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Is It Time to Go Home? (And How Do I Know?)

Last week while sitting at Starbucks unsuccessfully trying to connect to their internet, a thought came to me, “Is it time to go home?” It had been a particularly stressful day that started with heading to the airport at 6:20 am for a “quick” turn around trip to immigration on another island.  After explosive diarrhea […]

The Shelter of the Golden Arches

During college, a friend and I spent a summer learning to teach English as a foreign language in Prague. We hadn’t been to the Czech Republic before, nor did we speak the language. When we got off the plane, we met up with a student with limited English vocabulary to find our rental apartment. The three of […]

This Global Life | Day 31: Indonesia

Hello, I’m Denise. I’m the other half of this little blog (you met Kimberlynn on Day 1).   I’m an Army Brat, so when asked where I am from, I give the simplest answer, “Georgia.”   Whether I’m homeschooling my six kids or hiding in the a/c watching Netflix, I can guarantee I’m always thinking about what […]

This Global Life | Day 30: Rural China

Hi! I’m Germaine. I’m from small town Oklahoma and currently live in Asia’s Golden Triangle. My Sweetie and I wanted to be part of positive development in this region so what better way than to start an organic farm? 😊 He milks cows and calls me his “Dairy Queen”. 👸🏼Homeschooling here fills my heart and […]

This Global Life | Day 29: Southern China

Hi, I’m Emily, and I currently live in southwest China with my husband and two children. We’ve lived in China for over a decade and yet I’m still learning new things about the language and culture nearly every day. I love hanging out with friends, being in nature, cooking, learning new Chinese characters (it’s true) […]

This Global Life | Day 27: India

My name is Melody. My husband and I have one daughter, and are expecting another baby in six months. I am in medicine and my husband does community development, but we are pausing our professional careers at the moment to study language full-time. My family and I live in India, where we have been for […]

This Global Life | Day 26: Nepal

I am a science-geek epidemiologist married to an economist-geek development guy. When our firstborn was young we lived all over the US for job reasons. We soon figured out that working in the foreign service would be much more stable, and are raising our girls wherever Uncle Sam takes us. We have been posted to […]