Since I can remember, I can’t control my sarcasm. Things just split out of my mouth, and then I have the feeling of “#$%^, what did I say.” Just last week someone threw a glass of coke on me because of a sarcastic comment (!!!). After one (ONE!) encounter with a staff in an old…Read more Sarcasm is fun, but not when you’re living abroad
It took me a lot of experiences to realize how much we need feminism (equal rights!) in the world, and how much being a “women” impacted me. I always thought that being a girl was just like having dark hair, it does not impact me in any way. I was so wrong. It impacted me while…Read more Women Working Abroad and Exploring the World: let’s do it!
A week ago a new friend asked me “But do you plan to live abroad forever? Don’t you want to go back to your home-country?” This question hit me hard. No, I don’t want to go back to my home-country, this is for sure. But I also don’t want to move around forever. Live out…Read more Foreigner Everywhere…
The concept of home is like a relationship... The country you were born is your family. You love them, you want to spend time with them, but you didn’t really choose them. But you can choose someone to spend your life with, your husband/wife/partner, just like you can pick the country you want to spend…Read more Where is home?
If you have ever attended any culture shock/ live abroad orientation you’ve heard about the “3-month period” or "the U curve." This is the time when the honeymoon is over, and you become hostile to the new environment. What was fun before, is now painful, and it almost feels unbearable. That’s when people question their decision…Read more The 3-month period
When you live abroad on your own – without family or friends, you are completely on your own. If you get sick you will have to find your way to the hospital, if you are robbed you will have to find a way to solve it. That’s why we – foreigners - form communities with…Read more When finding a support system abroad is hard
Today it’s been two months since I moved to Ecuador and I have to say it’s been a pleasant surprise. The people are incredibly warm and nice, and everywhere there are beautiful things to be seen. So far I’ve been to the south, east and the center of Ecuador, and I am living in the…Read more Ecuador: beauties and cultural shock