European Airline Customer Service – a Chicken vs Egg Thing?

This is a tale of three airlines with three different airline customer service nightmares: delays, cancellations, and missed connections. One occurred in the US while the other two happened in Europe. Looking back on each situation it makes me wonder which came first – horrible European airline customer service or extremely low expectations by European […]

An Expat Tale of Beginning Again – Living in Nice France

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 the beauty of my new life on the […]

House Sitting in Guatemala – Fears of a Single White Female

(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. I quickly chewed the remains of my granola […]

Leaving Taiwan – What Will I Miss?

“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.” – Nina Bo Bena Interesting observations […]