This morning I stepped outside, felt the warm air and sun on my face, and had a single thought: Today is the perfect day for a bike ride. So when lunchtime rolled around, I grabbed a light jacket, pulled on my tennis shoes, and tied my hair back. Grabbing my keys, I opened the door and … Continue reading Walk around Bodlondeb Woods
I love this view — not toward the city walls and castle, but toward the sea. You can just spy the masts of all of the boats in the marina down below. And as you look across you can’t help but notice the Great Orme on the left and, on the right, the hills … Continue reading Looking Toward the Sea
Have you heard “The Last Mile,” the latest episode of NPR’s Planet Money? If not, go listen — it’s only 15 minutes. This episode is about the internet, internet companies, and internet service. I’m sure we all have stories. 🙂 In the episode, they compare how internet companies work in the United States and the … Continue reading Internet at the edge of the modern world
We’ve been living in Wales for about 3 months now. We’re finally at that point where day-to-day things feel normal but perhaps a little rough around the edges. Maybe you know what I mean: We have real furniture in all the rooms, but we’re still using makeshift curtains. We have our own car again, but … Continue reading Settling In
After I arrived in the UK, I didn’t go find a new doctor right away. In fact, I put it off for quite a while. I had this persistent sense that I needed to wait for something — a number, a card, something to show that I could get healthcare. Of course, I didn’t need any … Continue reading The Doctor is In
It’s been a while since I last posted on this blog, and I have a confession: I’m not an expat in Germany anymore. At the beginning of this year, we up and moved to an adorable town in North Wales. The move was in the works for a number of months, which may explain the dearth … Continue reading Adventures as an Expat in … Wales!