Posts tagged "ExPat Life"

78° North: Arctic Adventures in Svalbard, Norway

78° North: Arctic Adventures in Svalbard, Norway
Elliot and I have seen a lot of Europe, and for the most part our trips are to cities that are pretty well traveled.  For example, my last post, about our travels through Cinque Terre and Florence, garnered a lot of “Love that place!” feedback.  Every now and then, however, we venture off the beaten... Read more »

I Will Not Be Cowed by Terrorism: Thoughts from an American Expat in London

Saturday afternoon, my husband and I did what we do on most Saturdays: took a bus to one of our favorite London spots, Borough Market. We dodged tourists as we walked through the crowded 1,000 year old market, listened to the shouts of the strawberry and cherry peddlers being drowned out by the never-ending bell cacophony... Read more »

Guinness & Game of Thrones: A Road Trip through Western & Northern Ireland

I have long accepted the fact that I’m a Game of Thrones nerd: I’ve read the entire Song of Ice and Fire series and the book on the history of Westeros, obviously watch the HBO series, and read online forums where “the nerds”, as I affectionately call them, debate their fantastical theories.  Oftentimes, they have me... Read more »
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Cape(d) Town Crusaders: Adventures in South Africa

Cape(d) Town Crusaders: Adventures in South Africa
Miss out on our safari (Parts 1, 2, & 3) and Zanzibar adventures? Click on the links to get caught up on our African adventure! El and I have wanted to go to South Africa, specifically Cape Town, since Shakira waka-waka’ed her way into our hearts during the 2010 World Cup.  And can you blame... Read more »

People of the world! Spice up your life (in Zanzibar)!

If you’re like me, for the longest time my knowledge of Zanzibar extended about as far as Tenacious D lyrics.  It was only when our friends spent a week in Zanzibar did I research the Eastern African archipelago more in depth.  It turns out Zanzibar is absolutely stunning: turquoise waters off white sand beaches and populated... Read more »

10 Things I Wish I Knew Before Moving to London

10 Things I Wish I Knew Before Moving to London
You guys… Last Friday marked my one-year anniversary of living in London.  Cue the trumpets! via GIPHY Ignoring the fact that I was in the US for the occasion (womp womp), it’s hard to believe that I’ve been in Jolly Ol’ England for a solid year.  It’s been a hell of a year, with tons... Read more »
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The Do's and Don'ts for Going on an African Safari

The Do's and Don'ts for Going on an African Safari
For a lot of people, going on an African safari is a lifelong dream, one that all the Nat Geo specials and gorgeous Instagram photos in the world can’t substitute.  Seeing hundreds of animals in their natural habitat, which happens to be stupidly beautiful in itself, is an experience that can’t be equaled.  Going on... Read more »

Two Days of Tudor History Around London

In case you haven’t noticed from my flurry of blog activity in December, Elliot and I aren’t exactly the best at “spreading out our weekend trips”.  Because of the awesome flight deals and friends in Europe, we were out of London for the majority of September and November.  It’s super fun, and I’m by no... Read more »

You'll Wanna Go to Ljubljana

You'll Wanna Go to Ljubljana
I’m going to start this post by making it crystal clear that we booked a trip to Slovenia way before the election; it wasn’t a post-November 8th “let’s get in touch with the new First Lady’s roots!” type of weekend getaway.  Come to think of it, Slovenia was the first place where people DIDN’T ask us... Read more »
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Insane in the Ukraine: From Ukrainian Village to a Weekend in Kiev

You may recall me talking about our friend, Ryan, and the time we visited him in Belarus (a trip during which border guards yelled at us for sneaking a bottle of vodka into Lithuania).  He’s in the process of writing his dissertation for his forthcoming PhD in Political Science, and after spending almost a year learning... Read more »
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