Tag: expat

The expat dilemma

It is winter in Alicante and the light goes off around 6 pm, even earlier than in Bangkok, taking away from us the magnificent view of the blue sea and sky that surrounds and soothes me during the day. It is now dark and I write wearing a thick sweater, wrapped in blankets, the only way I have found to… Read more →

Thailand arrival: culture shock

As I just sit here, in this crowded Starbucks, surrounded by people, people coming, people going, people drinking their coffees and checking their phones, as I sit here, waiting for my flight to Singapore to open, I realize how much my life has changed in the last three weeks. It is not the big obvious changes that startle me. I… Read more →