Monthly Archives: June 2015

Pros and Cons of Budapest

Great food at a good price, but plenty of work to go around. Pros and Cons of Budapest, Hungary from Culture Shock.

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Your Taxpayer Dollars at Work

What could you buy for the same price as a Drexel Heritage “18th Century” sofa upholstered in polyester brocade? Well That Was Different has some suggestions in this post from 2012.

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Slipcovering Those Drexel Dining Chairs

From maroon and gold polyester stripes to waterproofed white canvas. With inverted pleats, no less! Up All Night Gettin’ Crafty from Ben and Paige.

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DC Does Too Count As a Post!

You finally get to use your own furniture, but GSO and Facilities Maintenance are problems. Pros and cons of Washington, DC from Is it better than a brownie?

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Moving Overseas Checklist: Personal Finance Edition

A comprehensive to-do list from Money Matters for Globetrotters.  

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A Day in the Life: Dakar, Senegal

School, work, watching TV, and trying not to get run over by taxis. Daily life in Dakar, from And, Here. We. Go!

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Show Us Your Drexel! FS Furniture Round-Up

Foreign Service furniture! Love it? Hate it? Found creative ways to disguise it? Let us know what you think! Send us your blog posts  about FS furniture for a fun summer roundup of fabulous FS decor. New posts are welcome, … Continue reading

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Another Parent’s Perspective On Overseas Schools

Maria Borden, who has been a Foreign Service family member for 30 years and whose children have attended various schools in Taipei (American), Tokyo (American), Windhoek (international), Beijing (international), Jakarta (international), Sydney (Australian history required/IB) and the United Kingdom (IB/GCSE), … Continue reading

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Shout-Out to My Country of Origin

All the things we appreciate the most when home on R&R from a hardship post. Beautifully summed up by Woodland Travels.

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Things I Will Never Understand About Ireland

From brown sauce to Catholicism: notes on Irish culture from the Cheerful Stoic.

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