hotel livin’

A sometimes inevitable part of the expat experience is a prolonged hotel stay. We’re now going on almost a month (minus the 3 nights we spent in our flat before we moved out) with another three weeks to go in our current place. The previous month was spent in hotels in Belgium, a little extended … More hotel livin’

22-3-16 Brussels

Two days ago, my husband and I were on our way to the airport. We had just had a lovely three days exploring a new European city, meeting new friends, tasting beers and wines, eating all of the best street food Europe can offer, and ordering things we didn’t recognize in mangled French. The three … More 22-3-16 Brussels

something completely amazing and mildly traumatic

I recently wrote a piece for Sass magazine’s online content (“Living an Expat Life“); a short-and-sweet 500 word listicle¬†that I agonized over for three weeks before sending in. As far as freelancing goes, it was one of the more difficult pieces I’ve ever written. Because – -it seems cosmically appropriate that¬†during this time I not … More something completely amazing and mildly traumatic

travel break – Vietnam

Still adjusting back to life after holidays, guests, and a spectacular trip to Vietnam with good friends. This means work and laundry and grocery shopping and all of those mundane things that seem so impossibly tiring after a vacation. In the meantime, please enjoy some snaps of the incredible country that is Vietnam. For reference, … More travel break – Vietnam

life is weird

“Hey, remember like seven years ago when we were both single and working brunch at the bar on weekends?” I said to my friend, Mike. This was last Friday as we were crammed into the back seat of a 4-wheel drive SUV, raging up and down a bank of sand dunes. As the car perched … More life is weird

it’s easy to imagine flawed gods and goddesses

One of the best aspects of living abroad is the opportunity for travel, and this New Years we crossed off one of my bucket-list destinations: Iceland. When I was in high school, BWI Airport started running direct flights to Reykjavik on Icelandair. I remember driving past the airport and seeing the Icelandair planes and deciding … More it’s easy to imagine flawed gods and goddesses