Dedicated to sharing the beautiful, frustrating, and oftentimes awkward cross-cultural experiences of life as an expat.

LAST LOOKS

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A novice monk posing for a picture near Yangon, Myanmar.

The ending of time spent in a foreign country is something I know well. Yet, it doesn’t get any easier each time I’ve come to an end point in life. The more I invest in a place, the harder it is to leave.

STONED TO SILENCE IN YANGON

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Holding a rock that was thrown at a window in Yangon, Myanmar.

Few things surprise me about living in Myanmar now that I’ve been here for nearly a year. Perhaps this is why I find it quite hilarious that someone threw a rock at my window the other night. Although I don’t know who it was, I’m fairly certain it may have been my downstairs neighbor – the banana dealer.

THIS IS WHY I TRAVEL

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A black and white business card on a table in Yangon, Myanmar.

It was bound to happen. I sat alone in a seating area with room for at least six people. Certainly someone would sit next to me at some point. It’s common for the Peacock Lounge to fill with guests from the hotel.

"ONE OF THOSE DAYS" IN MYANMAR

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A foreign mailbox in Yangon, Myanmar

I recently taught one of my private English students the meaning of the expression “one of those days”. We talked about our “days”, and just ended up laughing at the ridiculousness that is life in Yangon. Everyday feels like ‘one of those days’ in Myanmar. I love it.

VIDEO: WHY YOU SHOULD TEACH ENGLISH IN MYANMAR

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