Pumpkin Pie Thanksgiving Abroad

This year will mark my third Thanksgiving in Colombia. As a Peace Corps Volunteer, I have a conveniently large group of North Americans to celebrate with. Every Thanksgiving, Volunteers and…

America vs Germany

When I came to the United States last year I thought for some reason I would go back to the Western World and everything would be more or less the…

Finding Love, Down Under

There’s just something about an accent that can make women swoon, especially an Australian one. For some unexplainable reason, a person’s attractiveness increases significantly when you hear their lovely voice….

Veterinarian Visits Abroad

Spread the word about castration! -Zanycat 😉 On a sunny morning a few weeks ago, I walked down the street receiving more than my fair share of strange looks. In…

A Beginner’s Guide to Planète Mars

Old and new meet at Marseille’s Vieux Port, with the stately old Fort St-Jean shadowing the shiny new Mucem in the distance. It’s been over a month now since I…

The Lowdown for Landing a Latin Lover

The first time I met a guy from South America, I was almost instantaneously in love. Though his English was poor, he knew the important words to get to a…

Advice for Women Travelling in Turkey

As a woman travelling to another country it can sometimes be daunting, especially if you are travelling alone. Questions will arise: how should you dress? Will you be safe? Are…