Repatriation Part 2: Taxiing In, the First Few Months

Update - this is part 2 of a three part series. Click on links to read Part 1: Bumpy Landing and Part 3: Building Connections.Statistically it can take up to 18 months to feel settled after repatriating. Once things start to repeat (festivals, seasons) a feeling of familiarity sets in, at which point we begin to feel more at home. When returning to a place you know, this…

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Repatriation Part 1: Bumpy Landing – Arriving “Back” in Germany

Update - this is part 2 of a three part series. Click on links to read Part 2: The first few months and Part 3: Building Connections.We landed in Germany on 28. August with 11 suitcases and 5 carry-ons. We’d been living abroad for 8 years. During this time we had kept our apartment in southern Germany, but because Tom’s family lives in central Germany we never spent…

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The Evolution of Game Drives: Adaptation is the Name of the Game

Before we knew we were moving to South Africa, we knew our honeymoon would be spent on safari. Africa was already calling us, before we ever landed on her sunbaked soil and she didn't disappoint: camping in the bush; paddling through the Okavango delta; sighting the big and little 5; hours spent driving through the bush, seeing what treasures would be revealed; picnics in the shade of magnificent…

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