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 Nichole Martinson
"You’re not stupid; you just don’t speak German," I had to sternly remind myself as I picked up a pamphlet from a streetside kiosk in Berlin and was frustrated - mortified even - that I couldn’t decipher a single word, let alone the general message conveyed via leaflet to the masses.
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 Amanda Fernandez
We took the road towards Pale, into the heart of Bosnia’s Republika Serbska, twisting through mountains which had once been a favorite hideout for teams of the Yugoslav National Army artillery and snipers. Most of the mines had been cleared, but inclement weather would carry some down to the road every so often, blowing up pedestrians or cars.