Finally…freedom well kind of🤷🏾‍♀️

The school year finally ended this past Wednesday so I’m officially on vacation until the beginning of August. While I expected to feel relief and anticipation, instead I was just exhausted and sad. These past 13 weeks have been rough physically because I chose to come back to the US so I have had to…

My quarantine journey🤦🏾‍♀️🤷🏾‍♀️

In early March the Ivory Coast saw its first cases and even though there were less than 100 cases the government choose to close schools on March 16th. This has now been extended to May 17th. March 12th was the last day I saw students and I miss them. I am sad that I didn’t…

My favorite places in the world…hmmm🤔😍

This past weekend a friend asked me what are my 5 favorite places and I immediately thought oh that’s easy…South Africa, Paris, Zanzibar, Barbados and Ghana. But then he threw me a curve ball by saying it could not be countries or cities but actual places that I really enjoyed 🤔. Wait..now that was really…

Quarantined abroad and remote work week 1 😳😬

Here in Cote d’ Iovire it was announced last Monday evening that all schools will be canceled for the next 30 days until April 15. Events with over 50 people are banned, sports events and concerts are canceled, and the airport is not accepting flights from places with more than 100 cases. In the past…

Cabo Verde #teamdoingtoomuch🤪

Since I am currently living in the West Africa region I decided to spend my time exploring this part of the African continent. So for Spring Break I went to Cabo Verde; I grew up in Boston and know lots Cape Verdeans and heard the beaches #myhappyplace were nice. The fact that it is only…

That fire in Zanzibar🤔🤨

Zanzibar is one of my fondest memories of the two years I lived in Ethiopia, it was the first country I visited after I moved to the African continent and I felt welcomed in a way I didn’t know I needed or expected. I loved the food, the people, the music and the beaches. The…

Loneliness and single expat life

I have been thinking for months about how to write this post on loneliness as a single expat. I realized recently that most of my friends assume that because I travel a lot and I chose to continue to live abroad for the past 9 years that I don’t get lonely. But expat life especially…

Y’all Ghana wasn’t ready #YearofReturn2019🤔

I have to admit that Ghana’s Year of Return campaign is genius😏. The government created all this hype in September 2018 on the eve of the 400th year anniversary of slavery inviting African Americans to “return” to Ghana. The message to African Americans was that it doesn’t matter if your ancestors hailed from Ghana; you…

Dakar didn’t disappoint 😏💃🏾

I recently visited Dakar, Senegal and it was a great trip. Lots of people recommended it so I tried to keep my expectations low just in case it didn’t live up to the hype. However it didn’t disappoint. Dakar was a top choice for me because it is a short direct flight from Abidjan, there…

Taxi Chronicles Abidjan🤣🤪

One of the biggest challenges in trying to get around in Abidjan is not speaking French and navigating taxis while doing this. Taxis are color coded according to where they go and the orange ones go everywhere even the airport and the beach which is over an hour away. So I have learned a couple…