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Mourning the One Living Abroad

My grandma sent me a text yesterday telling me about a dream she had with me, and then she said “At least I got to see you face to face in my dream.” It really hit me how much people miss you when you leave. 492 more words


Hobbies for expat realists: paint matching air quality and more!

Jaded, cynical, tired are all some words that might describe a long term expat’s feelings about the constant reinvention required for every move. With these words in mind, the following chipper, expat-targeted tweet riled me: 566 more words


La Vie Lyonnaise #1 | Frauds and Flat-hunting

Already, it’s been a week since my (delayed) flight touched down on French soil. The old adage of time flying when you’re having fun is, so far, holding true. 921 more words



The pop of the cooling heaters slowly drags me out of the funk that is the end of a hot yoga class. It took a while to realize that noise could be a bit jarring. 810 more words

Adoptive Family

Moving In

My first few days of settling in have been busy. I am living at Kevan’s grandma’s house – I have my own room, and essentially my own bathroom too. 382 more words

Trinidad And Tobago

Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina - 38 Days

Today was another travel day, but this time it wasn’t a bus but a car. Yesterday was a bit stressful sorting out our plans and that was due to one main reason, we REALLY didn’t want to be on another long bus ride. 756 more words

Living Abroad

yu·ru·kya·ra (n.)

Kanji: n/a

Hiragana/Katakana: ゆるキャラ

Literal translation: contraction of ゆるい マスコットキャラクター, or “light-hearted”/”gentle” (ゆるい) + mascot character (マスコットキャラクター)

English equivalent: mascot

There are some experiences, such as receiving a 45-minute lecture about Japanese pop culture from a 35-year-old Jamaican man along with the rest of my ALT training group, that I could experience a hundred times over and never  1,305 more words