Monthly Archives: May 2015

About those hardship differentials: One person’s perspective

Unaccompanied Baggage’s recent post on hardship differentials prompted this comment received via e-mail: I find it incredible how Tegucigalpa and San Salvador only have a 15 percent differential while they are capital murder Number 1 and Number 2 of the world. In Tegucigalpa, … Continue reading


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Crossing Continents: How to Move a Marriage

Blogger Donna Gorman’s most excellent post on the ups and downs of marriage in the Foreign Service has been published in the Huffington Post.

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News from Tales from a Small Planet!

Posted on behalf of UAB’s friends at Tales from a Small Planet. For further information contact: May 28, 2015 Tales from a Small Planet, the first comprehensive web resource for expats, is seeking new volunteers to take it the … Continue reading

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Admitting the Suckage of Another Unaccompanied Tour

“This time sucks as much as the last time.  And it doesn’t matter how much we do this, it never seems to get easier, no matter how familiar it is.” The Wandering Drays on a second Baghdad tour.

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Finish Strong

Don’t forget the thank you notes on the way out the door. From Crafty Foreign Service.

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International Schools: Tell Us What You Think

So, have your experiences with international schools been good, bad, or mixed? What do you like best about them? What would you change if you could? Tell us what you think! Reply to this post, or send us your comments … Continue reading

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More Stories from the Trenches of Language Training

Learn a new language and learn about yourself. From Tabbies in Tow.

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Morale at a Hardship Post

Lagos, Nigeria has a reputation as one of the hardest of Foreign Service hardship posts. How do people posted there (and at other tough posts) keep up their morale? According to Journey, choice plays a role.

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Pros and Cons of Islamabad

A tight, hard-working embassy community in Islamabad, Pakistan. From Culture Shock.

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The Pros and Cons of Life in Tegucigalpa

Dangerous as heck but great travel opportunities. Tegucigalpa, Honduras, from Mom2Nomads. More Pros and Cons posts at the New Diplomat’s Wife.

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