Five of Erica Haldi’s favorite “unfortunate English” signs from Dresden, Germany, where she used to spend her days, and Seoul, South Korea, where she currently lives.
It has always been clear to me that my children should feel proud of the cultures they were born into. In Sophie’s case, it’s living in Norway with a French-Salvadorian mother and a Norwegian father.
Megan Root, 28, and her partner, Eoin Flinn, are Global Slackers, having traveled to 30 countries over 464 days on just $26,023.
“I’m giving it 10 more minutes. Then these cookies are mine,” I thought to myself. I leaned back in my chair at the student center, desperately resisting the urge to eat the giant plate of cookies I had ordered. I was hoping that, within the next 10 minutes, someone would show up and have some of them.
A syndrome of the global nomad lifestyle, “international introversion” is a gradual, chilling indifference to your peers. Put more simply, you lose the depth in your connection to friends because of the never-ending transitions.
I am half-Chinese, half-German and have never been anything else. It never occurred to me that this would be an issue to other Chinese.