Our Apartment in Beograd

One of the biggest questions expat teachers have when moving to a new country is, 'What is my apartment going to look like?'  There are a few ways you get a house: Some schools may have you come early and pick out your own place, but I've only heard of that happening a few times... … Continue reading Our Apartment in Beograd


Five Reasons to Revist a Country You’ve Left

Until this weekend, I've never revisited a country that I've left (excepting the good ol' USA, of course).  The opportunity, or the funding, has never really presented itself.  A couple of years ago, we got a save-the-date to a destination wedding in the DR- I got excited.  But then... they got married somewhere else... or … Continue reading Five Reasons to Revist a Country You’ve Left

The Reason I Left

Today's post is the 2nd in an Expat Link-up series by Molly over at The Move to America.  The topic today is ‘The Reason I Left’ – share why you became an expat. What made you choose a particular place or the traveling lifestyle? Has it been what you expected? What did you consider/wish you … Continue reading The Reason I Left

The Time I Didn’t Take My Visa to Kuwait

After being hired to go teach in the Dominican Republic, I spent the month I had left in the States preparing for my certification exam, telling everyone I was moving, crying about moving, counting down the days until I moved, and having about six million going-away parties (which was awesome).  The one thing I don't … Continue reading The Time I Didn’t Take My Visa to Kuwait

My Love/Hate Relationship with ‘The Help’

Since I've moved overseas, I've had a maid.  When I was being 'sold' on moving to the Dominican Republic, Kimi at Las Picharditas informed me that it was the done thing to have someone come and clean your house for you.  And it was cheap.  And they would do a really, really good job.  Sometimes, … Continue reading My Love/Hate Relationship with ‘The Help’

Where Can I Get Pom-Poms (or Where I Shop)

One of the most fun and often frustrating parts of moving to a new country is figuring out what you can and can't buy... and where to find it.    In the US, we are accustomed to a one-stop shopping experience, especially with the explosion of Super Walmarts and Targets.  What?  I can get groceries, a … Continue reading Where Can I Get Pom-Poms (or Where I Shop)

My First Linkup- The Unexpected Challenge

‘The Unexpected Challenge’ – share something that you had not expected that was a challenge to overcome (it can be a positive or negative challenge). You can share how you dealt with it, or are still trying to – anything that you want to write about. End with three tips on how best to face … Continue reading My First Linkup- The Unexpected Challenge