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My Journey to the Foreign Service

It looks like my blossoming travel blog will have a lot more material in the near future. I will be joining the U.S. Foreign Service as an Office Management Specialist on January 23, 2017. 243 more words


thinking about our traveling life

Life in the Foreign Service invariably means a life of traveling. Going back to the States to see friends and family, getting to know a host country, exploring new regions of the world. 729 more words


Life in the Foreign Service: and our next assignment is....

Could we be any happier? We got (again!) our #1 pick as our onwards Foreign Service Assignment post:

Obviously, more to come… but for now, I only have one thing to say: 148 more words


it's been a minute

… since I actually wrote something here. Sorry about that.

I am sitting in the corner of one of my favorite coffee shops, wondering how to write a post that will bring my blog back to life. 558 more words


We're home

Deutsch? Klick hier!
Pictures/Bilder? C/Klick here/hier!

After a few very hard days with many goodbyes, tears and hugs, a 753-mile drive, two overnight stops, and multiple bathroom breaks, we’re finally here. 1,621 more words

Trailing Spouse

Wet market, Dry market, Mop market, call it what you want, it's got everything you need.

I’ve got a new friend! Okay, maybe if you know me well, you aren’t so surprised, but I’m beyond excited. Sometimes you meet someone, and it just clicks. 772 more words

Where am I?

We have news. I’ll save it for the end.

The Foreign Service has a requirement, mandated by the act of Congress, that any employee assigned abroad for any extended period of time—more than 18 months as defined in legislation—must return to the United States for no less than two weeks per year abroad for Home Leave. 624 more words

Foreign Service Life