Our very own Real Post Reports editor, Nicole Schaefer-McDaniel, was honored recently with an interview on ExpatsBlog.com. German-born Nicole discusses her expat experiences from being a TCK attending middle school in the US to becoming the spouse of a US Foreign Service Officer. We are delighted to learn more about Nicole, who joined Tales in July. Read her interview.
By Karen O’Neill DeThomas
Vienna was to be the icing on the cake of a twenty-year U.S. Foreign Service career. After assignments in places like Tehran and Addis Ababa, we would spend three years in a glittering capital city alive with music, art and culture. Gaby and Ben would attend an excellent school, leading to acceptance at a first-rate university stateside for my daughter and a wealth of wonderful experiences and a second language for my son.
By Colin Guest
Before going to Turkey, my wife Jenny and I were thinking of moving to Spain to live. Therefore, I was very surprised that after being in Turkey for only five weeks, Jenny said: “After you finish your contract, why don’t we buy a plot of land and have a house built?”
By Wendy Jones Nakanishi
My three sons were horrified when I presented them last year with a T-shirt inscribed with the slogan “McDonald’s is Evil.”
We live in Japan but I am American. I had returned to my home state of Indiana to visit aged, ailing parents and chanced upon a shop personalizing shirts. On impulse, I decided on a present for my boys that I, at least, found entertaining.