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{Weekly Writing Challenge} Map it out!

07 Jan

Moving as an expat…

[Backstory, inspiration from WP] “As bloggers, we scan through photos and descriptive tales from our fellow writers who share their travels with us… Maps symbolize the places we’ve been, the places we want to go, and the places we’ll end up, even if we don’t know it yet…”

That said, I’m taking up on the challenge, and ‘mapping out’ the places in my life. Just the important, ‘life event’ moves. A couple years back when I began blogging, I decided to name this blog, representing/expressing what my [now 3] kids are: the product of their mom’s and dad’s hybrid/joined cultures. Moving is part of our lives, and was part of mine way before meeting the so-called ‘best-half’. Maps are a frequent guest at my posts, and this time, responding to the challenge, I’m ‘mapping out my life’, the moves I’ve endured as a nomad child back in Brazil, the ones leading me to a new path as an expat, mother and ‘trailing spouse‘… ♥

The beginning: ‘this child is born’, in a small Japanese colony, in Southeastern Brazil:

Itaguaí, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Itaguaí, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

The original family moves to the nation’s capital, for a fantastic couple of decades of friendships, schooling, learning, growing, language, cultural and life experiences:

Professional opportunities keep leading that grown child to keep moving up… and North!

Life presents itself in very strange ways... and sometimes, love, personal life & work seem to agree with each other… a few fortunate moments, that one must take advantage of… and move on! Again, keep moving up… and North! The new home, now officially an expat, the “D” city indicated by the map – working as a foreign research fellow, in Davis, CA.

One day, we all come to the realization that it’s necessary to say ‘YES’ to a lifetime commitment… and so I did! And the acceptance brought me to a new address, some 2,800 miles away, to new work opportunities, to a new life as a spouse:

What happens when a ‘nomad child’ marries another ‘nomad spirit’?

Well, they move, together with their first ‘world citizen‘! This time, as a ‘trailing spouse’ and a mom, I’m going back South… to Southern Africa

It came time to welcome our second child… so then we moved to a neighboring country, for a little while…

We were done with our work in Africa, and had to return to our original home. Back in Washington DC, before heading out to our next adventure… From “A” to “B”, landing in “C”, and welcoming our third child into the world [of traveling!]:

But since we’ve got ‘itchy souls‘, common to world travelers, we may not stop… We’re always moving, and as a result of work, lifestyle and adventurous minds, we find ourselves in a different place, the beautiful country of Bolivia… for now! 😮 Thanks for following us, and… what about you? What is YOUR JOURNEY? Feel free to leave a link at the comments section for others to ‘live thru your experiences’!! 😮

Related: Writing Challenge: Map It | Fi’s Mutterings & Mumblings

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129 responses to “{Weekly Writing Challenge} Map it out!

  1. Cancer in My Thirties

    February 2, 2013 at 5:34 pm

    Wow, what an amazing journey!

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  2. eof737

    January 23, 2013 at 9:14 am

    What an impressive life journey… I followed a broken link back to your blog and decided to search for the post that was pinged to me… Congratulations on being Freshly Pressed! Good for you… Did you change the post? The date on the one sent to me is completely different. from this one… Anyway, I’m happy for you! 🙂

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    • 3rdCultureChildren

      January 23, 2013 at 9:23 am

      Thanks for taking the time to ‘research’!’:o Sorry about the link: something had happened, and I had to go back and ‘re-edit’ the post… had to copy the whole thing, and past it as a new one, and deleted the original… no reasonable explanation, but I did get a lot of people telling me the same thing… sorry for that inconvenience… But I’m glad it got freshly pressed – who knew that telling/mapping your moving stories would get the post picked by the WP editors? 😮 But hey, no complaints, right? 😮 Thank you very much for stopping by! :p

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  3. thespectatorssport.wordpress.com/

    January 16, 2013 at 11:38 pm

    Great post, I’m a sucker for anything with maps–I love exploring on Google earth 😛 Working in the foreign service, United Nations or something like that is my absolute career goal, so I’m quite jealous lol 😛 I did a study abroad semester in France and then spent a total of three months of my life living in Egypt, and I hope that my next home abroad after grad school is either back to France or a French-speaking country in the Middle East 🙂

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    • 3rdCultureChildren

      January 16, 2013 at 11:59 pm

      Glad to know you liked it! I always loved maps, ended up marrying someone with the same passion… and work takes us around… the world. So far, it’s being a fantastic journey! Wishing you much success for this year of 2013… maybe you should look into a career/lifestyle as an expat? 😮 Have you given any thoughts on this? Keep me posted, and thank you so much for taking the time to stop by and check this ‘map-post’ out! Cheers from La Paz, Bolivia!

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  4. ghostlydaisies

    January 15, 2013 at 7:35 am

    Great post. Congrats on Freshly Pressed 😀

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    • 3rdCultureChildren

      January 15, 2013 at 9:01 am

      Thank you very much! I was taken by surprise with the FP page! Hey, it’s always good feedback! Have a great week! 😮

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  5. prettyeasylife

    January 13, 2013 at 12:24 pm

    very interesting, liked to see where you’ve started!

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    • 3rdCultureChildren

      January 13, 2013 at 4:02 pm

      Thanks! I’ve started in a very small town in SE Brazil, by the Atlantic coast, called Itaguai, in the State of Rio de Janeiro [first map and pic from the post]… Thanks for taking the time to come by and check it out! 😮

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  6. erakanksha

    January 13, 2013 at 12:21 pm

    Wonderful concept of “Mapping Out” the different phases of your life.. 🙂

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    • 3rdCultureChildren

      January 13, 2013 at 4:04 pm

      Thank you! It’s a fun and interesting way to accomplish the weekly challenge! loved doing it! 😮

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  7. Dexaketo

    January 13, 2013 at 10:58 am

    Reblogged this on DEXAKETO.

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  8. Andreas Moser

    January 13, 2013 at 7:33 am

    I tried to use Apple Maps, but it didn’t work: http://andreasmoser.wordpress.com/2012/12/19/poetry-slam-3-apple-maps/

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    • 3rdCultureChildren

      January 13, 2013 at 10:45 am

      Well… so then I should definitely check it out! Thanks for taking the time to come by and share your post! 😮

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  9. Sunshine

    January 13, 2013 at 4:38 am

    congratulations not only for fp but for a wonderful life you are sharing with your family. simply beautiful. what a great way to start 2013!! 🙂
    Yay!!

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  10. surfskiesp

    January 12, 2013 at 7:53 pm

    Yes, great post right there, I liked it. My name is Carlos, if you are interested in ‘Surfski’ I invite you to follow our blog! Regards.

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    • 3rdCultureChildren

      January 12, 2013 at 8:40 pm

      Cool! Thanks for stopping by.. will have to check it out… as soon as possible! Take care! 😮

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  11. mrscarmichael

    January 12, 2013 at 7:39 pm

    Congrats on this – you did the DP challenge proud.

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  12. Marcio Prado | Peninha

    January 12, 2013 at 6:27 pm

    Poor addicts and submissive, the psycho-political slaves …

    The political class lives an awkward moment.

    Not for everyone, but for the most part, is the “positioned” as a situation or as opposition.

    But it is interesting to see how many behaviors, whether councilors, ex-councilors, secretaries (political office) and allies, end up being similar to that of gambling addicts.

    The gaming addicts, for example, illegal slot machines, stand beside your preferred machine.

    To create a bond of affection, with MACHINE, and when the affection weakens, moving to a kind of …

    continues in: http://wp.me/p1iO2Q-DA

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  13. motten05

    January 12, 2013 at 6:02 pm

    That’s really cool!!

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  14. britishasianmum

    January 12, 2013 at 4:14 pm

    What an original and refreshing way to share your life experiences! Great fun to read!

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    • 3rdCultureChildren

      January 12, 2013 at 5:30 pm

      Thank you so much… it’s definitely fun! And challenging! Both, life and the weekly writing theme! 😮

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  15. hotjazz17

    January 12, 2013 at 2:55 pm

    Reblogged this on UNCOVER777.

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  16. Patrick Jones

    January 12, 2013 at 2:11 pm

    Reblogged this on The Linden Chronicles and commented:
    A very interesting look at your experience by mapping it! Thanks for sharing!

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  17. kwarren1970

    January 12, 2013 at 12:07 pm

    You are definitely see the world. I’ve been to 4 continents myself thanks to the military. Would love to continue to travel.

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    • 3rdCultureChildren

      January 12, 2013 at 12:09 pm

      Thanks… we’ve also hit 4 continents, thanks to work… 😮 the beauty of the R&R trips, the home leave, or even, sometimes, some unforeseen med-evac… all in all, it’s a great experience, and for sure, a fantastic journey! Much success and wishes for a joyful year of 2013. Keep me updated on your guys adventures, as well – the military life is truly fascinating! 😮

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  18. A Londoner from Afar

    January 12, 2013 at 10:10 am

    Cool map! When I first came to live in UK, I could see that so many people had moved around so much in their lifetime, even when they did not know much or any English at all. I was surprised coming from a country where we do not tend to travel and work abroad that much.

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    • 3rdCultureChildren

      January 12, 2013 at 11:44 am

      Thanks! There a lot of people like us out there… we’re this strange group of ‘serial movers’… 😮 some would even say, ‘serial expats… I rather say, ‘serious expats…’ thanks for stopping by!

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  19. GalOnTrip

    January 12, 2013 at 9:56 am

    a vivid story of life of a nomad family. sounds like a fantastic experience. may be i should be an expat instead? 😉 i only did that during my study, but i only moved twice. great post!

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    • 3rdCultureChildren

      January 12, 2013 at 11:45 am

      Hey, there’s still time! It’s an interesting & challenging lifestyle, for sure! Thank you so much for taking the time to come by and read through the post – much appreciated! 😮

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  20. jbarnett15

    January 12, 2013 at 6:50 am

    Reblogged this on jbarnett15 and commented:
    really cool

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    • 3rdCultureChildren

      January 12, 2013 at 8:41 am

      I’m glad you enjoyed it! It’s great to find out that people liked my style to ‘portrait a personal journal’! Thanks for sharing! 😮

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  21. kaja

    January 12, 2013 at 5:19 am

    My first travel – like, real travel! – started in 2010 and took me to New Zealand, where I lost my heart. After a year there, going back to Germany was so hard. I cried on the plane and I’ve missed it ever since. After a year of trying to fit in, working and studying I am finally back on the other side of the world – in Australia – where I am working as a nanny and in 10 months I’ll go back to the country that means the world to me. After that, I’ll either go back home to Germany, visit Chile or travel Australia on my 2nd visa. Who knows what the future may bring?
    I am currently blogging about my experiences in Aussie on http://recolourlife.wordpress.com/ . It’s in german, but there are loads of pictures, too.

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    • 3rdCultureChildren

      January 12, 2013 at 8:43 am

      Kaja! Thank you so much for sharing your life experiences, and for letting us be part of your memories! So kind of you! Wishing you good luck on your upcoming [ad]ventures, and I’ll definitely be checking up on your blogging stories! Thanks for stopping by! 😮

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  22. taraustralis

    January 12, 2013 at 3:34 am

    People ask me where I’m from – I tell them that i’m a ‘citizen of the world’
    I was born in the US, lived in Europe and now call Australia home. Who knows where my next adventure will lead.. I hear France is nice this time of year. 🙂

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    • 3rdCultureChildren

      January 12, 2013 at 8:45 am

      Ad you’re so right! Where is home, anyway? Where your heart is? Maybe! Glad to find another ‘citizen of the world’… We’re growing up in numbers! Take care, and thanks for taking the time to check it out – much appreciated! 😮

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      • taraustralis

        January 12, 2013 at 8:15 pm

        hang on, i’m about to blog about it.. you gave me the idea – stand by… ill repost in a sec… (and ill try to make a map!)

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        • 3rdCultureChildren

          January 12, 2013 at 8:39 pm

          Good to know! That’s great that the blogpost is inspiring!!! Keep me ‘posted’:o Take care, R.

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      • taraustralis

        January 12, 2013 at 8:34 pm

        Hey Matey! It’s there ready for the reading if you’re interested… thanks for the topic idea! Here’s the blog that you inspired: Taraustralis.com

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  23. Azure James

    January 12, 2013 at 2:39 am

    Wow! You’ve been to a heck of a lot more places than me! 🙂

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    • 3rdCultureChildren

      January 12, 2013 at 8:46 am

      Thanks! But these are just the ones I called ‘home’… not even talking about the leisure travel spots… maybe, for another post? 😮 Thanks for stopping by, Azure James!

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  24. akhmaadyani

    January 12, 2013 at 2:29 am

    Reblogged this on akhmaadyani.

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  25. J Riley Johnson

    January 12, 2013 at 2:28 am

    Fantastic detail. What a great idea.

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  26. Alessandro Degiusti

    January 12, 2013 at 1:46 am

    perfect!

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    • 3rdCultureChildren

      January 12, 2013 at 8:48 am

      Thank you, Alessandro! Lots of travelers out there! I’m finding many ‘similar souls’ over here! 😮

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      • Alessandro Degiusti

        January 12, 2013 at 1:01 pm

        Yes, I am Argentine and I like to have blogs in English that address issues in the area of the world in which I live! Greetings!

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        • 3rdCultureChildren

          January 12, 2013 at 1:59 pm

          Why not, right? 😮 I forgot to ‘map out’ the fact I lived in Argentina, for a while… in Cordoba, working at INTA/IFFVE… and would occasionally visit Santa Fe and friends at UNL… 😮 Take care, Alessandro, and let’s be in touch… Have a great year & suerte en 2013! 😮

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          • Alessandro Degiusti

            January 12, 2013 at 6:29 pm

            First, I want to wish you a good 2013 and ask: Have you ever been in Misiones, the province where there is one of the wonders of the natural world, the Iguazu Falls? Saludos!

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            • 3rdCultureChildren

              January 12, 2013 at 8:42 pm

              Thanks for the wishes…and answering your question… not yet! Heard about it, though… one day, one day… Saludos desde Nuestra Señora de La Paz, Bolivia! 😮

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  27. amberinjp

    January 12, 2013 at 1:24 am

    My husband jokes that I am a gypsy nomad – always moving and always finding a new passion… I moved 12 times (apartments, cities, and countries) over the past 10 years, and we’re moving again in 2 months!

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    • 3rdCultureChildren

      January 12, 2013 at 1:25 am

      And why not, right, Amber? 😮 Moving is somehow stressful…. {if curious, check a previous post here…} but it can also be a lot of fun! Thanks for taking the time to stop by and check it out!

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      • amberinjp

        January 12, 2013 at 1:40 am

        So true – it can be super stressful… but also super great if you take the time to get rid of the things you really aren’t using… it lessons your load! 🙂 Thanks for the post!

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        • 3rdCultureChildren

          January 12, 2013 at 8:49 am

          You’re more than welcome, Amber… I often write about moving, and the challenges that come with the new adjustments… culture, language, society, friends… Glad you liked it! 😮

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  28. RandyL

    January 11, 2013 at 10:17 pm

    Interestingly, you seem to have missed the entire Asian continent. But that’s okay, I’ve got a handle on it. SE Asia is where I’m headed….Philippines to be exact. The warmth of the tropics, crystal clear waters, and affordable cost of living with some additional freedoms and liberties thrown in for good measure. Mapping is a good inspiration though…thanks.

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    • 3rdCultureChildren

      January 11, 2013 at 11:13 pm

      There’s still time… who knows what the future is reserving… for all of us? 😮 Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by, share your travel plans, and your expectations… Much success and great travels for 2013! 😮

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  29. mightwar

    January 11, 2013 at 9:48 pm

    I am stunned by the number of places that you have called home. Mine are at two main countries (Ghana and England) with New Zealand being what I would call my spiritual home – and a place I plan to move to sometime in the future.

    I have to admit shock and jealousy at the beautiful map collection that you’ve got going on here. I failed the assignment, but love what you have done here.

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    • 3rdCultureChildren

      January 11, 2013 at 11:17 pm

      WOW! Thank you, thank you for such kind words… I’m honored… You can still prep a ‘map post’ about your travels… or your life events… I’d love to visit Ghana… I do miss Mozambique, South Africa, Swazi… those places have a special spot in my heart, and will always have! And New Zealand [one of our closest friends here in La Paz is a New Zealander], his stories makes long we could go for vacation, at some point! thank you for stopping by and checking the ‘map journey’… 😮 Take care, and have a fantastic year!

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  30. Peggy Tee

    January 11, 2013 at 8:57 pm

    What an amazing journey! And the best thing is I am sure you will continue to uproot, grow and replant yourself and your family. Great post.

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    • 3rdCultureChildren

      January 11, 2013 at 11:18 pm

      Thank you, Peggy Tee! I hope you’re right! Thanks for the sweet words! 😮

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  31. kidwriterinc

    January 11, 2013 at 7:16 pm

    I really liked reading this blog. Thanks for writing it.

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  32. cmdhcamargo

    January 11, 2013 at 7:05 pm

    Reblogged this on cmdhcamargo.

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  33. djdfr

    January 11, 2013 at 5:18 pm

    Excellent job for this theme.

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  34. cftc10

    January 11, 2013 at 4:14 pm

    Reblogged this on cftc10.

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  35. It's only P!

    January 11, 2013 at 4:11 pm

    Gee, I get tired just watching your emitinerary (just made that word up!). It’s a really great way to show us where you’ve lived. At some point – speaking from experience but also having discussed this with other world citizens – an itchy soul or gypsy gene may become a burden. You might feel like a hunted animal years from now, but you’re probably a few decades away from that. 😉 I suppose it all depends where one ends up!

    After 19 years of living in Johannesburg (from 25-44) I left it to live in a safe environment. Canada. Boy, was it ever safe there! I didn’t live in Toronto, so it was also unbearably boring. Since 2002 I’ve never quite felt at home or settled anywhere and have even attracted nightmarish living situations (northern Spain). The rumour goes that Mama Africa will do that to you. Once you’ve lived there long enough she’ll never let you go. Do you feel that too or did you not live there very long?

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    • 3rdCultureChildren

      January 11, 2013 at 4:15 pm

      I absolutely do [feel that about Africa]! It’s amazing, isn’t it? Once you’ve lived there, something happens… to your bones, your mind… maybe even your genes! You’ve got that feeling that you ‘need to get back’… let’s see… let’s see… Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by, read thru the ‘map post’ and share your life memories, and experiences… Have a great year of 2013… and let’s keep on moving… 😮

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  36. Opinionated Man

    January 11, 2013 at 3:58 pm

    what a fun idea

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  37. joeyhunt2013

    January 11, 2013 at 3:49 pm

    This is very interesting. Thanks!!!

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  38. The Guat

    January 11, 2013 at 3:41 pm

    Very cool post 🙂 You’ve been everywhere! You were totally up for this challenge. One of the best ones I’ve seen. I haven’t been anywhere other than the supermarket, so I couldn’t really map that out. 🙂 Congrats on being Freshly Pressed.

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    • 3rdCultureChildren

      January 11, 2013 at 3:42 pm

      You really made me laugh right now… ‘nowhere but the supermarket’! Hilarious! 😮 Thanks for taking the time to come over and check the post/mapped out journey!!! I hope to add many more ‘homes’ to my map! Take care! 😮

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  39. Benoit Guillot

    January 11, 2013 at 3:37 pm

    Very cool post!

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  40. Lynn Daue

    January 11, 2013 at 3:07 pm

    Oh, cool! I used to volunteer with a man that catered almost exclusively to third-culture kids and the challenges they face (especially the question, “Where are you from?”) and was amazed at the experiences that some of these people have before reaching the age of majority. Good on your for bringing your children with you on your adventures!

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    • 3rdCultureChildren

      January 11, 2013 at 3:32 pm

      Thank you, Lynn! Definitely, a great challenge, and yet, a sweet one! Thanks for stopping by the blog! Much appreciated!

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  41. yarnwuseleien.wordpress.com

    January 11, 2013 at 2:45 pm

    Wow, very interesting to watch your travels over the world. When do you come over to Germany?
    I would invite you for a wonderful cup of coffee 😉
    regards magdalena

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    • 3rdCultureChildren

      January 11, 2013 at 2:51 pm

      Humm… Germany is pretty tempting! 😮 Don’t know when, but we’d be really pleased if that happened! Thanks for the offer – I’d definitely take you up on that! 😮 Greetings from La Paz…. now, off to grabbing a ‘Paceño’ cup of coffee! You gave me a great idea… 😮

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  42. Lucid Gypsy

    January 11, 2013 at 2:17 pm

    That’s amazing, I’ve lived in the same city all my life!

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    • 3rdCultureChildren

      January 11, 2013 at 2:20 pm

      Which, is definitely a great thing! Sometimes I wonder how life would have been if I’ve never moved… I sort of miss not having ‘best friends’… or know how it is to grow up with a solid group of people, in the place… 😮 The grass is always greener somewhere, right Gilly?! 😮 Thanks for stopping by!

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      • Lucid Gypsy

        January 11, 2013 at 2:43 pm

        Yes, It must be strange to have to keep leaving peopke behind. I suspect you’re like me – ultra friendly and collect lots of peeps. I must admit I see my school friends that I’ve known for 45 years!

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        • 3rdCultureChildren

          January 11, 2013 at 2:52 pm

          Oh! that makes me really jealous! Friends for the past 45 years!!! Oh, how I wish I could have that! Please enjoy them… as much as you can!!! 😮

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  43. Grace @ Cultural Life

    January 11, 2013 at 1:01 pm

    Thank you for linking to my Map it Out post. I enjoyed reading yours!

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    • 3rdCultureChildren

      January 11, 2013 at 2:04 pm

      Thank you very much, Grace! It’s my pleasure to share – this is a fun writing challenge to accomplish! 😮 Take care and have a great weekend!

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  44. Yen-Yens-Passions

    January 11, 2013 at 11:33 am

    I enjoyed watching your Map journey.:) Thank you for the listing my link on yours.:) http://chikawithyeneyes.wordpress.com/2013/01/08/writing-challenge-map-it-out/

    Best Regards,
    Yen-Yen

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    • 3rdCultureChildren

      January 11, 2013 at 2:03 pm

      You’re more than welcome, Yen-Yen! It’s always a pleasure to share! Thanks for taking the time to stop by and ‘learn’ a bit about my personal journey… 😮 Much appreciated!

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  45. Helen Devries

    January 11, 2013 at 10:23 am

    That was a super way to take on the challenge…I wonder where you’ll be after Bolivia!

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    • 3rdCultureChildren

      January 11, 2013 at 2:02 pm

      Thanks! Have no idea, yet!!! That’s the beauty of this ‘life challenge’ – one may have expectations, but the future… is always a surprise! 😮 Thanks for taking the time to stop by and check it out, Helen! Much appreciated! 😮

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  46. amira

    January 9, 2013 at 7:10 am

    how exciting 🙂
    I guess, it takes a lot of courage to keep moving, especially with children.
    I guess adjusting to new environments, new cultures, new people are second nature to you and your family. wish you many more adventures.

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    • 3rdCultureChildren

      January 9, 2013 at 10:19 am

      Thank you very much, Amira, for your words of support… you’re right, it takes courage, and also, it’s part of our jobs, it has become our routine, and the adaptation/adjustment are simply another required step along the way! Thank you for taking the time to stop by and check it out! 😮

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  47. aFrankAngle

    January 8, 2013 at 10:15 pm

    Now that’s a journey! Thanks for sharing.

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    • 3rdCultureChildren

      January 8, 2013 at 10:39 pm

      Thank you for stopping by and checking our ‘journey’ out… it’s hard to map things out – harder than I had initially imagined,because it makes one stop, think, re-evaluate… but, hey, it’s definitely part of the journey, right? 😮

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  48. djmatticus

    January 8, 2013 at 6:39 pm

    Wow! What an amazing journey. I wonder where you travel to next?

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    • 3rdCultureChildren

      January 8, 2013 at 9:05 pm

      Thanks for taking the time to check it out… Hopefully, it wasn’t too messy/confused! We do not know our future, yet… Normally, it becomes clear, a little before we have to depart from current post… but, will keep you updated! 😮 We just arrived in Bolivia (5 months ago!), so, still time to learn, adjust, explore…
      Take care! Greetings from “Breathless La Paz”!

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  49. colonialist

    January 8, 2013 at 5:43 pm

    Wow – all that globetrotting is truly mind-boggling!
    Still, of course you have Europe and Asia and Australia still to go! 🙂

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    • 3rdCultureChildren

      January 8, 2013 at 5:46 pm

      I know… we stopped in Europe during one of our R&Rs… but never lived there, so, does not count… Asia for work, but not with the whole family… again, no counts… and Australia… we’re waiting on our ’employer’ to send us to these places… that’s the way we move/travel/live! 😮

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      • colonialist

        January 8, 2013 at 6:15 pm

        Drop some hints!

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        • 3rdCultureChildren

          January 8, 2013 at 6:22 pm

          Funny.. But no hints… That’s what we all say… “If the send us there…” At least it’s good to be sent to work at a place that we’ve been longing to visit! 😮

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  50. liamodell1

    January 8, 2013 at 5:20 pm

    Thanks for the mention! 🙂

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    • 3rdCultureChildren

      January 8, 2013 at 5:21 pm

      You’re more than welcome! It’s always good to share interesting posts! 😮

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      • liamodell1

        January 8, 2013 at 5:22 pm

        It is indeed! 🙂 Have you ever been to Cornwall?

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        • 3rdCultureChildren

          January 8, 2013 at 5:28 pm

          No, not yet… we plan on doing a bit of ‘exploring’ once we get a chance to be posted in Europe… We’ve been to England [husband, myself] before, but only spent a week, on a search of the roots for the Greene family… one day, maybe… thanks for sharing! let’s see if our paths cross! 😮

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