5 Tips You Need to Be Happy After Moving Abroad

Disoriented in the Orient But Getting Better…   A little over a month ago I moved from Rome, Italy where I’d been living and working as a university professor for a decade, to a new country on a different continent with my husband, two small sons, and our...

How to Not Lose Your Mind When You Lose Your Connection

Chances are, if you are one of the billions of people with no access to the Internet you are not reading this article right now. I’m actually writing it offline (in my trusty Word program) with the hopes that one day, hopefully even today, my spotty Internet...

Sleepless in Yangon

Stories from our second day living in Myanmar It’s 12:41 AM in my new home in Yangon. On only my second night in the country I’m unable to sleep so I decide to write about the previous day instead, my computer glowing in the dark in my bed under the protection of a...

Greetings From 1999. Last Days in Rome before Our Myanmar Move

First please do excuse the unpolished nature of this and perhaps the next few blog posts. In true Italian fashion, our internet company Fastweb (aka: Cob Web) cut off our internet service three days too early. This is the same company that took roughly six weeks to...

Are Americans Really Good at Being Kind?

As an expat visiting family and friends in the USA these past three weeks, I am struck by how very kind and civil Americans are to each other, especially to people they’ve never met.   Despite all the squabbling over politics, the all too frequent gun...

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