The Trip that Almost Wasn’t 

I’ve been looking forward to travelling to Switzerland for a long time, we made plans to meet Lucas’s friend who is currently studying in Zurich and spend a few days in the alps. Turns out, this was the only gap in our travels long enough to accommodate getting our new residence permits before our visas…

Going “Home”

One of the most bizarre things about expat life is taking trips back to your home town, and being on vacation while everyone else is living the life you used to live as well. Maybe in larger cities it isn’t as strange, but in small town Connecticut, it isn’t like there are tons of people…

Thoughts and Clichés

The extreme highs and lows of expat life are a cliché that for me holds very true.  What were once simple daily tasks in the states are now projects (both small and large) requiring research and yielding mixed results. It is not a given that the local shop will have the ingredients you require to make…

Weekend in London

 Our first (of probably several) trips to London was this weekend.  I was impressed with how easy it was to get in and out of the city.  We took the Virgin train, which travels up to 100 mph, and it was a much shorter and more painless journey than it would have been by car. …

Taking Your Pets Abroad

Since I could not find very many resources online about taking pets abroad semi-permanently I decided to organize and summarize the information I found from the USDA/my vet/people I talked to who have done it in one place. I have two cats that I adopted when I graduated college, Monster and Cupcake.  And though I…