Making friends as an expat

Making friends as an expat

I have something I need to confess…  I picked up someone right in front of my husband. Granted this was at a wine tasting and I was on my 3rd or 4th pour. But, I heard the unmistakable accent of a fellow American and had to say “hi”. So I ever...
What a week!

What a week!

This week a few things fell into place. After going back and forth on what car we wanted versus what was available from rental car companies and was within budget.  What we agreed on was we wanted something we couldn’t get in the states. We wanted options like...

Greetings from South Africa

You may be shocked to learn that there aren’t any direct flights from Chicago to Cape Town.  In fact it ends up being about 20 hours in the air. YAY?!?!  In a surprise twist we arrived in Amsterdam 45 minutes early. I thought it was due to our awesome pilot, but...

One door closes….

Moving to other side of the world meant that we couldn’t take everything we owned. We have made attempts to downsize and reduce clutter in our lives previously, but now we found ourselves in a situation that required we eliminate even more of the clutter from...