Third culture kids and the questions they get

I was talking with a girl at the American Community School of Abu Dhabi this week about the tangles of traveling, of living on this continent and that. We were talking about how I felt every time I left Ethiopia for a visit in the U.S. “I know.  When I go back to America,” she said, “kids ask me, ‘In Abu Dhabi, do you live in a hut?”

Pretty ironic in this country of curving high shiny buildings and zippy roads and so very many banks.

So many banks.

Whenever there are many of anything, I guess, people havce to find ways to make their particular shiny ONE of that thing stand out.

Apparently, some clever brains have been at work thinking about how to make banks stand out.

I’ve liked walking around and seeing the clever pictures and phrases.


One response to this post.

  1. I know exactly what you mean! I lived in Africa (Zimbabwe, Malawi and Zambia) and kids in Holland asked the same kind of questions. Did you live in a “hut”? What did you eat? Were there potatoes there? etc.


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