I’m thrilled to be joining all you ‘jet settlers’ today as part of my virtual book tour celebrating the launch of @Home in Dubai… Getting Connected Online and on the ground, but, today’s post is about more than just Dubai. I must say, when I found Bethany and Adam’s site, I felt like there was [...]
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Enjoy an excerpt from Expat Zvezdana Rashkovich’s first novel, Dubai Wives. Sometimes, a new location helps us find a new look or a new outlook. -Bethany, Jetsettlers Editor There was a phrase coined in Dubai that was perfectly fitting for Jane Andrews. The phrase was, ‘Jumeirah Jane’, the precise name needed to go with this [...]
Before any aspiring expat decides to make the move to a new country, mostwill do as much research as they can so that they know what to expect and how they will make things happen once they get to their new home. As far as the Dominican Republic is concerned, there are only a [...]
Meghan Peterson Fenn is a Korean-American who married an Englishman. She has three children, all of whom were born in Britain. In Bringing Up Brits, she shares the range of emotions and social experiences she went through and, to a certain extent, is still going through today. I am a British mother with a British [...]
Every jetsettler knows the truth in Thomas Wolfe’s title, You Can’t Go Home Again. When new horizons challenge and change one’s worldview, it is exhilarating but can also be painful and scary. Even as one makes new connections in new places, the explorer can feel isolated from family and friends in their homeland. My just [...]
Not only must they adjust to their newly found independence, but to a whole new culture as well, for even their home country will be foreign to them in many respects. This comes as quite a shock to students who regularly returned “home” to visit family and friends and thought they knew their passport country [...]
My memoir was going to happen. It had to. It was the cornerstone of my survival plan. I moved to Istanbul in 2003 so my Turkish husband could take a job in mobile telecommunications. Even though I lacked a formal proposal for my high-concept travel memoir charting the peaks and valleys of what I was [...]