From Sochi to Shanghai (and a few places in between): Life in 2014

It was bound to happen eventually, but 2014 is the first year I'm not entirely sad to see go.  In … [Continue Reading]

From Sochi to Shanghai - Life in 2014

Two Days in LA

How much can you really see with only two days in Los Angeles, a sprawling city the same size as … [Continue Reading]

Two Days in LA by Expat Edna

The art of doing nothing in London

There's not much to say about the art of doing nothing. It's pretty much one step, self-explanatory: … [Continue Reading]

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One day in Segovia

If you like aqueducts and suckling pigs, boy do I have the day trip for you. Segovia is a small … [Continue Reading]

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Everything I loved about Madrid

Spain was never on my radar. Never. Something about it didn't inspire me; no amount of writing or … [Continue Reading]

Everything I loved about Madrid by Expat Edna

We drove to Belgium just for the beer

Like many good ideas, the idea to roadtrip to Belgium for beer came about over a few drinks at the … [Continue Reading]

We drove to Belgium for the beer

An Accidental Year Around the World

The thing about accidentally going on a year-long round the world trip is that you don't actually … [Continue Reading]

An Accidental Year Around the World

The 5 best things I ate in Paris: Extended Edition

I found myself facing the most fabulous dilemma this summer: my job in Paris finished at the end of … [Continue Reading]

5 best things I ate in Paris - Extended Paris edition

Life in Shanghai: December

Life in Shanghai December 2014 by Expat Edna

A couple noteworthy events happened in December that I feel the month still warrants a recap post. But as everyone's moving onto 2015, I'll keep this as short and sweet as I can (short being 1000 words -- that's progress, right?). Haircut! I first donated my hair in 2008, and after six years … [Continue reading...]

Realistic Resolutions for 2015

2015 NYE Resolutions

00:00:00: our view when midnight struck in Sydney I'm one of those in the minority who love New Year's Eve, and New Year's resolutions, and making a big hullabaloo in general about the whole thing (see: previous editions of Realistic Resolutions). So because public accountability to a large … [Continue reading...]

From Sochi to Shanghai (and a few places in between): Life in 2014

From Sochi to Shanghai - Life in 2014

It was bound to happen eventually, but 2014 is the first year I'm not entirely sad to see go.  In my recap two years ago, I had deemed 2012 the best year ever and was "scared" for 2013's ability to rise to such epic precedents. 2013 indeed matched (and surpassed) the year before, but its many … [Continue reading...]

The 12 Pubs of Christmas à Paris

12 pubs of Christmas a Paris by Expat Edna

There are few times you can look back in your life and point to an exact moment and say, There. That's when everything changed. For me, that was ... … [Continue reading...]

Life in Shanghai: November

Life in Shanghai November 2014 by Expat Edna

My monthly wrap-ups are for me to share more of my daily goings-on; the little things that make up my life abroad. For previous months, … [Continue reading...]

An Extrovert’s Struggles in Small-Town Italy

An Extrovert's Struggles in Small Town Italy by Expat Edna

I barely made it three months in Italy. Most people are surprised when they hear this, though not all. There are the usual suspects who go, … [Continue reading...]

Two Days in LA

Two Days in LA by Expat Edna

How much can you really see with only two days in Los Angeles, a sprawling city the same size as Hong Kong, or a third of the state of Rhode Island? … [Continue reading...]

I Love My Neighborhood: Paris’ Odéon

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In this series, I ask expats to share the joys of local life they’ve found in their corner of the world. If you’re just joining in now, check out … [Continue reading...]

The 5 best things I ate in LA

The 5 best things I ate in LA by Expat Edna

In this series, I round up the five best things I ate in a particular city or country. Read previous posts here. When you only have 2.5 days to … [Continue reading...]