Sunday, August 28, 2016

I Can't Stop this Feeling

While settling in to my new post in Vilnius, there have been multiple times when I realized how long it's been since I was at a "normal" overseas post. I left Nepal over four years ago, so that's how long it's been. My security in-brief here was considerably less onerous and scary than, say, the security in-brief in Kabul. It feels great to have a spacious living area, instead of a tiny apartment in Dupont Circle or a converted storage container in Kabul.

Adjusting to life overseas in Vilnius has been easy. I love everything about Vilnius. My apartment is in old town and there is so much within walking distance. Work is great. Vilnius is great. So, naturally, I'm just waiting for something to go horribly wrong. I mean, things can't stay this great, can they?

A few shots that capture the feel of old town Vilnius.

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Settling In

Two years ago I learned that I would be arriving in Vilnius, Lithuania in the summer of 2016. Two weeks ago I finally made it to Lithuania. I'm still feeling my way around, but my first impressions are very good. Vilnius is lovely. The people are wonderful. My apartment is in an ideal location. The embassy and staff are great. So far I'm off to a great start. More soon