Expat Dilemmas: Episode One


Faithful blog reader, I’ve got an exciting preview to share with you this week: the first episode of my first podcast! In a month or so this will be live in iTunes for listeners around the world to hear. You can say you were among the first.

Life overseas has many complications including what to do when the grocery store runs out of the remaining box of chocolate pudding. On the Expat Dilemmas, you’ll experience the ups and downs of making a home away from home.

All the Single Ladies

Looking for love in all the wrong – or strange – places. We hear from single men and women on what it’s like to try to find your soulmate in the Arabian Gulf where dating is forbidden.


Do you have to cover your face?

“Do you have to cover your face there?”

I’m not sure why I was surprised by this question about living in Qatar, but maybe it was because it was posed by a man from the African continent and I thought people from there knew more about Islam. 

But this was the conversation at the rental car pick up during my latest business trip.

“No,” I said. 

“Can you drive?” he asked.

“Yes,” I replied.

Apparently it’s not just Americans who think of Saudi Arabia as representative of the Middle East.