The Present Perfect

Monthly Archives: March 2014

In this week’s interview Andy and Steve talk about life as a globe-trotting teaching couple, balancing ex-pat life with family back home, and how they discovered just how small the international teaching world is. Where are you now and what are you currently teaching? Andy:¬†I am currently teaching grade 6 Humanities at Saigon South International School, in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. My husband, Steve is teaching grade 8 Humanities. I have… Read More

My current happy making list, in no particular order: 1. the Arizona sunshine* 2. Beck’s new album Morning Phase 3. finding my favorite NYC yoga studio here in Arizona 4. a full-time job 5. iced coffee 6. Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods 7. the anticipation of moving to Budapest and starting a new adventure 8. CrossFit 9. Learning a new language . . . from the VERY beginning. (Hi there, Hungarian. Nice… Read More

I’ve been highly anticipating Debra’s interview here this week since she is currently teaching in Budapest where I’m headed in just a few short months! I love how passionate she is about Budapest because that’s just how I felt about Beirut. After reading her interview, I can tell that Budapest and I are going to get along just fine. I can’t wait! Where are you now and what are you currently¬†teaching? I… Read More

Ever wonder what your options for retirement are other than moving to Florida? Silvana and Bruce, like so many teachers on the international circuit, decided to forego the “traditional” retirement options for a “working retirement” traveling the world. They left their native Canada for Beirut a few years ago and never looked back. I got to know Silvana and Bruce during my last (their first) year in Lebanon. I absolutely adore Silvana’s… Read More