Expat, Food, Japan

Surprise Soup

One of the wonderful things about being an expat is being part of a rich multinational community and the fact that you regularly have unexpected new experiences with lovely new people. For example… Last month a Japanese lady I barely knew threw open her doors and warmly welcomed a group of us over for a sushi… Continue reading Surprise Soup

Electricity, Expat Life

The Dark Continent

In the 19th century, maps of Africa charted the coastal areas, but the interior, as yet a mystery to European explorers, was left blank…or dark.  The romantic name ‘The Dark Continent’ was coined and is still used to this day although in our case we use it in a different context….. Earlier in the year, after… Continue reading The Dark Continent