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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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And breathe!

Well, it’s all over. Not really—I mean, I imagine I might find an opportunity or two to speak in Chinese in China—but right now I’m sitting in the Dallas airport en route to Las Vegas sipping a delicious free cocktail courtesy of the nice folks at American Express, letting the stresses of language class flit away like so many of the… 429 more words

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Timer set: no more than 15 minutes to write this post. You see, time is a precious commodity right now.

My Chinese test is on Monday. 501 more words

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Purple Corn, Inca Potatoes, and Fresh Chicken Washed Down with an Inca Royale

Diplomonkey finally took a day off, at least partially, and went with wifie to the Musa market just outside of La Molina.  This sort of outing is what makes foreign service life so fascinating. 183 more words


We have tickets - kind of

When I started this post it was titled “Holy cats, we have plane tickets!”.  But it was silly of me to think things could be so simple! 525 more words

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Home Again, Off Again…

Okay so the hours are long, the workload heavy, the time spent away from family painful; fortunately the work remains rewarding and wifie has not (yet) changed the locks on the front door. 295 more words

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