Discomfort and Abidjan

It has been two months since I moved to Abidjan and I am still adjusting to life here and finding things that I like. Professionally it is a great fit, I like my job, the students are good, my colleagues are nice, the school lunch is usually good and fish is often on the menu….

The good, bad and the ugly about my life in Abidjan

The first couple of weeks in any country can be stressful as you set up once again a new apartment, buying things that you need, often settling for second best when you can’t find what you need. I struggled with whether to write this post because I was feeling overwhelmed and worn down and wondering…

Oooh Santorini Greece

Happy, happy, joy, joy… I’ve been wanting to visit Santorini for some time now. So imagine my excitement when I finally got there this past week 🤗🤩. Athens is a 2 hour flight from Cairo and then 45 minutes to Santorini so pretty close and perfect for a quick, long weekend trip. I spent the…

Hello Mama Africa 🤩🤗💜

Since I left Ethiopia I have been trying to get back to living on the African continent. Last year I moved to Egypt but found that it is more Arabic in culture than African so it was a bit disappointing. This is not to say that you won’t enjoy your visit here but for me…

Fun times – day tripping in Nairobi

Anyone who knows me well know that I absolutely love traveling to countries in Africa, so much so I am often a repeat traveler to the countries I really enjoy. Kenya, along with South Africa and Zanzibar are the ones that I have visited more than once. So when I got the chance to visit…

Say yes to Kampala, Uganda

In continuing with my goal to only visit new countries and to focus on African countries I chose to visit Uganda for my past break. Even though there are no beaches there I wanted to be in a country where there were black people; they have beautifully colorful fabrics (because a girl can never have…

Becoming an international educator 🙄 issa trip

I’ve been meaning to write this post for a long time and a friend recently reminded me. When I moved to the DR in August 2010, I didn’t plan to stay abroad for more than a year. I was feeling burned out and it was supposed to be a break from the stress and pressure…

Damn…She set me on fire🔥🔥

LITERALLY…Y’all this woman set me on fire. So I have been having knee pain for about a month now and it would go away and the minute I started to stretch or walk up and down the stairs too much at work it would start hurting all over again. So I decided to try acupuncture…

Solo travel can be both great and challenging😏🤪

When I first started traveling as an adult I thought I had to travel with friends or family to truly enjoy myself and so I missed out on going to lots of places because I didn’t have someone to go with me. After I moved abroad I learned that solo travel while it takes a…

Starting over again in another country😉🤪

So for the past 8 and a half years I have been living that international life and although I hate packing and moving I seem to have made it my life…I am now living in my 5th country. In my quest to find the right fit of job, country, and international life I have been…