Posts tagged "ExPat Life"

271 things to love about London

On New Year’s Day 2012, when we were living in Spain, I made a resolution to record 365 things I appreciated/were unique about Spain.  This was partly done to shift my focus from what I was missing back home to what I was missing out on by being a Debbie Downer; I also did it... Read more »

Walk like a Roman on Hadrian's Wall and Courtney sacks York

I wish, WISH the word ‘Roman’ had at least one more syllable to be more of a play on words of “Walk like an Egyptian”, mostly so I could include that Aquanetted doozy of a music video in this post.  Oh, what the hell; here it is anyway: Okay, now that that’s out of my system, I... Read more »

The King (& Queen) in the North!: Canada Bound

The King (& Queen) in the North!: Canada Bound
Okay, I know that people have been threatening to move to Canada for years now, and that it’s definitely gained momentum in the wake of a Donald Trump presidency (it feels weird typing that, like a “nose wrinkles as a natural reflex” kind of weird…but I digress), but this time I really mean it: We’re moving... Read more »
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Summertime in London: Stars 'n Stripes, Cereal Killers, and a Very Royal Birthday

Yep, you read that right: this ain’t your typical “Courtney went somewhere and took a gazillion notes on the food she ate” type of post, just a good ol’ fashioned update on our London shenanigans.  Believe it or not, we haven’t gone anywhere since the end of May and don’t have plans to go anywhere... Read more »

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 »
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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 »

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 »
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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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