I am back in Malabo. I volunteered to come back. So here I am. My spouse and kids are in the US. It’s heartbreaking for me now, and I miss them, but I suspect that we’ll settle into a “new normal” relatively soon. A few observations from the last few months: Full productivity with the… Read More Back in Malabo. Ish.
Malabo feels like one of the last places on earth not to be touched by COVID-19. But of course, despite the small number of positive cases here, life has dramatically changed, not just for expats who are watching the news from home with horror and concern, but for Guineanos whose livelihoods will be permanently affected… Read More Life in the time of Coronavirus
A dear friend told me today that she wants more routine in her life, and in particular, a calming evening ritual of tea and a book before bed. There’s something magic about curling up with hot tea and an engrossing story at the end of a long and frustrating day. Or a long and frustrating… Read More On new beginnings, but not quite the new year (yet)
This week in Malabo has been ridiculous (-ly awesome). The Embassy hosted our annual Independence Day Reception, then hosted an official nonofficial Community BBQ for all of the AmCits on the island, and also, my spouse started working. Yes. Bertrand started working (not at the Embassy) and upended all of the routines we’ve developed over… Read More Malabo, Six Months In