Seychelles

Well I went in April 2019, so I’m only like 9 months behind in posting… I went to the Seychelles in April 2019, and it was beyond lovely. It was a short couple flights aways via Nairobi on Kenya Airways. We stayed on Mahe island, but we did a day-trip to La Digue, home to […]

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving from my family to yours. We had a lovely day. Lily had to go to school, since it’s not a holiday here or in France. Ben and I did some shopping and cooking/baking. We all went over to our neighbor’s house for a potluck dinner with most of the Americans who live in […]

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Cape Cod

The last time I was in Cape Cod, I was maybe in 8th grade, and we were visiting family friends. These family friends were special–she was my 2nd grade teacher in Cairo, Egypt, and her husband was one of the funniest people I’d ever met. They lived in St. Denis, MA, and I don’t remember […]

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Denmark

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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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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Aka – Indigenous tribe of Congo

I joined a local group here in Brazzaville called Brazza Accueil, which arranges activities for expats and has an excellent email alert system for upcoming events and things like restaurant specials. Last week, the group was invited to the Russian Cultural Center for a special presentation by the Aka tribe, which is an indigenous tribe […]

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Exploring Brazzaville, continued

We have experienced some fantastic lightning storms in the past week or so. Still not a ton of rain–nothing like the fall rainy season–but some very impressive lightning. It seems as though a giant storm either hits us or nearly misses us every day. The near misses are nice: the temperature falls, the breezes pick […]

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