The longer you live overseas, the harder it is to answer the question, “which country do you like best?” While culture shock usually brings all the things you don’t love about a country to the surface, longevity ends up showing you things about the culture you wish you could take with you everywhere you go. We covered a wide-range of topics with Elizabeth including making friends, having a bicycle as your main transportation, and giving birth abroad. What do they all have in common? Trade-offs. We think you’ll walk away after listening to this interview with a new enthusiasm to embrace your host country with open arms. Sure, there are things we might just have let go of… but there are also new things we can pick up along the way.

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If you’d like to keep up with Elizabeth, there are a few ways you can do that:

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  4. Go read her blog, Dutch, Dutch, Goose (and find the other ways you can be in touch with her).

If hearing Elizabeth talk about the Netherlands made you wish you could just get a peek into her life, you’re in luck! She shared a day in her life with us during our 31-day series, This Global Life. You can check it out here.

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A couple of the products we highlighted during the episode:

  1. The Honest City Backpack — stylish, 5 interior pockets, plus a large insulated exterior pocket for snack and bottles. Can be used for baby/kid necessities or mom’s essentials.
  2. Grid-It Organizer — versatile organization, endless configurations. The rubberized woven elastic is designed to hold items firmly in place. It also has a convenient zipper pocket for additional storage! If you want to see some of the ways our family uses the Grid-It, just click on the image to below for a post full of pictures!

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