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Jul 23, 2018

After the wild week in the news in the US, Katy and Tiffany take a brief break from their recent Rome-based episodes to discuss the events surrounding the now infamous Helsinki Summit. In the course of their commiserations, they wonder what is harder: having to live through the chaos as it unfolds in your own back yard, or living a world away in an expat bubble and not having anyone to talk to about it. What’s worse: inundation or isolation?

Which leads to another observation: when you live so long out of your home country, and especially when you acquire citizenship to your adopted country and start a family there, you can begin to lose the allegiance to your home country. Does that make you less patriotic? Can expats be excused for closing their eyes and focusing on life in their new country, or should they remain just as involved as they would be if they were still living in their hometown.

Katy and Tiffany discuss these and more related topics on Episode 215 {SUMMIT} of The Bittersweet Life podcast.


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