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Episode Info: During this pandemic, we expats have fallen into one of two categories: those who stayed and those who left. Expats who made the decision to evacuate their host country have undoubtedly faced some very unique challenges in leaving and finding a new normal in their passport country. In this episode Denise interviews Alicia about her family’s decision to leave Indonesia and evacuate to the States, how they came to that decision, and the lessons she’s learning through it. Alicia’s story will help those who stayed abroad to better understand the realities of our friends who left, and will encourage fellow evacuees that you’re not alone in the ups and downs of repatriating during a pandemic. We also have show notes!  Light reading for your pleasure. Connect with us:Instagram Facebook Private Group Join us on our website with articles written by expats for expats: Connect with Alicia Connect with Denise Connect with Melissa QUESTIONS ASKED THIS EPISODE: What was coronavirus like in your area? What were your initial thoughts about the virus when it began to be on a global scale? When you and your husband made these decisions about social distancing and going back to the United States, were you on the same page? How did you process that? What was your reasoning behind thinking your family needed to leave? What were the challenges in leaving? What was the travel like? How has it been now that you’ve made the trip back? How has it been emotionally and spiritually for you through all this? If you could encourage an expat who evacuated, what would you encourage her with? HELP THE TAKING ROUTE PODCAST REACH MORE EXPATS Subscribe | To subscribe on iOS, go to our iTunes page and subscribe to the Taking Route Podcast.  Leave a review | When you leave a five-star iTunes review, it helps other expats find us when they’re seeking out podcasts on iTunes. Need directions? Just check out the “Reviews” highlight on our Instagram account. Share with a friend | We hope to see the Taking Route podcast grow and grow and grow, but we rely on expats like you to spread the word. We appreciate when you share our episodes—whether that’s via Facebook, email, Twitter or Instagram. Thank you for the love! _________ Need a way to organize all your language learning notes? Check out our very first product "One Word at a Time: Language Learning Notebook."...
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