Category Archives: Travel

Arrival: Alaska

So technically this blog is for all things Living Abroad Related, but I’m officially out of the lower 48, so I figure that pretty much counts as abroad. I still haven’t met Chris from Chris in the Morning, or sweet … Continue reading

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How to Pack for Traveling vs. How to Pack for Moving.

I got a ton of great responses from my last post for how to pack for traveling, and there are tons of lovely websites offering tips on how to pack for travel- even extended travel. 1. Layers. 2. Coordinating separates … Continue reading

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It’s agent l’s birthday today, and we’ve spent the day doing laundry and packing, cause it’s getting to be that time. Anyone who has ever gone on holiday with me knows I am a terrible packer. I tend to blindly … Continue reading

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Three Views of Panama

I have not been here a month and I have already lodged three places, which will surprise nobody who has been keeping even glancing tabs on my rather chaotic and peripatetic adult life. The first was, of course, the strange, … Continue reading

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Navigating Panama

Two orders of business: after the incident below I met Owe at one of my favorite hideouts, la Rana Dorada, a brew pub with okay-decent house-brewed beer, a selection of appropriately greasy/salty pub grub, and wi-fi, after the wi-fi in … Continue reading

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Cooking in Panama

It has been years since I had the time to properly cook dinner nearly every night, and I tell you what, it’s lovely. Hooray for being homeless and unemployed! One of my favorite things about traveling to a new place … Continue reading

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First Impressions of Panama

After, what, five days in the company of Owe, I find it implausible, at best, that Irishmen were even the small fraction that they were in the small army that built the canal. If the English are half as adapted … Continue reading

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The Next Adventure: Lost in Panama!

At 10:30 last night I was just about as miserable as could be. And I’ve been in Turkish jail. At the airport I’d carefully copied out Owe’s address and phone number and drawn a map showing the route to the … Continue reading

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Once in Turkish Jail Is Never Enough!

It was after midnight when we got back to the Emniyet. “You are going to stay here for a few days,” my lawyer said gently. “Okay do they have a room or-” “No. You will be in the cell.” “I … Continue reading

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