The World in Between

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The World in Between
My husband and I are US expats living in Bratislava and exploring what's next as we end our corporate America life. I blog about life in Slovakia, things to do and see in and near Bratislava, and where to go from here.
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  • Crazy Old Lady Tricks: Next Up - Learning to Surf 4 days ago Forty years ago, I left New Jersey for Michigan. There I went to school, met Pat, married, and never returned home for more than an occasional weekend. Those were the days before Facebook and unlimited free texting. Back then, when... Read More ›
  • One Perfect Day: Hydra Island, Greece 1 week ago I am trying to recognize the sweet spots in life while they are happening, to grab a hold of them, and to file them very deliberately in my brain. We had one of these recently; a single, perfect day on... Read More ›
  • Komárom, Hungary - Komárno, Slovakia: It's like a Gershwin song 2 weeks ago When I was a kid, my mother would sing old songs. One of my favorites was a Gershwin tune: You like potato and I like potahto You like tomato and I like tomahto Potato, potahto, tomato, tomahto. Let’s call the... Read More ›
  • Ode to a Storage Unit (and a Happy Thanksgiving!) 3 weeks ago Storage units, I have come to learn, are a psychological device which enable us to move on – delude us into believing we will return, need this stuff, and effortlessly slip into our old life. For the last three years,... Read More ›
  • A Very Hungarian Thanksgiving 1 month ago Last Thanksgiving I worked and festered and ultimately swore I would never do that again. Hungarian friends wished me a Happy Thanksgiving, but somehow, that just made me feel worse. By mid afternoon, Facebook dispatches started to arrive – a... Read More ›

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  • Becoming Expats in Slovakia Writing Contest October 2012 It started as a lark last spring when my manager asked if I could relocate to Bratislava, Slovakia.    My dream had been to live in Europe.  My Pavlovian response was an immediate “Of course.”  Neither my husband nor I had ever been to...
  • The top 10 life lessons I learned as an American expat in Slovakia Writing Contest March 2013 Slovakia wasn't on my “top places to live” list. I didn't discount it. Frankly, I just never thought of it. I realized Czechoslovakia split after the Cold War into the Prague half and the other half. It did not cross my mind I would someday...

ExpatsBlog.com Expat Blog Awards 2012: Slovakia Gold Award!

This blog won the Gold Award for best expat blog in Slovakia!

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Website Reviews » There are 12 reviews on The World in Between

Ryan Callahan
01:55 AM October 17, 2012

A great blog by two great people. Ok, I'm related but I read every post and learn something new about my parents each time. It's honest, well written, and informative.

Emily
02:03 AM October 17, 2012

The blog is great! I love the mix of wit, candor and real travel information!

Mike
02:43 AM October 17, 2012

Great blog. I like the photos too.

Annie Wester
03:03 AM October 17, 2012

My family went to Central Europe this summer and used many suggestions from The World in Between to plan our trip. We went on a number of great adventures thanks to this blog and will continue to be avid followers!

Rhys Willoughby
06:30 AM October 17, 2012

I now want to travel to Bratislava now.

Pat
06:51 AM October 17, 2012

Keep up the good work Julie!

Bob Spaziano
07:10 AM October 17, 2012

Amazing blog, I particularly like the vivid, animated, and very personal description. The photography is truly superb, as well. Anyone interested in learning more about events or life in Central Europe or Bratislava should subscribe to this blog.

Dave Green
08:11 AM October 17, 2012

It's not every day you come across a blog that is intelligent, thought-provoking, funny, and makes you want to explore the world. Julie and Pat hit the nail on the head and open our eyes a little wider. THANKS YOU TWO!

Adam
12:19 PM October 17, 2012

A very enjoyable lead, definitely deserving of the Expats Blog Award.

LizFV
21:39 PM October 17, 2012

What beautiful photos and interesting stories! Thanks for sharing!

Kirsten
22:10 PM October 17, 2012

This blog was a great pre-read for the trip my husband and I recently took to Bratislava. I felt connected to Julie's blend of personal insight and well-researched explanations. When we arrived, I recognized and had context for our welcoming sights. The accompanying photos are far beyond what my tourist snapping can capture and give the blog a rich and vivid art value.

Michael Crotty
03:16 AM October 19, 2012

Very cool blog! It's great to read about the places you have been. Makes me want to travel to eastern Europe now.

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