GirlGI | Girl Gone International Issue 8 - Page 88

If you're a long-time expat like me, you have experienced the gut-wrenching reality of dear foreigner friends leaving you and your adopted country behind. Here are my top five inherited items from friends who have left me behind in Spain, in no particular order: 1. An electric teakettle. Why I never splurged on the 11 euros it would have cost me to get one I do not know, nor do I care. This bad boy gets used on a multiple-daily basis. It doesn’t even have a European plug, but came with a U.K. adapter. This can happen for numerous reasons: some are happy like getting a job promotion, starting a master’s degree, deciding to take a RTW trip and sometimes they are sad like returning to take care of sick family, their visa I’m its third owner, the first being the English expires, they suffer from a bout of crippling former roommate of an American friend who depression. left it behind after her internship had ended. When the American friend decided to return In the wake of their inevitable departure and to the U.S., it was bestowed upon me. a laundry list of pressing things they need to take care of, many friends are faced with the daunting task of getting rid of all that STUFF Scrabble. It’s available for mobile that has accumulated over their time abroad. phones and there is a Spanish version as well, but this particular Scrabble set is the 2.