I received the official employment appointment e-mail yesterday afternoon and have decided to join the Foreign Service. The training class will start on Monday, January 26th, followed by my initial post in Washington D.C.
Exploring more slowly during our holiday season in Berlin allowed us to form a stronger connection to the place we were visiting.
With over 110 monuments and museums in the Netherlands, that commemorate America’s role in its liberation, I couldn’t help but imagine the possibility I could be retracing my grandfather’s steps.
We love the feel of sand between our toes, sunlight on our face, and the sound of waves crashing. Without further ado, our favorite beaches in the world...
Luckily, at the end of August, projects in Lyon and Brussels allowed me to revisit the region and gave me the chance to see France and Belgium with a new set of eyes.
For our first side trip during our long-term stay in Germany, we decided to rent a car and self drive Berlin to Prague for the weekend.
Its way to early to tell, but deciding to join the Foreign Service as a Construction Engineer will mean raising Esmei as a third culture kid.
On our final weekend together, we ventured south from Berlin into Bavaria to visit the Neuschwanstein Castle and Salzburg, Austria
Despite there being many signs before now that this change is actually real, receiving my official Foreign Service Travel Orders doesn't get any more real.
First of all, the tale gate had to be propped up by a stick, setting a mousetrap style guillotine for anyone who accidentally bumps it.