"Much have I travelled in the realms of gold, and many goodly states and kingdoms seen."


Susan Narayan -Author of The Promotions

Susan Narayan

I have always been fascinated by the foreign, and I’ve discovered that living as an expatriate also helps me better understand my own culture. I have worked in two Muslim countries, Yemen and Turkey, and I also lived for two and a half years in Costa Rica. Andrew Solomon writes, “You never see yourself more clearly than when immersed in an entirely foreign place.”




From Susan’s Blog

March 15, 2016: Unexpected Kindness

Our adult children, Angela and Greg, were visiting us in Istanbul. The first day of their visit, the four of us went to sightsee in the Old City. Before we left, Angela showed me one of her pretty, copper-colored, bejeweled Roman sandals. The sole was starting to split apart, and I told her we could glue it back together right away, that she should wear something else. But she wanted to wear that pair, so off we went. Read more >

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