Tag: expat

  • Renewing your US passport abroad

    Renewing your US passport abroad

    I’ve been slowly cranking the wheels on renewing my Czech visa since May. And while this process involves gathering paperwork from every Czech agency under the sun, the biggest holdup has actually been my US passport. The downside of traveling as much as I have the past couple of years is that those visa pages…

  • Why I decided not to join the Peace Corps

    Why I decided not to join the Peace Corps

    I applied for the Peace Corps because it’s something I’ve always wanted to do. I figured it would be a good time to do it now that I’m no longer on a “traditional” career path. I don’t feel like it would kill me to stop working and volunteer for 2 years (unlike how I felt…

  • The Peace Corps application and interview process

    The Peace Corps application and interview process

    Though it’s a volunteer organization, the Peace Corps application and interview process is the same as any job. But succeeding at each stage can be pretty straightforward if you prepare. Here is what you can expect when you apply for the Peace Corps. Choosing the right position If you browse volunteer openings, you’ll see hundreds…

  • What it’s like having two homes across the world

    What it’s like having two homes across the world

    I recently spent almost two months back in my hometown of Miami (because I’m not a very good expat). I got to see all my favorite people in the world, eat Cuban breakfast more times than I can count, and even did a little bit of traveling. The feeling of home Going back to Miami,…

  • Where to get American (and British) candy in Prague

    Where to get American (and British) candy in Prague

    Recently I got a ridiculous craving for Snickers. In a world full of Milka and Czech chocolate, I became convinced I couldn’t get one in Prague. (I was wrong. You can buy one at any grocery store for about 36 cents.) But in my misguided quest to find a Snickers, I stumbled upon something beyond…

  • What to do if you’re an animal-loving expat without a pet in Prague

    What to do if you’re an animal-loving expat without a pet in Prague

    I’ve been surrounded by pets my whole life. Even when I didn’t live with one in the house, I could visit someone with a pet in less than 10 minutes. And being a pet lover is hard in Prague. I didn’t realize quite how hard it was until I was in Bucharest, and I felt…