Posts Tagged ‘living abroad’

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Gibbering Madness: Snapshots of a Bizarre Life

Gibbering Madness: Snapshots of a Bizarre Life is a very interesting site to be sure. There, Alex weaves his web of real life adventures. The entries are written in true “mystery novelist” style and Alex will have you wondering if he’s been “channeling” Dashiell Hammett (The Maltese Falcon) or Herman Melville (Moby Dick). Something says [...]

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Lost Language Department – Up The Stairs

It’s been sort of a rough week for my head. It seems as though I’m not only losing my English but simultaneously sucking at Spanish. I guess the English started slipping over time and with such immersion, it’s only a matter of time before the grammar starts to go. According to my dad, my blogs are getting sloppier and sloppier. I now speak no language well.

Last week when I spent the afternoon at an estancia with my job, assisting Canadian tourists, I could see how my English was exaggerated and forced. It seemed like I was subconsciously speaking with a slight Spanish accent. But why?

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Where Will It All End: An Interview

In August, 2008, Dave of The Longest Way Home, was interviewed about his search for that (proverbial) place we all like to call… Well… Home. The place where we set up a permanent camp, decorate the walls, kick off our boots at night, put books on the shelves, have home-cooked meals, and maybe don’t have to close the door when in the bathroom. Okay – a bit graphic but isn’t that part of what “home” really means? A place of comfort, security and belonging?

It’s now 2010. Has Dave found a home or is he still on the hunt?

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A Lady In London

Julie Falconer gave up old her life in California to begin a new one in London. Her blog, A Lady In London, chronicles that transition process while also being interspersed with her many travel adventures. Julie has definitely racked up some miles.

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Access Italy

Join Mario Scalzi as he explains the inner workings of Italy and how to traverse the country – be it food, transportation or the perfect un caffè ristretto. Access Italy contains a wealth of information, personal insight and a touch of humor. A “must read” for for anyone planning to visit or even just thinking [...]

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OtherGuy’sDime Blog

Sometimes, you just have to take the advice of someone else. In this case, Michael Schneider listened to his wife – a decision that opened his (and his family’s) eyes to unexpected and very rewarding opportunities. The OtherGuy’sDime Blog is a demonstration that you don’t have to give up your “day job” to travel the [...]

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Well, I guess I said I wanted an Adventure….

The thought of having to settle for the typical American “work-a-day” world gave Dana Newman the heebie-jeebies. Her cure: packed belongings and a one-way ticket to the Czech Republic (her ancestral homeland). Her adventure: finding living quarters, employment and exploring the world around her. It appears Dana has gotten what she asked for… So far…

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la tortuga viajera

La tortuga viajera is Erin Ridley’s contribution to discovering Spain and it’s surroundings. An American, now married to a Spaniard and residing in Madrid, she shares her experiences, culinary recommendations (including cooking at home), and all things Spanish. Erin believes she’s living an enchanted life – one she shares via her blog.

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The Cranky Yank

The “Cranky Yank”, aka Dan Prescher, is definitely cranky but also passionate about the places he and his wife, Suzan Haskins, have chosen to reside during their 10 years of ex-pat life. Crankiness, passion and “old-fashioned” common sense make this blog worthwhile whether you are serious about relocation or fantasizing from the family armchair in [...]

The Travel Expert(a)

Marina Villatoro is a passionate traveller-turned-expat who just moved to Guatemala with her husband and son, after living the expat life in Costa Rica.

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