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One Month Later: Our New Belgian Life

I can’t believe it! It’s been over a month since we moved countries and things are going really well. What a huge change full of emotions, excitement, uncertainty, and new beginnings. I was exhilarated at the idea of moving and now that we’ve settled in and have found our feet in Belgium, I’d like to recap our…

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From Rice to Frites: Saying Bye to Asia

As I type this post, I feel rather reflective. It’s easy to fall into the sap trap so I’ll try my best not to do that. Processing this move is something I knew I’d have to do, but sitting down to write about it always makes it feel more real. Talk about a countdown: We’re moving to BELGIUM…

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Christmas and New Years in Sri Lanka

Spending the holidays in Sri Lanka was not at the front of my mind when thinking about where we coud spend Christmas or New Years. This was mostly because I didn’t know anything about this island country southeast of India. After some researching, it started to seem like the perfect destination. Trekking through lush jungle, surfing in…

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Airports: From Asia to America

Malaysia is a funny place when you step back and compare it to the US, and I know I shouldn’t, but it’s quite inevitable to compare the two. The laidback, can’t-be-bothered attitude drives me crazy at times. Drivers either straddle both lanes of the highway or speed down the shoulder because traffic makes them impatient. Doctors…

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One Year Later Back in Makassar

It’s amazing what can happen in a years time. This is my experience of going back to Makassar, the first city of our Asian adventure: [Moving here was hard; Living here was hard. It was just as hard as I allowed it to be, and boy was it. When I moved to Makassar, my anxiety was…

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Giving Thanks Overseas

Seems like it’s that time of year again to show and give thanks. I don’t know what it is, but Thanksgiving has always been bittersweet for me. I’d venture to say it’s my favorite holiday of the year and there’s many reasons for that. It feels so American. It makes me feel so American. The day fills…

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