Sunday, September 6, 2009

Writers strike resolved

Our apologies for the lengthy blogging hiatus. We've been back in DC for a little over a month now and have really been enjoying it. The city has a lot more to offer than we remembered. Perhaps because we're comparing it to Jakarta - but Washington really is a great city. Here's a quick example of one thing that makes DC a cool place to live:

We were on the way home from our favorite local Mexican restaurant, Lauriol Plaza, and Hillary asked me to teach her the Portuguese numbers in preparation for starting full-time language training next week. Out of nowhere, a man walking by turned around and corrected her pronunciation of the number seven. He was Brazilian and had actually worked at the U.S. Embassy when it was in Rio de Janeiro. We talked for a few minutes and then went our separate ways. It was a very random encounter, but one that shows how diverse and cool this city is.

More to come about what we've been up to since leaving Jakarta...