New Arrivals to Brazzaville

It’s so nice to be back in Brazzaville! The weather isn’t very hot yet, and it just started raining. This first rainy season is quite nice–the rains are heavy at times, but the violent thunderstorms don’t arrive until the early spring.  Interestingly, last summer I was told that the river was at a 100-year low […]

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Zion National Park

I took a solo vacation in August to Utah (by way of LA and Las Vegas to see friends!). I hiked in Zion and stayed at the Red Mountain Resort. I had a great time! As much as I love usual two hiking buddies, it was really nice to get away, and relax, and just […]

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We spent most of June in Denmark. It was a blast! We flew in and out of Copenhagen, and traveled to Aarhus, Ærø island, Billund (for Legoland), and Hornbæk. We rented a car, and took ferries where we could. We had Lily and our friend’s 5-year old daughter with us. Denmark is exceptionally kid-friendly. The […]

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Summer Vacation

My sincere apologies for not providing any updates all summer long! We are headed back to Brazzaville after many, many weeks of lovely vacation. I’m really looking forward to a return to normalcy, getting Lily back in school, and getting back to a routine. We did have a wonderful trip, though. I will be doing […]

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Brazza Burger

Brazzaville welcomed a new restaurant in April: Brazza Burger! It’s the primary topic of conversation among expats. It’s an affordable, clean, uniquely decorated burger joint with good burgers, great fries, milkshakes, chicken fingers, sodas, and ever beer. The best part: every order is delivered to your table within 10 minutes, something previously inconceivable for Brazzaville! […]

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A Visit to Yangon

I am very lucky to have been raised overseas by my parents. Both my sister and I have followed in their footsteps, raising our own families overseas. My sister has lived in South Africa, Ethiopia, and now she’s in Yangon, Myanmar (what the US government still calls Burma), with her two kids and husband. We […]

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Trip Prep, My Way

Lily and I head out to Yangon tomorrow! I’m taking a break from packing and thought I’d do a post on my trip prep process. Step 1: decide where to go and book tickets. This is obviously a very important step. My best tip for trip planning, especially when traveling somewhere outside of, say, Western […]

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