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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  • The Time Is Now 3 months ago You just don’t know what’s going to happen when you turn a corner. There I was, walking in my neighborhood in Addis Ababa on what would be my last walk in the neighborhood I had lived in for two years, although I didn’t know it was my last walk at the time.I was taking pictures and trying to...
  • The Irony of Winning a Lottery 5 months ago I wanted to write this blog post as an email to my friends and family, those who were on my email list eons ago when I first joined the Peace Corps.But I decided I’d try to share this post with a larger audience.Some of you reading this may remember the name Frosina. She was my host sister...
  • Kenya 6 months ago My friend used the word “restorative” when briefly describing our visit to her home, a text sent to my phone in the Nairobi Airport Lounge while waiting to head back to Addis Ababa. That’s the word I would use to describe our entire trip to Kenya. It was so restorative, so complete with...
  • To What Are We Going Back? 8 months ago At the end of the semester at school, before winter break, I responded to a warm email sent out by our head of school affirming his words, that there is much abundance and love in this place, in our international school in Ethiopia. But then, typical of me, I proceeded to question our lives in the...
  • A Field of Flowers 10 months ago The embassy employees were invited to a local art gallery and buffet dinner, hosted by the gallery, with a limited number of tickets available. I put our names on the list. Billy and I were tired at the end of the day, but we dressed for it anyway, and went.A small gallery, it was crowded with...

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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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