Feeling a bit down and awkward even after 6 months in Portugal, I posted something about my “status”
on Facebook and was amazed at the more than 150 responses I got from former students and friends.
Because some of the comments amazed me, I want to share some of them with you, the Dekan who had
the courage to let me teach such wonderful students:
I’ve been traveling alone now for about 9 years and so far have lived in Ecuador, Peru, Brasil, Argentina, Turkey and now Portugal, in Lisbon, where I have lived since July 2011.
Up to now, my longest visits have been my 3-year stay in Brasil, and more recently my 5 year life in Turkey.
Being a stranger in a strange land is sometimes awkward, sometimes very lonely, but better than living a life of compromise permanently attached to a house or city.