35 by 35

I was scrolling through Instagram yesterday and I saw this girl who had posted that she was really excited to announce she had completed her goal of visiting 25 countries by the time she turned 25. She then went on to state that her new goal was going to be to visit 30 countries by 30. I commented, congratulating her and then said that I think I want to set the same goal and then I set about counting up my visited countries. Continue reading “35 by 35”

What to get for the expat in your life…

Gifting long distances is hard. Gifting is as much about the experience of watching them open the gift as it is the actual giving of a gift so when someone lives an entire ocean away, it can make gift giving and receiving feel difficult or less enjoyable.

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For me, this gift giving/receiving stress is multiplied by the knowledge that my apartment is small, my status abroad is temporary, and I have champagne taste on a sparkling grape juice budget.

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