Monthly Archives: January 2016

When Pollution is Really, Really Bad at Post

Ugly Americans just blogged about the poor air quality in Sarajevo. AQI of over 500! It made us wonder, how many other posts have this problem? Do you have poor (or even dangerous) air quality at your post? How do … Continue reading

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Income Strategies for Trailing Spouses

A “big picture” approach from Money Matters for Globetrotters. First article in a new series authored by Hui-chin Chen, financial planner and Foreign Service spouse.

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Living in Dushanbe-Doorbells

Ah, the endless ringing of the doorbell at a hardship post. Here’s what it’s like in Dushanbe, Tajikistan. From Sherwood Family Nonsense.

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Review of “13 Hours”

Not a Foreign Service blog, but of interest to the community. As A Former Embassy Guard, Here’s What I Know ‘13 Hours’ Got Wrong by Alexander McCoy.

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The Big Reveal: Windhoek

A walk around Windhoek, Namibia, from Nomads by Nature.

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Foreign Service Tenure and Commissioning

In theory and in practice. From Tabbies in Tow.    

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Shanghai Escape: Derailed

A vacation to the resort island of Hainan goes very wrong, Chinese style. From The Wanderlust Diaries.

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This Little Piggy Went to Vienna…

Celebrating the New Year in Austria, from The New Diplomat’s Wife.

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