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…

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…

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…

I keep trying with Cairo but I’m failing🤦🏾‍♀️

When people ask me how I like living in Cairo, I tend to say it’s an acquired taste meaning it’s not been a good fit for me. Despite my efforts to like it and hope for the best, it has been a constant struggle. It has been comprised of some highlights and low points because…

Cairo winters are cold #seriously😬😩

Most people who know me well, know I dislike, no hate winter, and my body doesn’t tolerate being cold very well…I am not being dramatic, well maybe a little bit 😰. I hate prolonged cold weather, I am not a fan of snow, I am not interested in cold weather events and most of all…

I think I have found the one for me… 😉

I think I have finally found the right salon for me here in Cairo🤩🤗 It has been 8 years since I left the USA to move abroad and work in international schools. There have been many challenges and finding someone to wash and do my locs was one😏.  While I  lived in Maryland I did…

Cairo life is different and interesting🤪 pt. 2

So I have been back in Cairo since August and I have realized a couple of things. I STAND OUT not really as a black woman because there are a lot of us here in Cairo but as a black woman in this body with red dreds and colorful earrings and clothing. I get a…

The interesting details of Cairo life pt. 1🤪

After taking the first part of the school year off and living in Boston, I was offered a position at a school in Cairo where I could start early because the counselor got sick and left.  So in April I packed 3 suitcases and moved to Cairo to start a job as a Middle School…

Dang…how will I survive unemployment?😒

So summer 2017 ended and I was unemployed for the first time in my adult life.  I was not scared because I would be staying with my Mum in Boston until something came up and I was believing that I would find an opening mid year.  Honestly, while I was grateful to have time to…