Living Overseas

How to Succeed at Living in The Middle East When You Are Not Middle Eastern Proficiency Quiz (Western, Middle-Class Version)

How to Survive Small Towns (aka a weekend in the Big Smoke)

Eating Foreign at Home

How to Be Happy Overseas – Part 1

How to Be Happy Overseas – Part 2

How to Have Helpful Help – Part 1: You are Not in Control

How to Have Helpful Help – Part 2: It’s Not Your Money and it’s Not About the Money

How to Have Helpful Help – Part 3: Do It Yourself

Returning to Your Home Country for a Visit after Living Overseas in the Middle East Means…

How to Behave with Americans and English

How to Have the Flu in Two Cultures

This plant needs full sun, complete shade, daily watering, desert conditions, rocky soil, clay soil, well-fertilized soil and no soil at all: Buying Plants in the Middle East

This is an Ex-Flower: Buying Posies in the Middle East

How to Make a Screen Door with Oompa-Loompas, Khana, Do-hickys and Nail Polish

How to Hang Out in Hotel Lobbies (Not Just for Ladies of the Evening Anymore!)

How to Have a Tailor

How to Behave if You Are a Doctor: Proper Bedside Manner Explicated

Me and my STRÅLA – The Start of Christmas Season in the Middle East

‘Tis the Season to be Merry (and Careful – Avoid Feeding the Grinches!)

Christmas Overseas – Let’s Talk About Coping

Christmas is Here (but February is coming) so Celebrate NOW

How to Survive Christmas Overseas (In a Place that Doesn’t Celebrate Christmas)