Back in February, I participated in an expat blog challenge that was hosted by my fellow expat Cristin, an American in Sydney who blogs over at … Read the rest

The Road to Residency Part 5: Death and Taxes

In my last entry on residency in mid-April, I mentioned that I had all my ducks in a row and my application for a de … Read the rest

Facebook Messenger to Keep Expats Connected

In August 2012, I wrote a blog entry on three tools to help expats stay in touch with family and friends abroad: Skype, the magicJack, … Read the rest

The Road to Residency Part 4: All the Extras

I set my foot down on the road to residency in June 2013, nearly a year ago. The process is finally coming to an end. … Read the rest

Spring in Autumn

I have Seasonal Identity Disorder. Ok, I made that up; there’s no such clinical disorder (not yet), but it’s a thing, really it is. Keep … Read the rest

Vote for Batman

I received the most awesome letter last week. First of all, it came from the Division of Batman. Apparently, I live in the Division of … Read the rest

Between Cultures

The prompt for the Expat Blog Challenge on Saturday, February 16th was to respond to the following quote from Sarah Turbull, “It is a bitter-sweet thing, … Read the rest


Today’s prompt in the Expat Blog Challenge is to explore the trait I possess that most equipped me for life abroad or the trait that … Read the rest

My Accent

Today’s prompt in the Expat Blog Challenge is “my accent.” I could write about my accent, but I thought I’d let you hear it instead. … Read the rest

The Pantry

Today’s prompt in the Expat Blog Challenge begins, “Since moving abroad, my pantry looks different because…”. Back in Miami, I didn’t have a pantry. I … Read the rest

Doing It Again

Today’s prompt in the Expat Blog Challenge says, “I would/would not move to another country after this…”. With a few exceptions –  namely the most … Read the rest

The Fifth Post

Today’s prompt of the Expat Blog Challenge says: “Look at the fifth post you ever wrote on this blog. In hindsight, what do you think about … Read the rest