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  • This is not how I was expecting to spend my two year anniversary

    And this is not the blog post I planned to write.  April 2, 2020 marks the anniversary of quitting my job, selling my home, and traveling for two years.  I’d planned to announce that, after much dithering, I had decided to end (or at least pause) my nomadic ways and move to Munich.  I would speak of celebrations with my…

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  • Time Flies When You Follow Your Dreams

    It’s been one year since I boarded a plane with a one-way ticket for Scotland. Not long before my last day at work, a coworker told me that others were placing bets about me. “Oh really?,” I asked, “Betting on when I’ll be back?” “No, betting on whether or not you’ll be back at all.” Shivering in the Edinburgh cold…

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  • What is Identity Anyway?

    90% of the time when we meet new people, they will ask one of these questions and not get much deeper than that: “Where are you from?” “Are you married?” “Do you have kids?” “What do you do?” (Of course, this always means what’s your job, not what do you for fun.) Generic questions sketch a convenient caricature. For some,…

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  • 100 days of “Solitude”

    Today marks my 163rd day abroad, 100 days of it being “solo” travel. Can’t very well say 100 days of solitude.  My worries about being lonely haven’t had many occasions to be tested. I’ve had visits with friends and family from the US, England, Norway, and Germany and have made new friends here in Berlin. Stacy told me that I…

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  • New Beginnings and Navigating Solo Travel

    Recently, A friend posted a very touching and candid video of her preparing to go on a solo journey.  It reminded me that I’m not traveling simply for the sake of traveling. For me, this isn’t just a vacation. I am searching for something. I’m not exactly sure what; hopefully, I will recognize it when I find it.  Part of…

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  • Long-term Travel Isn’t Always Unicorns and Rainbows

    Many scorn Facebook for its fake nature. Each social media post is a window to that person’s reality.  The size, slant, and tint of the window is influenced by what they want you to see, what they want to hide, where they are, who they are with, what they had for lunch, and how they see themselves. I admit that…

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About Me

Hi, I'm Christina. I love travel, cats, gardens, house sitting, birds, painting, dogs, museums, good food & drink, you know - all the good stuff! I've been working on my first memoir, Magicians, Cross Dressers and My Uterus while living my second!

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