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  1. Indonesian Cooking in Africa

    Indonesian Cooking with Marina and Dewi Marina and I met back when we lived in Pau, France; but even though we both lived there for four years, we didn’t cross paths until just before she was moving to Congo. Yikes!… The post Indonesian Cooking in Africa appeared first on Canadian Expat Mom. View the full article
  2. What’s in My Name?

    The other day I was wondering, If I had to chose a name for my blog today, would the name still be the same? I’ve been a lot of things over my life-time. A daughter, sister, friend, neighbour, dancer, student,… The post What’s in My Name? appeared first on Canadian Expat Mom. View the full article
  3. Barcelona 2.0

    The first time I went to Barcelona was in 2010 with my Mom and my Aunts. I had just moved to Paris and I joined them for the Barcelona and Tuscany portion of their European-vacation. That first time in Barcelona… The post Barcelona 2.0 appeared first on Canadian Expat Mom. View the full article
  4. Congo- One Week Back

    A year ago I arrived in Congo, slightly wide-eyed, taking in my new ‘home’. Seven days ago, I arrived back in Congo for the second school year, after being gone for ten weeks of summer holidays. My husband came back… The post Congo- One Week Back appeared first on Canadian Expat Mom. View the full article
  5. It’s been awhile since I’ve sat down and poured my thoughts onto the keyboard. With Canadian Expat Dad now on his way back to Congo, I find myself sitting here in France, sipping my morning coffee, and suddenly frantically trying… The post Summer Recap: Congo to Canada to France and Back Again appeared first on Canadian Expat Mom. View the full article
  6. Congo- My Year in Review

    I’m back after being quiet for quite awhile. I guess we can call it a period of reflection, although as I write this, I feel like I might still be in the middle of that. For someone living what might… The post Congo- My Year in Review appeared first on Canadian Expat Mom. View the full article
  7. When I lived in Canada, my friend Karen and I would escape to the spa every now and then to treat ourselves to a bit of relaxation. Our spa time in Calgary was always great, and back then I never… The post Spas of the World: Dubai, Guerlain Spa-One&Only The Palm appeared first on Canadian Expat Mom. View the full article
  8. A Taste of Dubai

    She’s one of my best friends, she was my maid of honour, and there is an ocean between us…but not this week! My friend may live in Canada and I may live in Congo, but for one week we were… The post A Taste of Dubai appeared first on Canadian Expat Mom. View the full article
  9. Flying High in Dubai

    The sound of the alarm lurched itself into the room. “This is what time we should be going to bed,” my friend moaned as she reached to turn off her cell phone on the night stand. I glanced at mine.… The post Flying High in Dubai appeared first on Canadian Expat Mom. View the full article
  10. Namibia: Self-Drive Safari Itinerary

    From our part of the world, in Sub-Saharan Africa, Namibia is a popular travel destination. When I was planning our trip, I leaned on a few friends who had been before, checking out their itineraries, and taking any tips they… The post Namibia: Self-Drive Safari Itinerary appeared first on Canadian Expat Mom. View the full article
  11. ~Disclaimer~ I want to start by saying that we didn’t set out to make this an electronic-free trip. The iPads were fully charged in a bag at my feet at all times, we just didn’t advertise that to our kids.… The post How to Survive a Family Road Trip…WITHOUT iPads!!! appeared first on Canadian Expat Mom. View the full article
  12. Planet of the Seals: Cape Cross, Namibia

    We had just finished driving the Skeleton Coast and knew that we wanted to stop at Cape Cross before arriving at our final destination for the day, Swakopmund. We rolled in to Cape Cross, and paid the park fee of 80… The post Planet of the Seals: Cape Cross, Namibia appeared first on Canadian Expat Mom. View the full article
  13. A Trip to the Congolese Hair Salon

    In order to get your hair done in the 3rd world, you basically need to be at peace with the fact that things may go terribly wrong. You need to go into the situation acknowledging that it’s ‘just’ your hair,… The post A Trip to the Congolese Hair Salon appeared first on Canadian Expat Mom. View the full article
  14. Sports Day in Congo

    What happens when a French girl, a Dutch girl and a Canadian walk into a Congolese aerobics class? We were about to find out! Earlier this week, my friend from Holland asked if I wanted to go to an aerobics… The post Sports Day in Congo appeared first on Canadian Expat Mom. View the full article
  15. The French Cheese-Man At My Door

    Over Christmas holidays one of my besties in France bought me a hilarious Christmas gift. She coined it her “home made hangover kit” and it consisted of hangover tea, electrolyte tablets for re-hydrating, “poo pourri” bathroom spay(which I later learned… The post The French Cheese-Man At My Door appeared first on Canadian Expat Mom. View the full article
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