Update #4: February 2016:
Remarkably, I’ve moved to yet another continent! Well, in reality, I moved back to the UK over a year and a half ago, and somehow got lost being back in the land of familiarity that is the area in North West London where I grew up. But I’m now back and hoping to revive this dormant blog. Here’s hoping this worthy new year’s resolution lasts beyond 29th February 2016……Rebecca 🙂 ————-
Update #3, September 2013:
New year, new country. Here I find myself in a new city, country and continent – in Nairobi, Kenya! This blog began – as I wrote below – for me to chronicle my experiences as a stranger in a strange land in New York City. Now I’m in a stranger in an even stranger land, so I hope to keep the blog going recording my experiences here in East Africa. Enjoy reading………………Rebecca 🙂 ———–
Update #2, October 2012:
Well, I’ve kind of been ignoring the whole blogosphere in the last six months, but I’ve now broken through my blogger’s block, and hope I’ve got some blog-power in me yet. After a genteel summer in Europe, there’s lots going on back here in New York City, so hopefully this blog will spring back to life yet!
Rebecca 🙂 —————
Update, June 2011:
I wrote my first “about me” description (below) about a year and a half ago when I first moved to NYC and got my Green Card etc. Since I got through the first twelve slightly overwhelming months of living in the Big Apple, I’ve noticed that I’m finally starting to feel more at home in this city, and am not finding everything so strange.
As such, I’ve been blogging a bit less about my culture shock. On the plus side, I’ve been doing more freelance journalism in the last year and have been getting some writing in print, so I’m using this blog as a way to show (off) some of my published work.
Hope you enjoy reading.
Rebecca 🙂 ——————-
I’m a British, Jewish, in-my-thirties, female, moved to New York recently, and have been finding things in this crazy new city quite funny and unexpected. So I’m writing this blog as a way of chronicling some of my adventures.
I’ve lived in London, Paris and Tel Aviv – so New York was the next obvious city for me to conquer. I’ve also spent a few months in South America and done a fair bit of travelling – I generally enjoy not staying in the same place for too long.
In terms of work, I do some freelance journalism and I also work as an adjunct English language instructor at a university in New York. My writing interests include arts and culture, social issues and feminism, Jewish culture and religion, and travel.
Enjoy reading – and please comment on any post that interests you 🙂