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…

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…

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…

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….

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…

Becoming an international educator 🙄 issa trip

I’ve been meaning to write this post for a long time so when a friend recently reminded me I sat down and finished it. 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…

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 as good of a fit for me as Bangkok. Despite my efforts to like it and hope for the best, it has been a constant struggle. It has been comprised of some highlights…