Arriving in Serbia was something like our 15th international move if you include all our international transfers over the years. More recently, our first stop with the Foreign Service in 2010 was Manila, Philippines, in 2013 we were posted in Kathmandu, Nepal where we remained until the summer of 2015, having experienced the earthquake there in the spring. In the summer of 2015 we moved to Kingston, Jamaica and in August 2017 we moved to Belgrade, Serbia. How’s that for contrast?!
Our new FS life came rather unexpectedly (right out of nowhere really) and brought a new label for me – EFM or FS Spouse – and a different kind of international travel experience. I write here trying to combine my previous overseas life with the new to make the best of everywhere and nowhere that my travels take me. (Nowhere can be that overseas place where people know you live, but often don’t really relate to as any place at all. That place where others may never have visited and may never wish to see, but that you call home, at least for now.)
In 2018 I applied and was accepted into the foreign service, just as my husband was approaching retirement. In 2019 I was sent to Nairobi,Kenya as my first assignment, although collectively it is my fifth post. Kenyan posts maybe forthcoming, we will see.
So here are my tales, mostly reflective and from Serbia right now. Hope you like them and please stop by and say hello!