I love Thanksgiving. Over the past few years, Kail and I have celebrated Thanksgiving around the world: At friends’ homes in San Salvador, Athens, and Sydney; in our own home in San Salvador; and in the Kabul DFAC (not as fun).
View of Mount Lycabettus from the Acropolis.Kail and I spent Thanksgiving weekend in Athens, Greece, visiting friends we met in El Salvador. One of the best things about the Foreign Service is having friends all over the world.
Kail and I were supposed to spend Thanksgiving at a big dinner with friends and colleagues, but circumstances beyond my control meant I had to miss the celebration entirely. I was kind of bummed, but I still managed to enjoy the DFAC‘s finest Thanksgiving lunch and, most importantly, prepare our contribution to the potluck. Also, I got toContinue reading “Thanksgiving in Kabul”
It’s been a week and I’m sufficiently recovered from Thanksgiving overindulgence that it’s OK for me to be writing this post today. This Thanksgiving marked our second Thanksgiving in El Salvador. It was also our second Thanksgiving in the Foreign Service and our second Thanksgiving as a married couple.The biggest milestone: It was the first ThanksgivingContinue reading “Our Second Thanksgiving in El Salvador”
http://youtu.be/-yPOZC20kKQSo I don’t write a lot about work on my blog, but I wanted to share this video about the embassy’s Thanksgiving program, which I managed this year. Around minute 3:00 you will see footage of Kail and me leading a cooking demonstration — in Spanish! There is also a short interview during which IContinue reading “Happy Thanksgiving!”
Thanksgiving last week was special for multiple reasons. For one, it was our first Thanksgiving in El Salvador. Secondly, it was our first Thanksgiving as a married couple. But it was also our first Thanksgiving away from “home,” or rather, away from both of our families.We’d spent the previous two Thanksgivings with Kail’s family inContinue reading “Thanksgiving in El Salvador”