WoodLand Travels

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WoodLand Travels
We are a Foreign Service family and I write about my impressions of this strange and new life for us in South Asia. We lived in Belgrade, Serbia prior to this post.
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  • Farewell, Colleagues 2 months ago I never thought I’d have kids who didn’t write thank you notes. It’s embarrassing. They’ve written a few in their lifetime, but not many. And those, only after the nagging. When they received presents from my family this Christmas, I was appalled when I realized, around April, that I...
  • Dear Home Owners of our Vacation Rental 5 months ago Whew!  We need some levity here after that last post.  Below is a piece I wrote last summer for a satirical magazine called The Reject Pile. Hey, at least it's in a pile.Dear Home Owners of our Vacation Rental,Thank you for letting us stay in your home for only $175 a night for the past two...
  • Life Lessons, Part Two 5 months ago Life Lessons, Part TwoI don’t think I have it in my writing ability to adequately describe the disappointment that Ethan felt at not making the track team that travels, and only making alternate. Ethan has been hoping to be selected for this team for well over a year. When he found out yesterday,...
  • Track Meet's Life Lessons 5 months ago I am not a spectator sports fan, but I became one this weekend at my son’s track meet. He’s 12 and at around the same age, my husband also began competing in track, so it’s in our son’s genes. I also hold the distinction of being the fastest runner in 1974 in fourth grade, which must have...
  • Day in Bangkok with Rob, Pim, and Carl 7 months ago It's great to know locals.  Thanks for a beautiful day, Pim & Rob!In the Ancient City, a replica of Thailand.Frangipani.  Ahhhhhh!I gotta say, I'm not crazy about muscles.  But the fried shrimp and fish and greens and squid - YUM!Carl was telling Ethan he wished he'd brought his bee-bee gun....

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  • Top Ten Reasons To Get Posted To Bangladesh Expat Blog Awards 2013 10.  Traffic Jams.  Most expats who move to Dhaka, Bangladesh have a driver.  The traffic jams are so pervasive and wide spread, no matter where you go you will be caught in one.  These provide wonderful reading opportunities.  Depending on the...

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Faria Chaudhuri
15:42 PM September 11, 2014

I loved this blog. It's funny, insightful, thought-provoking and at the same time has an undertone of affection, or at least, some sense of a positive approach, towards a country so often misunderstood by outsiders. Well done.

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