Monthly Archives: October 2015

What China Is This?

Returning to Beijing twenty years after living there as an exchange student. What China Is This? from the Wanderlust Diaries. Advertisements

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Working Girl: A Timeline

Lisa at Around The World in Thirty Years chronicles her journey from unemployed spouse to proud EPAP (Expanded Professional Associates Program) employee in Bangkok.

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Expectations Are Everything

Cheap household help! It will be awesome, right? Or not. Expectations are everything, from The Dispatch.

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Trailing Spouses: What You Said

Thank you, Unaccompanied Baggage readers, for your thoughtful responses on the use of the term “trailing spouse.” When we asked whether it’s the correct description of those Foreign Service husbands/wives/partners who are living overseas with their direct-hire significant others, and … Continue reading

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Two Posts on Trailing Spouses

We’d like to share two recent posts on the subject of “trailing spouses.” Kelly at Well That Was Different has decided she doesn’t really mind being called a trailing spouse. Read her post, One Word That I Don’t Mind, And … Continue reading

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One Response On “Trailing Spouses”

Recently we asked for readers’ thoughts on “trailing spouse.” We’ve received some interesting feedback and are sharing one of the longer responses below. A roundup of others will be posted next week. It’s not too late to contribute! Comment here … Continue reading

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In Myanmar, A People in Transition

Chatting with a cab driver about everything from guns to Edgar Allen Poe. A People in Transition from The Dispatch.

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Losing a Pet Overseas

Losing a pet right after arrival at post is no way to start a tour. Loss and Difficult Times in the Foreign Service from Tabbies in Tow.

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The Baby Question

It gets asked in every country, in some more often than others. Sometimes respectfully, sometimes not so much. A thoughtful response from Diplomatic Baggage.  

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Grocery Shopping in Mongolia

Ulaan Bataar is an unexpected foodie heaven No kidding! Grocery shopping in Mongolia from Kids With Diplomatic Immunity.

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