Balanced Melting Pot

You’re moving where?

In Caracas, Expat, Parenting, Questions, Thoughts, Update on November 9, 2009 at 12:20 pm

So, every time I tell people that I’m moving to Caracas, I tend to get the same list of questions. Sensing a reoccurring theme with these inquiries, I have decided to post them with the answers below.

Q. Is this a good thing?

A. Yes, it’s a very good thing. My husband has received a great promotion – one for which he has worked hard.

Q. Do you speak Spanish?

A. No, but my husband does and he makes a great tour guide ;-).

Q. Why Venezuela?

A. That’s where hubby wanted to go and it’s not so far fetched – there are strong historical ties with Haiti.

Q. What are you going to do there?

A. Learn Spanish, help the kids get adapted, learn the culture, eventually find a position with an NGO, and of course – write on this blog :-D.

Q. For how long will you be there?

A. Not sure. We are planning on five years, but I have learned to be flexible with our plans because ya never know.

Q. Are the kids excited?

A. Well, my two year-old has no clue. But my daughter (7 years-old) is very happy about the opportunity to learn Spanish.

That’s all I got for now. Let me know if you have one that’s not listed and I will gladly answer.

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  1. How about: Are you excited?

  2. That’s a good question! I am feeling a range of emotions; one of which is excitement 🙂

    I think because I have done this before, I am really excited about getting to know a new place and culture. I think because I have never done this with children, I am nervous about dealing with all the hiccups that are bound to occur.

    So, I spend a lot of time now just trying to mentally prepare for things that may go wrong so that if and when they do, I won’t let them keep me from enjoying all the things going right.

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