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 Christine Oulamine
Good food and good conversation - the mainstays of the Mediterranean world. For the Moroccans, good food is mint tea and almond cookies. And good conversation can consume an entire afternoon or evening, easily distracting one from tallying the number of those cookies eaten.
By Patricia Tan
Just keep breathing
It takes an hour to shower, blow-dry my hair, and apply my favorite burgundy shade of lipstick. After another hour of trying on nearly everything in my wardrobe, I select an outfit – perfectly fitting boot cut jeans, a black v-neck top with delicate floral embroidery around the collar, and a pair of shiny black leather boots with 2-inch heels. Then I sit on my sofa, palms pressed on my thighs, and breathe deeply for fifteen minutes. It’s time to take a taxi to the meeting area.
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?”