Category: Living Abroad

Helpful thoughts on living abroad

Too Much Junk In Our Trunk: A Journey Across America

It’d been 15 weeks in the “Land of the Free” for my Mexican Monster. Fifteen weeks was more than enough time to understand how good we had it back in Baja. Three weeks would have sufficed. As those days slowly ticked by I watched my husband whither and close down. “I feel like I’m keeping a wild animal behind bars,”… Read more →

Ayotzinapa’s 43: How to Respond to Social Unrest as a Traveler

September 28th: the afternoon we boarded the bus, we heard murmurings of a protest: something about poor, rural students and injustices in the government. The details were unclear. Protests are a fairly regular occurrence in that region, so we didn’t give it much thought at the time. It wasn’t until a full week later that the story lifted from the fog… Read more →

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An Amuse-Bouche For The Feast of Uncertainty

 “It seems that all my bridges have been brunt, but you say that’s exactly how this Grace thing works.” – Mumford & Sons – There is a scene in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade that regularly comes to mind these days. Indy is on the verge of reaching his goal: the Holy Grail lies within a small room at the… Read more →