Monthly Archives: June 2014

Emails from Abroad #9: Hot Season, New Beginnings, Songkran

Email to friends and family written after my first 6 months of expat life in Chiang Mai, Thailand, April 2nd, 2012. “Greeeeeetings from hot season in Thailand! “Woops!  Almost been two months since I last wrote.  Kho thot na kha (I’m … Continue reading

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Tips For Staying Sane When You’re Unemployed

For the nomadic among us, we’ve all been there–immediately following, or perhaps before, a long furlough overseas, it’s not uncommon to spend at least a short period of time unemployed.  It may be a welcome and necessary part of your transition to … Continue reading

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Emails from Abroad #8

The first in the series of gargantuan emails to friends and family, written after my first 8 weeks of traveling and living abroad (aka when I probably should have started a blog); Chiang Mai, Thailand, January 2nd, 2012. “It’s been … Continue reading

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Home State Highlight: Leavenworth Bavarian Village

When you’ve spent nearly two decades of your life in one place, it’s easy to become jaded with your surroundings.  To you, they may seem rather commonplace, perhaps even downright boring, even if you’ve never really taken the time to explore. … Continue reading

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Emails from Abroad #7

Written to my family following TEFL graduation, a visa run to Laos, and tubing the Nam Song in Vang Vieng (for the second time) on Christmas day; December 30th, 2011. “Christmas was great.  We spent Christmas day on the river … Continue reading

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Venezuelan Arepas

This recipe for arepas venezolanas is one I picked up during the month I volunteered with La Fundación Aldeas de Paz in Santa Elena de Uairén, Venezuela, which lies on the southern border near Brazil. Arepas are savory corn pancakes; … Continue reading

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Emails from Abroad #6

Email to my mom written one week before the end of my one-month TEFL course in Chiang Mai, December 15th, 2011. “Things here are wonderful.  Have another lesson tomorrow, which will be our 5th out of 7.  Pretty exciting that … Continue reading

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