Monthly Archives: February 2017

Where to Shop in Moscow

Generally speaking, Muscovites tend to leave Russia when they want to go on a spending spree, opting for Dubai or the States, among other places....
Me in my Indian Formals

I Had a Great Time Visiting a Friend's Home in India

Recently I had the pleasure of being an honored guest in an Indian home. One of our Indian colleagues asked us to join him,...

Why Uganda is the World's Most Ethnically Diverse Nation

When the Daily Mail reported that Uganda is the most ethnically diverse country on the earth, I wasn't surprised. Having grown up in Kampala...
Airport guard staring at me

Dealing With the Stares in India is Not Easy

Dealing with the constant stares here in India is taking an emotional toll on me. I had hoped it would stop by now, at...
paddy's day

Top Things to Look Out For This Year's Paddy's Day Event in Dublin

St. Patrick’s Day (or endearingly dubbed as Paddy’s Day), is a big event in Ireland. Apart from being a national public holiday in Ireland,...

Rice and Curry For Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

As soon as you arrive in Sri Lanka you are hit by the smell of curry and the sight of crows. So much curry!...
Foreign country

Part 1: Living in a Foreign Country, Now What?

As I stray further and further away from the term 'expat' and closer and closer to the term 'immigrant,' I find I'm becoming too...

Saying Goodbye is Always Hard

One thing they (whoever the proverbial "they" is) don't tell you when you first move overseas is nothing will ever be the same again....

The Five Most Famous Movies You Never Knew Were Shot in Kenya…

Expats love movie weekends especially when we got no local friends to keep us socialized or nowhere to hang out for fun. Saturday night...
Tina's Life Lessons: Rats, Strawberries, and Learning to Write Spanish

Tina's Life Lessons: Fresa Con Crema is My New Favorite Treat

In an ongoing series, our writer Tina reflects on her life lessons as an expat in Mexico. Here are lessons 31 - 33. Check...