How moving abroad is exactly like preparing for the apocalypse

It's the end of the world as we know it!

It’s the end of the world as we know it!

(Cue the eerie music.) That’s right, moving abroad is EXACTLY like preparing for the end of the world. And here’s why:

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Interview with an Expat: Craig Markovitz – an American in Germany

I’ve started a new section of the blog called “Interview with an Expat.” This way, you can hear more perspectives on expat life than just my own.

My first subject is a handsome fellow from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania who just spent 5 months in Belgium and Germany and is currently on a whirlwind trip around the US. You guessed it! It’s my husband Craig, the proud subject of my Craig’s Quandaries posts!


Here’s what he had to say during his first trip home:

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10 things I learned on my short trip to Germany

If you’ve been following our journey, you know that Craig is now in Germany while I patiently await the day when I can join him. Although, to say I’ve been “patient” may be a bit of a stretch. I’m currently in the US finishing up research for my graduate degree. I’ve been fervently trying to complete enough of my project in order to get the a-OK from my advisor to let me finish the rest of my PhD work from abroad. That day cannot come soon enough.

Unfortunately for my research, but fortunately for me, there was recently a 2 week break in the project where I knew my collaborators wouldn’t need me, so I seized the opportunity and jumped on a plane to Germany! Oh, rejoice! I actually got to spend time with my husband! You know, the man I said my vows to and then just… didn’t see for the better part of the past 6 months? Yes, that one.

While I was there, I learned a few helpful things…

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