Kathleen Gamble, author of Expat Alien talks about her adventures on Thirdeyemom.
‘I am what you might call a “reverse” expat. I was born in Burma and lived almost my entire life outside my passport country until it was time to be sent off to college. My father worked in international agriculture and we lived in Mexico, Colombia, and Nigeria. I went to boarding school in Texas and Switzerland. We weren’t expats because my parents were looking for a better job or because they wanted a change. They really believed in what they were doing and hoped they could have an influence on making the world a better place. After they had been at it a few years they realized they weren’t going to change the world but their philosophy was if they could help just one person to have a better life, it was worth the trouble.’
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‘At 7 months, I embarked on my first international trip. On March 6, 1957, we headed out from Rangoon to Beirut, Lebanon. Because of the different electric voltages around the world, my parents carried a 110 electric hot plate as well as a 220 one, a pan in which to sterilize bottles for my milk and all my food for the trip. I did okay except for a loud crying session in first class after the Vice Chairman of the Board of the Ford Foundation boarded in Karachi and sat down next to us. We stayed a few days in Beirut and my brothers went and saw the ruins at Baalbek. I guess I was too young to appreciate them.’
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