Last winter I had a free week between house sits in England and was looking for a way to pass the time. I have a friend living in Nice who invited me to fly down for the week. Figuring it was a great way to escape the cold, damp English … Read more
Five long months of planning, plotting and organizing for my move from Taiwan to Nice, and I’ve finally arrived! I’m living in NICE! I still pinch myself almost every day. Most evenings I wander down to the promenade for sunset, listening to my Spotify playlist while I soak in … Read more
(A cautionary tale of house sitting in Guatemala…)
The Guatemalan cop standing in the road up ahead motioned for me to pull over to the right-hand shoulder.
“Damn, just what I DON’T need!” I muttered under my breath as my head throbbed from a serious caffeine-withdrawal headache.
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“I really miss joking….and having people answer my questions…and people not cringing when you try to hug them. There are a lot of things I love about Taiwan but I really miss expressiveness and touch-feely-ness. Direct answers. Sometimes it makes me feel so lonely and I consider leaving Taiwan.” –
Sitting at Cafe de France on the main pedestrian avenue in the Moroccan coastal town of Essaouira, I try to wrap my mind around all I’ve seen and done in the past few weeks in this fascinating country. My friends have gone home and my time is my own. I’m … Read more
Nice or Guatemala?
That’s the burning question. Once I pack up my life in Taiwan, where to next? Nice, France or Antigua, Guatemala?
They’re very different places. But as I continue to throw darts at a world map, these two darts seem to stick.
I’ve never even … Read more
I woke up this morning and couldn’t figure out where I live! One of the horrors of this lifestyle – some house sitting pros and cons.
I knew where I was – in my temporary bedroom in a beautiful seafront Georgian apartment in Worthing, England. But I couldn’t quite remember … Read more