(Cue the eerie music.) That’s right, moving abroad is EXACTLY like preparing for the end of the world. And here’s why:
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:
If you’re limited on time and want to hit all of the landmarks of Berlin and learn (or be reminded of) its rich history, then look no further!
With our new kitchen installed, Craig was eager to finally abandon the expensive, calorie-laden restaurant food he’s been subsisting on for the past 6 months and prepare his own food. So, when our belongings arrived in Germany last week (woo!), Craig quickly unpacked the kitchen goods and started cooking. Or at least he tried to…
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…