A lot can change in one year, and still not change at all

One year ago I was celebrating my birthday with an extra deal of excitement: in a bar one-block-away from the White House, wearing a “Nasty Women” t-shirt, surrounded by friends anxiously and happily waiting for the first women to be elected President of the United States. Just like me, there were other foreigners who had…Read more A lot can change in one year, and still not change at all

Sarcasm is fun, but not when you’re living abroad

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

Women Working Abroad and Exploring the World: let’s do it!

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!

Privilege, the expat-syndrome and DACA

I don’t want to get into politics, but as a person who has lived in several countries, had to deal with immigration, and has a normal sense of what is right, I can’t afford to stay quiet. Throughout my journey in the developing world, I’ve met lots of self-called ‘expats’. Very good heartened people, mostly…Read more Privilege, the expat-syndrome and DACA

The 3-month period

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