Expat Hindsight is 20/20

At a Q&A session at the launch for There’s Some Place Like Home, I was in the hot seat. Luckily the menopausal flashes didn’t make an appearance so that heat was more figurative than literal, but still. I had quasi-prepped for the type of questions I thought people might ask, questions I may have asked…

You Might Be an Expat If…..Part II

You speak menu language; just enough of your host country’s language to read and order restaurant basics. You know there’s a big difference between “live” and “from”. You have to Google translate cuts of meat. You can’t read your own mail. You’ve used sign language in an emergency room to describe symptoms. You have friends…

You Might Be an Expat if…

You take pictures of consumer goods when you are home for summer break You go home for summer break You can do currency conversions in your head as fast as your times tables Everyday math means figuring out time zone differences Your packing skills are legendary Your speech is peppered with foreign lingo and slang…