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

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Preparing for 36 Dreaded Hours

I want to apologize for posting only pictures without much narrative recently. It seems like all of a sudden my brain has decided to devote itself solely to getting the … Continue reading

May 17, 2012 · 6 Comments

“DiploTwins” Blog

I’ve had ideas on the back burner for my newly-launched DiploTwins Blog for some time now, but a comment my husband made earlier today about how I should start a … Continue reading

May 6, 2012 · Leave a comment

Alone With A Lion

I remember him as if in a movie I saw long ago but can’t remember the plot or the ending. It had something to do with me, that is certain. … Continue reading

April 29, 2012 · 8 Comments

Sossusvlei Dunes – Namibia

As long as we’re doling out tons of AFAR love, I’ve been wanting to share with you my photos of the┬áSossusvlei Dessert in Namibia that I’ve posted for their “highlights”. … Continue reading

April 22, 2012 · 207 Comments

Waiting to “See”

I don’t consider myself a photographer but I love taking pictures. My best photographs are from my solo-travel through Africa. Of course the stunning African landscape was a generous subject. … Continue reading

April 10, 2012 · 2 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

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

Packing Advice and Useful Travel Links

(For a more up-to-date round-up of resources, see my permanent side-bar page “Helpful Travel and Packing Info” which I maintain on a regular basis.) We are four months away from … Continue reading

March 3, 2012 · Leave a comment

Happy 10th Anniversary to My One-Way Ticket to Nairobi

I have a big anniversary to celebrate this year. It’s the 10th year anniversary of starting my life completely over again by quitting my investment banking job and buying a … Continue reading

February 28, 2012 · 15 Comments

Pencils of Promise

Yesterday I came across Pencils of Promise, an organization building schools in northern Laos. Their mission is to build schools in impoverished areas around the world and are currently working … Continue reading

February 9, 2012 · 4 Comments

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