Life in Laos through the lens of a diplomatic wife raising twin toddlers.

Monthly Archives: March, 2012

Weekly Photo Challenge: Arranged – USA

As a mother of twins I can speak from two and a half years of experience about nature vs. nurture. I’ve watched two children born of the same womb, raised … Continue reading

March 31, 2012 · 15 Comments

I’m Featured on AFAR’s Homepage!

One thing I love about the internet is the ability join a community of like minded travelers from all over the world with the kind of kindred spirits who travel … Continue reading

March 31, 2012 · 4 Comments

Honeymoon in Darfur – Picnic on the Wadi

Water is life and we had a sufficient amount of it while we were in Kass, but it was hard for me to imagine where it came from in this … Continue reading

March 29, 2012 · 5 Comments

Coming Clean

By now you’re probably wondering when this blog was going to finally dove-tail with my present life given all the musings I’ve been writing about the past. I’ve been wondering … Continue reading

March 27, 2012 · 8 Comments

Istanbul Dreams

I’m still dreaming about my trip to Turkey after sifting through photos for this week’s photo challenge. Sorry, no post for my “Honeymoon in Durfur” series today. It will have … Continue reading

March 26, 2012 · 7 Comments

Weekly Photo Challenge: Through – Turkey

Istanbul is one of my favorite cities in the world and I am lucky to have a friend who lives there that lets me sleep on her couch when I … Continue reading

March 24, 2012 · 14 Comments

Keeping It Real

Surprise!!! No tales of far away adventures today. I’m grounded by the plans I have to enjoy the weekend to the fullest with two who keep it real no matter … Continue reading

March 23, 2012 · 4 Comments

Honeymoon in Darfur – New Shelters

As an IDP you are a refugee in your own country living in a camp with other people who have faced similar atrocities. Some of those people are probably the … Continue reading

March 22, 2012 · Leave a comment

Honeymoon in Darfur – Women’s Center

A lot of people ask me what it felt like to work in IDP camps and how I handled the emotions that came with working in such harsh conditions and … Continue reading

March 21, 2012 · 4 Comments

Honeymoon in Darfur – Latrine Rehabilitation

When our program staff arrived in Kass, they were eager to get started. Their enthusiasm was a good thing, too, because our mandate was to set up these programs as … Continue reading

March 20, 2012 · 7 Comments

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