While traveling abroad, nothing drives me more crazy than not knowing how much things equal to in my home currency, US dollars. I’m one of those people who tries to understand exactly how much something is so that I can start to understand if things in the place I am visiting are generally more or less expensive than back at home. Some currencies, like the … Continue reading Currency Converters Are Wonderful
The movies make embassy life look, well, absolutely fabulous. Swanky receptions, political intrigue, and world changing decisions being made daily by glamorous diplomats. So, like most things in life, the movies and reality are quite different. Though embassy life does have more than its fair share of receptions, most diplomats bore of the same bulk-purchased wine and small talk that go along with these social … Continue reading What does the Embassy do anyways?
With summer rapidly approaching, many of us are looking forward to some well deserved time off. For those lucky enough to have the opportunity to travel outside of your normal habitat, I’m sure the excitement is building. As you make the final preparations to your itinerary and confirm various bookings, take a minute to do a few things: Find your passport. Sounds silly, no? Trust … Continue reading Passports & Visas