Expats (expatriates) can be from Australia, England, America, China - anywhere really - as long as they are living outside of their native country. There is this crazy thing that happens with Expats - our relationships run on overdrive. We tend to connect more quickly and oftentimes more deeply than you would when making relationships back at home. You may think this is wonderful, and frankly that part of the expat life is wonderful, but more often than not there is an expiration date on these relationships. So here you are making these really good friends and then they turn around and go back home. Obviously you try to keep in touch but the relationship inevitably changes. It's heart breaking and it's happening again.
Our good friends; Chris, Rachel, and Iris are headed back home. I am so upset, and come tomorrow when Alessandra asks to play with "My Isis" both she and I are going to be upset. UUUGGGHHH! I am not looking forward to tomorrow. Hopefully today's going away party at Bobolinos sticks with Alessandra for a long time. Hopefully Chris, Rachel, and Iris come back for a visit soon. And hopefully we can make it to England for a visit.
You will be missed my friend! Safe travels and see you soon!