Learning to Get Lost

A couple weeks ago we took a tour of the Medina. I was thankful to have a knowledgeable tour guide because the old Medina of Tunis is a maze of narrow streets enclosed in ancient walls holding markets, homes, restaurants, and people busy in daily life. So many twists and turns! I have no clueContinue reading “Learning to Get Lost”

Shopping, Animals, and Weird Plants

A discussion of the nuances and entertainment of living in Tunisia Shopping Most things are cheap in comparison to America and after 6 months here, it still amazes me. I walk away from shopping feeling like I got a steal and would have gladly paid 5 times as much. A quick estimated conversion in myContinue reading “Shopping, Animals, and Weird Plants”

Two Months in Tunisia

Happy 2 Month Anniversary, Tunisia! It really feels like I’ve been here a lot longer than two months. I am feeling pretty settled and comfortable. And I’ve checked off so many items on my Tunisian “Bucket List.” See Roman Ruins Visit Bardo Museum Walk around Sidi Bou Said Take pictures by fancy doors Start decoratingContinue reading “Two Months in Tunisia”

The Rains in Africa

Another day in the classroom was wrapping up, and I started to hear mumbles from the students and teachers about rain clouds. I briefly glanced outside and sure enough, it was windy and dark. I guess it’s going to rain. I hadn’t looked at the weather forecast that day so this was news to me.Continue reading “The Rains in Africa”

The Ultimate Beach Experience

Rafraf, Tunisia I guess I’m late to the game, but I just discovered that I like going to the beach. I used to trick myself into thinking that I liked beaches. Everybody likes going to the beach, right? But after multiple attempts, I resigned myself into admitting, “I am just not a beach person.” ToContinue reading “The Ultimate Beach Experience”

Pottery and Rugs and Doors; Oh My!

After 14 days in true quarantine (not even allowed to go to the store), we are free! We can’t drive yet and we don’t really know where to go or how to get there, but our new coworkers are amazing. They have swooped in with offers to take us out and give us a trueContinue reading “Pottery and Rugs and Doors; Oh My!”

Tips, Advice, and General Hearsay

Beginning the journey towards international teaching feels a little like the journey of starting a family. There is a lot of excitement up front with finding out where you are going, making the big announcement to family and friends, and then lots of preparation before the big move. And just like having a baby, youContinue reading “Tips, Advice, and General Hearsay”

The Recruitment Process

By Guest Writer: Justin Peavey When my wife agreed that moving overseas would be the best bet to re-energize our personal and professional selves, I immediately began researching.  I always begin with a simple “how to” search in Google and start my journey down the rabbit-hole. The journey took me through blog posts, how-to guides,Continue reading “The Recruitment Process”