Heather is an American writer who moved to Bangkok in 2005. A failed blog attempt, one master’s degree and two kids later, she’s now writing about her experiences in the Land of Smiles. Heather has never ridden an elephant or eaten fried grasshoppers from a street vendor, but she is learning how to navigate her car in infamous Bangkok traffic.
Category Archives: expat life
Over the past couple of months, I’ve spent some time writing about home, about what it means to me, and how to deepen my sense of home and my connection to it. I’ve done a lot of starting and stopping, … Continue reading
Lately I’ve been thinking about the concept of home, about how such a small word could have so many potential meanings and what, exactly, the world “home” means to me. For years now, since I first left the place I grew … Continue reading
Standing in the kids’ shoe aisle at Target I stare at the rows of shoes—sandals, sneakers, flip flops—lined up on the shelf. “Which ones should we get?” I ask R, as E grabs for a pair of Spiderman shoes at … Continue reading
It’s the type of question you hear often as an expat, upon returning from annual home leave. After the requisite “How was your summer?” often follows, “How’s the jet lag? Are you getting any sleep?” Over drinks at welcome back … Continue reading
Visiting the U.S. is always a great opportunity to reconnect with my own culture, as well as to gain perspective from Thai culture, where I spend ten months of the year. Cultural discussions often center around the differences, but, of … Continue reading