Letters from the Gambia, part 2

We rented an apartment and I settled into a routine, we were quite happy, I got on well with his family and friends. I would help his family as best as I could. I was supplementing their income even though they did not have one. My thought was: “hey, its my family,” so I had…

Letters from the Gambia…

I decided to travel to Gambia for a two week holiday with my friend in 2007. We stayed at a lovely hotel with a nice beach. Upon arriving at the hotel and settling into our room we were made to feel very welcomed. On the first day we met many boys on the beach. They…

All You Need to Know Getting Married to an African Man

Any foreigner getting prepared to marry an African particularly a Nigerian however needs to know certain things about how marriage as an institution is considered in Africa (Nigeria). Marriage in Nigeria unlike what obtains in the western world is held very sacred by Nigerians, as a result is not taken to mean a contract. Once…

8 things you should know before marrying into a Chinese family

When I married my Chinese husband, I had read up on some cross-cultural marriage issues, but there is also a lot I’m only getting to know with time. I’m still learning. What does it mean to marry into a Chinese family (if the man is Chinese)?

12 things I’ve learned in 12 months of raising a child in China

1 The whole village wants to parents your kid. You get lots of parenting advice every time you dare to leave the door with your precious baby. She should wear more clothes! Where are her socks? She… Source: 12 things I’ve learned in 12 months of raising a child in China