Here we are, nearly a week into full time living in Brazil. You might think that means it’s a crazy week spent running around like mad men getting everything set up, hooked up, stocked up and finding our way around, but it’s really not. We got all of that out of the way when we […]
Brian and I had realized how much we cared for each other just a couple of weeks before he was sent to Brazil. Our lives were in chaos, and we didn’t know what was going to happen, but I knew I’d miss him. I visited him there for the first time about seven months later. […]
I thought so too, until I lived outside the US. Most Americans know bacon as it comes from the grocery store; in little stripey strips, pre-cut and pre-packaged in the refrigerated section. Sometimes it’s smoked, sometimes it’s got a maple or honey flavor, and at all times it is SO GOOD. Then I moved to […]
International life is not all excitement and adventure. Sometimes you’ve got to do the boring stuff, like laundry and grocery shopping. And since my mom let me know that she loves it when I post the mundane stuff here, as well as the exciting… Today you get the grocery store, but never fear! When the […]
Food. We’re staying in a hotel with a kitchenette, and while this is really convenient for snacks and cold drinks, it’s not entirely ideal for two months of living. We have a microwave and a tiny dorm sized fridge, and we even have a cook top, but no pots or pans so they’re not […]
Speaking of Edinburgh, I have to tell you about a little hidden cafe my daughter and I stumbled into. We were looking for a coffee shop where we could warm up our hands and find a bite to eat, but wanted to stay away from the big chains which seem to be on every […]
We had a plan when we showed up in Alnwick. We’d see the book store, stop by a local restaurant for a meal, then head to the Alnwick Castle Gardens. The restaurant we wanted to see is not just any restaurant. It’s the Treehouse. Built high up in the branches of mature lime trees, […]
When Sharon and I finished with our trek through Gibside National Trust, she drove me to another nearby treat. The sun was starting to head towards the horizon, which meant it was about 3pm. That’s very nearly nightfall here in December and it was getting cold, but the slanting light made the already […]
Have I mentioned that I don’t cook? I’m sure I have. It’s sort of an ongoing difficulty. Combine my lazy eating habits with my history of growing up with a meat-and-potatoes dad who didn’t encourage much creativity in the kitchen, and you get a person who is perfectly happy with cheese, crackers and grapes for […]
What do you do when you’re having a great time exploring a new city, finding new local hangouts, seeing all the local shows, making new local friends, enjoying your temporary roommates in your new flat, and generally loving where you are? If you’re us, you leave! We got all spontaneous and jumped in the car. […]
Oh, Edinburgh, I am thoroughly enjoying this brief fling we’re having. We won’t be here long. Maybe another month, maybe two? We don’t know, our lives are sort of a roulette wheel right now. We’ve been here for about three weeks so far, trekking all over the city. We walk everywhere, and every time we […]
Remember how excited Brian was to see all that snow stacked up? It was so amazing we had to go back for more. Our previous visit to the visitor’s center on Mt. Rainier was just before the regular spring season, and the lodge was closed. We made plans to go back on our last full […]
We were running out of time. One thing we’re used to after years of a long distance relationship, and living on two continents, is running out of time. This time we were running out of time in the Pacific Northwest. Seattle and the surrounding areas had been so good to us, it was hard think […]
Pike Place Market. What does that make you think of? For me it was only two things. The public market sign you see in the photo below, and big men throwing big fish at each other. And I was right! We saw both. We did the market tour on the same day as the underground […]
Welcome home. Rio das Ostras is a city on the coast of Rio de Janeiro state. It takes about two and a half hours to drive here directly up the coast from the city of Rio de Janeiro if you manage to avoid traffic. I think that has happened to us once in the last […]
Brian is a Fifer, born and raised not very far from Anstruther. He grew up knowing the best fish supper was just up the road in this little shop called the Waterfront Chip Shop. Do you see it there? Just to the left of the Waterfront restaurant. Brian told me stories of his youth when […]
Who are these people?
Peg and Brian - An American photographer and her hot Scottish husband, expats and slow travelers out in the world and writing about it. Along the way we hope to see amazing sights, meet interesting people, stay in roach free lodgings and stay alive. So far, so good (except for the roaches).
- The Up Helly Aa Torch Procession – 2013 February 1, 2013
- Setting Foot on the Isle of May February 18, 2013
- 365 Times Two – Because I Can January 4, 2014
- The Newly Arrived Expat Struggle October 8, 2013
- 365 Photo Project – Week 9 March 3, 2013
- MIA But Still Standing November 28, 2014
- Needle in a Haystack June 11, 2014
- 365 Photo Project – May 2014 June 7, 2014
- What Must They Think Of Us? May 31, 2014
- Me Talk Pretty One Day* May 19, 2014
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