When we set out to build our life together abroad, we thought of ourselves embarking on an adventure in foreign lands; we’ve evolved.
Over the past three years, we have spent most of our time outside of the U.S.; first Ecuador and now Indonesia have become our homes, and we’ve spent time in at least 11 other countries. In fact, we have found that our expectations for normal life have adjusted to the countries in which we are living. Rather than living in a foreign land, we are the outsiders, learning to adapt and being shaped by our new homes. Our identities have evolved and we realize that now, we may feel like foreigners in the U.S. too. As Robert Louis Stevenson once wrote, “There are no foreign lands. It is the traveler only who is foreign.”
At the same time, we think this blog has evolved. Rather than a personal newsletter, it has become a forum for sharing current events, and discussing interesting cross-cultural issues from our perspective.
We wanted to adopt a name that more accurately reflects this experience. So we’ve decided to change our URL, and make the site more inviting for people we have not yet met.
Welcome to NoForeignLands.org.