Tag: Expat life

Expat no more

I’ve seen the “expat vs. immigrant” controversy flare up various times in my many years as an expat. It is usually along the lines of “expat is a racist term which only applies to white people.” As a white person, I naturally react defensively to such arguments although I...

Meetings: the President and the Astronaut

There are perks of living an expat life. Besides living in intriguing places and mixing with a variety of cultures, there are also material and social benefits. One of the social benefits – especially if you live in an important capital city like Addis Ababa – is having the...

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