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- From Raptor to Bearcat 2 weeks ago So, I am trying my hand at the fortnightly writing contests hosted by Expats Blog. I would appreciate if you wrote me a comment or gave me a "like" and please help spread the word! Click the link below (From Raptor to Bearcat), read my submission (if you would like) and then head to the bottom...
- Drawbacks of Travel 3 weeks ago Flight cancellation in Lhasa = complete and utter pandemonium Intro Traveling is awesome/fun/life-changing/eye-opening/best-thing-ever! Quit your boring job and start living life! You are wasting your optimal years on a 9 to 5 that is providing you with a cushy retirement, who needs that?!...
- Sea Change Mentoring 2 months ago Take a look at Sea Change Mentoring! One of the most challenging aspects of being an expat is providing the proper care for children. Not in the sense of nourishment or shelter, but in the potentially neglected emotional impact of relocating to a foreign country. All too often there is a...
- Istanbul: A Tour 2 months ago Night shot of Istanbul with the Blue Mosque, Yeni Mosque, Hagia Sophia and Galata Bridge Head to my gallery for some other photos of Istanbul. Istanbul is one of my favourite cities in the world. I have been twice and will head there a third time in a couple of weeks. While it is a huge...
- Navigating Labels 2 months ago A Third Culture Kid/Global Nomad as an expat in Turkey and working as a digital entrepreneur. Introduction Labels can be both incredibly limiting and extremely necessary. I have no issue with labels when they are self-identified. Labels can be used to project different sides of a person to the...
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- The Perils of Shopping Writing Contest October 2012 Supermarkets are daunting. No matter where you live in the world, they are a necessary evil that all expats must battle through. Language barriers, lines, and missing brands are all part and parcel of the food shopping experience. Figuring out the...
- From Raptor to Bearcat Education and International Schools “Don’t worry, we don’t drug test new students until three months into the school year.” This was the reassurance my new guidance counselor provided me when I moved to the International School of Manila. Dressed in a khaki uniform with a...
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Website Reviews » There are 12 reviews on Unsettled TCK
16:57 PM October 18, 2012
Amazing blog; well written and truly captures the unique experience of being the "other" in a foreign country while also being the "other" when you return home. Unsettled TCK provides a new voice to the realm of expat writing- one from the perspective of a child of expats who has now found this lifestyle for themself. Congratulations on the great find!
17:05 PM October 18, 2012
Cici's blog inspired me to start writing, and set up my own blog. I think that speaks volumes about her writing!!! :)
17:17 PM October 18, 2012
I think Cecilia Haynes' writing is skillful, intelligent, personal and insightful. I love reading her posts on traveling and on the nuances of being a TCK.
17:26 PM October 18, 2012
Cici's blog is one of the most tenacious, funny, witty, exciting and emotionally- relatable blog i've read. I enjoy her musings, ideas, experiences, and photographs immensely! I've kept up with this blog for a good while now, and it has always been a pleasure to read :) Keep up the work, and I hope you win the prize my dear!
17:44 PM October 18, 2012
I love reading Cici's blog. It's so wonderful to hear about all of her amazing adventures and she has some great advice for travelers too!
18:10 PM October 18, 2012
I'm always amazed at the breadth of her experience. She picks a theme and then shows how it resonates in many different cultures.
18:13 PM October 18, 2012
You do a good job of untangling individual personality quirks from cultural differences in both yourself and others.
22:49 PM October 18, 2012
Being a TCK myself, I find it really interesting to read articles and posts relating to the TCK lifestyle. Cici's blog stands out from the rest - she has an incredible way of making me feel that I am not alone as a TCK! The honesty behind her writing is what makes me want to share her blog with my friends and family.
12:01 PM October 19, 2012
I was thrust into the TCK scene in my late teens and as a result always maintained more of an outsider's perspective on the lifestyle. In contrast, I think it is amazing to see such meditative engagement on behalf of someone who was born into the lifestyle and emerged on top, rich with experience, advice, and critical reflection. I love to read Cici's blog and even ask her personally for travel advice which she always responds to! Her writing conveys the nuance and complexity of ex-pat life in a way that is honest, fun, and always a joy to read. I strongly believe she deserves recognition for her creativity and passion!!!
19:01 PM October 24, 2012
The reason I love this blog is because it is a true testament of what TCK life is like. It gives insight for the hundreds of people who didn’t grow up with this lifestyle and reassurance to the hundreds of us who did. Growing up as a TCK myself, I can relate fully to everything in this blog. It is reassuring to know that other people out there also know what it’s like to grow up everywhere except your home country. I love reading this blog because I am a TCK who has settled down after college and has been living in my home country since I’ve graduated from high school. I miss all the travel and exciting experiences of the overseas lifestyle and this blog allows me to vicariously experience what it’s like to be an adult TCK. The passion and truth behind this blog as well as the captivating pictures brings back amazing memories and leaves me wanting more. So thank you Unsettled TCK for writing this blog and allowing me to be a part of your continued overseas life.
13:43 PM October 25, 2012
Cecilia's blog is a constantly surprising combination of TCK reflections, ex-pat living, and exciting travel. Every week she offers up something new and unexpected, whether it's how to move frugally through a country while still enjoying famous sites, or the good and bad experiencing of living in a culture different from what you're used to. Cecilia's writings cover a broad and fascinating spectrum of living, working, and playing abroad. It's what keeps me reading every week.
21:03 PM November 06, 2012
My favourite blog on the net! Wonderfully written and covers every subject under the sun with an immediacy that brings the world into my room.