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A quick toast

So after a delicious night of hot-pot, I have to briefly raise a virtual glass to myself and my fellow 178th A-100ers: we’re a year old! 133 more words

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Greetings from Tbilisi!

Wow, I haven’t blogged since we left Kosovo, which already seems like so long ago.   We were in the States for about 6 weeks, and then last weekend we made the trek to Tbilisi.   249 more words

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Postcards from Peru, Lurin: Have muddy boots, will travel

On the road again, Diplomonkey drops by this really cool dairy farm in Lurin, a fair-sized town some 45 kilometers south of Lima.  The place is also known for the massive pre-Colombian Pachacamac ruins on its outskirts – note to self, I need to go their with the little dudes before our tour is up next year. 177 more words

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Postcard from Peru: Quilmana, Canete 140 Kilometers and a World Away from Lima

Okay so the fog season has started, albeit with a slight delay.  Time to get out of Lima even if for a day.  Hop into the office car to seek sunshine afar. 118 more words

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Post Cards from Peru: Kitesurfing in Paracas

The sun is unseasonably warm; the sky is bluish.  Life is good four hours south of Lima in Paracas thanks to this year’s fickle El Niño.   126 more words

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looking back: a regret

As PCS (permanent change of station, i.e. moving time) season is upon us, I’ve taken a moment to think back on what I miss most from our last assignment and what I think I’ll miss most from this one. 372 more words


going, going...

Today is Day 1 of my “consultation days,” a week that State builds in for you before you begin PCS (Permanent Change of Station—government-speak for moving) travel to meet with folks throughout the Department and other agencies that might be useful to know as you prepare to ship off. 454 more words

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