What I Missed (and Didn’t Miss) About Dar Es Salaam

Back in Tanzania after six weeks of R&R. Some pros and cons from World Chump.

Tanzania

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Gorillas in Rwanda

With lots of photos! From It Depends.

Rwanda

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Five Wishes for the Foreign Service

If the State Department fairy granted you five wishes, what would you ask for? Well, That Was Different has a few in mind.

magic wand

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First African Safari

Zebras and ostriches in Malawi. From Novakistan.

Malawi

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How to Win Friends

Two good rules for making new friends at post. From Wanderings of a Cheerful Stoic.

make-friends

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Discovering the U.S.

Identity, the metric system, driving. A little perspective as a foreign-born spouse comes “home.” From Culture Shock.

United_States_of_America

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Adventures in Real Estate Investing

What kind of house should a Foreign Service couple buy? Tabbies in Tow has some advice based on her experience.

house

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The Unexceptional Amazing Life of a Diplomatic Spouse

On spouse’s look at the big picture. From Diplowife.

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Flashback to Lusaka

Some hardship posts are worth it. Some are not. A look back at what a “greater hardship”
post was like circa 1992-1994.

Zambia

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Wide Open Spaces

An amazing Gobi Desert trek from Kids with Diplomatic Immunity.

Mongolia

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