Expat Life, Friendship

Expat Friendship: The Friend at Hand

"A friend at hand is better than a far distant relative." This African proverb of unknown provenance is printed on a patchwork quilt that I won, a quilt made by a brilliant group of expat ladies (which is a story for another time).   It's not just a proverb, it is a truth, a fact, a mantra that the… Continue reading Expat Friendship: The Friend at Hand

Expat Life, Friendship

A Unique Expat Friendship: The Expat Locationship

My friend Maple-Syrup explained her theory of expat locationships at the top of steep stone stairway that clung to the wall of Rumeli Hisari fortress in Istanbul. We had the place to ourselves one sunny September morning and had stopped to catch our breath and admire the stunning Bosphorus view. You meet a lot of new… Continue reading A Unique Expat Friendship: The Expat Locationship