Pared Blanca

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Pared Blanca
Pared blanca is Spanish for white wall, and to me, a white wall is an invitation to fill it. This blog is my white wall. It's where I share the exciting, the frustrating, the mundane, and the quirky of international life!
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  • From Behind the Coffee Shop Counter 6 months ago From behind the coffee shop counter, I watched you, London, as you went about your daily life. Commuters complained about train delays as they picked up their morning coffee, from a black filter to an extra hot strong skinny latte, but they forgave me for mixing up drinks sometimes. Construction...
  • Indexing Big Macs 7 months ago A few years ago, a friend introduced me to the Big Mac Index. This index measures the cost of a Big Mac hamburger in countries around the world as compared to the value of their currency. It's meant to be a fun way to look at currency parity - whether currencies equalize over time so that...
  • When It Rains 7 months ago It's five a.m. and pouring rain when I step outside, strapping my bike helmet to my head. Raindrops soak my waterproof jacket and not-waterproof pants and very not-waterproof shoes, and by the time I reach the end of our street, my clothes are saturated. Water collects on the visor of my helmet,...
  • An American on #BrexitEve 8 months ago When I started writing this post, it was "Brexit-Eve," the night before the UK officially leaves the European Union. The phrase was trending on social media, with everything from humorous parodies of Christmas Eve to heartfelt statements of both relief and anguish.It reminded me of when we...
  • No Phone? No Problem 8 months ago My husband and I just returned from a quick vacation to Switzerland (which was lovely! One of my favorite countries so far; I highly recommend it! Pictures below.) Partway through our trip, I climbed off a bus and realized, as I watched its taillights disappear, that I'd left my cell phone on my... Featured Expat Blog Badge:

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