Where I’ve Been

International
(33 countries/territories)

South America:
BRAZIL
(born/grew up there, got married there)
  –Rio de Janeiro

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  –Maragogi

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PARAGUAY

Europe:
AUSTRIA
ENGLAND

  -London

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FRANCE
GERMANY
GREECE

  -Athens

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  -Poros Island

Blog - Poros

  -Delphi

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HOLLAND
ITALY
SPAIN
  -Barcelona

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-Madrid

BLOG - Madrid

-Toledo

Blog - Toledo

SWITZERLAND

Asia:

BRUNEI

Brunei

CAMBODIA
  –Siem Reap

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Phnom Penh

Blog - Phnom Penh

CHINA

   –Shanghai

Blog - Shanghai

HONG KONG

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INDONESIA

  –Jakarta

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KOREA

  –Busan

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  –Seoul

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LAOS

Vientiane

Blog - Vientiane

MACAU

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MALAYSIA

   –Kota Kinabalu

Blog - Kota Kinabalu

PHILIPPINES
  –Manila (live there, ran races there)

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-Batangas

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Bohol

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Coron

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El Nido

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Mt Pinatubo

Mt Pinatubo

-Subic

Blog - Subic

SINGAPORE
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TAIWAN
  –Taipei

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THAILAND
  –Ayutthaya 

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  –Bangkok

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  –Chiang Mai

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VIETNAM
  –Hanoi

Blog - Hanoi

  –Ho Chi Minh (Saigon)

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 Oceania

AUSTRALIA

  –Sydney & Blue Mountains

Blog - Australia

FEDERAL STATES OF MICRONESIA

  –Pohnpei

Blog - Pohnpei

GUAM

Blog - Guam

MARSHALL ISLANDS

Blog - Majuro

PALAU

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North America
CANADA
  -Ottawa

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-Gatineau Park, Quebec

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  -Niagara Falls

MEXICO

  -Cancun, Carmen del Playa, Chichen Itza

Blog - Mexico

Caribbean
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
 
Punta Cana

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United States
(21 states/territories – including Washington, DC, and Guam above)

Alabama 

California
  -San Diego

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  -San Francisco

Blog - SF
Delaware

District of Columbia (worked there, ran races there)

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Florida

Georgia

Illinois
  -Chicago (ran the marathon there)

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Maine (lived there)

Maryland (ran races there)
  -Annapolis

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  -Baltimore

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  -Assateague Island

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Massachusetts

New Hampshire

New Jersey (lived there)

New York (worked/went to college there)

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North Carolina
  -Outer Banks

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Pennsylvania
  -Ohiopyle

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South Carolina
  -Charleston

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Vermont

Virginia (lived and ran races there)
  -Arlington
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  -Virginia Beach (races here, here and here)

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Washington

  – Seattle (got engaged there!)

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West Virginia

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12 responses to “Where I’ve Been

  1. Aysegul Karaman

    Oi Carla, my name is Aysegul. I am Turkish and at the moment I am living with my family in Curitiba, Brazil. For the last three years we`ve been enjoying this beautiful country. Travelling a lot!!!! Before coming to Brazil we lived in Kiev, Ukraine and Lauzanna, Switzerland. Now there is a chance that we might move to Manila. I was checking out different sites in the internet about Manila and I`ve found your blog. I enjoyed reading it and when I figured out that you live in Manila I`ve decided to write you. I am not sure whether I will enjoy living there. How do YOU like it? Since you lived in other places in the world, I am sure you can give me a good response. Do you like Manila? The expat community is big? What about crime? I have 2 kids at the age of 10 and 5. They`ve been studying in international schools wherever we moved. I hope the quality of the schools are good in Manila. Actually I have a lot to ask but I do not want to bother you. If you can give me a quick response I will be exteremly happy. By the way you`ve just got a new follower of your blog. Beijos, Aysegul (Infelizmente ainda eu nao falo bem portuguese)

    • I love Manila! Things are affordable, people are super nice, restaurants are delicious, the weather never gets cold, and yes there’s a big expat community.

      Crime is not a problem if you live in areas like Makati, Fort Bonifacio, or the villages (like Dasmarinas, Forbes, San Antonio…). I walk outside with no worries (of course, you always have to be careful of pickpockets, but that’s the same in any big city). There are good international schools in Manila, most of them are in the Fort. This is a really nice area, and travel here (around the Philippines and to other SE Asia countries) is very reasonable. Plus household help is affordable, for good quality people, so I’m totally spoiled. (And don’t even get me started on the great massages at the local spas!)

      • Aysegul Karaman

        Thank you Carla for the info! It is a great comfort to hear good things about the place you might move in the future.

        The massages are also important for me since I`ve got so used to them here in Brazil 🙂 Take care

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  10. David Buragohain

    Hi Carla, my name is David and i am from India. First of all, thanks for your blog which is really good and inspiring. Actually i was thinking of settling in abroad and hope you might be able to help me. i am a very polite and a calm person. My criteria includes low cost of living, better standard of living, polite friendly people with acceptance to their societies, good career and future. I want to move to a nice and calm place with good people. Can you help me by suggesting some places. Oh and btw, i haven’t travelled to any foreign countries.

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