back to Lima. 143 more words

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