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Good As You in Turkey

Good As You in Turkey

[heading style=”1″]Quentin Crisp once famously said, “Men deprived of the company of women turn to boys, and men deprived of the company of boys turn to animals.”[/heading] In the conventional sense, few are actually gay. It seems that a familiar fumble with the boys is tolerated if absolute discretion is exercised. It is certainly not […]

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The Accidental Anthologist

The Accidental Anthologist

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 […]

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7 Questions: Ashley from Washington

7 Questions: Ashley from Washington

I’m Ashley Thompson, a 20-something writer, blogger, and techie living in Japan. I currently write and maintain a blog with unique tips and how-to’s for expats living in Japan called Surviving in Japan (without much Japanese) (http://www.survivingnjapan.com), and also write the Lifelines column for The Japan Times. I also do virtual assistance work for ExpatWomen.com, […]

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What Expats Don’t Talk About

What Expats Don’t Talk About

When you live in Thailand, you come face to face with your shortcomings in all its hot sticky rice glory. This is ironic if you think about the people who leave their passport country because they are escaping something. Not over the food, per say, but over all the goodies that come from the frustrations […]

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Fusion Football Food for Expats

Fusion Football Food for Expats

[heading style=”2″]Good ole’ American football![/heading]It is perhaps one of the most American things that expats living in the U.S. can immerse themselves in. It might sound cliché, but being a football fan offers a lot more than just entertainment a few times a week. It is an outlet that brings people together, creates hype and […]

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Hospital and Heresy

Hospital and Heresy

[pullquote align=”left”]My first hospital memory is of an open-air clinic in Africa.[/pullquote]  My mother, herself a nurse, took over the needle and thread the young doctor was attempting to use on a screaming four-old year’s nose.  A burly nurse wrapped me in her arms and sang a village lullaby as my mother finished the stitching.  […]

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Busan, You Don’t Have to Put on a Red Light

Busan, You Don’t Have to Put on a Red Light

Living a short walk (or shorter cab ride) away from the most popular, most visited beach in South Korea, I spent many weekends patroning the restaurants off the boardwalk and holding my breath while I strolled past the little ajummas—technically a woman of marital age, but vernacularly an old lady with a bad perm and […]

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