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Karla Freeman

Karla Freeman, expat, traveler, tango dancer, writer, currently lives in Cuenca and is the author of Creating Magic in Midlife: 101 Questions and Answers to Reinvent Your Work, Relationships and Life! Available on Amazon Kindle and at Carolina bookstore on Calle Hermano Miguel in Cuenca.

Notes from the road: This year it’s Brexit

By Karla Freeman |

Travel is so important to writers. We get inspiration for stories as we experience the world. Of course, travel is also important for anyone who likes to learn in the “field” about life and culture.  … Read more

Trauma first aid: How to deal with and heal from traumatic events … and help others

By Karla Freeman |

You know the advice about putting on your oxygen mask or your life jacket first before you help others. It is true because you are better able to help others when you are not reacting  … Read more

You don’t have to cruise the Galapagos; stay on the islands and explore at your own pace

By Karla Freeman |

I went to the Galapagos for three weeks and didn’t set foot on a cruise ship. Three weeks? No cruise? Don’t you have to go on a cruise when you go to the Galapagos? With  … Read more

In Ecuador, you can find relief from the stressful life of Western culture

By Karla Freeman |

By Karla Freeman Ecuador: Come sick, get healthy. No, I don’t mean cure your arthritis or cancer, although that may happen too. I mean get healthy from all the stress-related attributes of Western culture that,  … Read more

You don’t know what you don’t know: The fine art of asking questions

By Karla Freeman |

By Karla Freeman I live with questions. Since I live to learn, I understand that questions are the raw material that lead to knowledge. My questions change daily. Before moving to Cuenca, I lived in  … Read more

Make a new plan Stan: An exercise in creating an expat life

By Karla Freeman |

By Karla Freeman Now that you’re an expat, how do you plan a life in Cuenca? Do you try to do the same things you did in your home country? Or, do you understand the  … Read more

Where’s my Trader Joe’s? The challenge of adapting to a new life

By Karla Freeman |

By Karla Freeman When I arrived in Cuenca and began scouting grocery stores, I walked around wondering, “Where is my Trader Joe’s? I miss getting everything I need in one familiar place.” These days, I  … Read more

You’re not In Kansas anymore: Some tips for adjusting to expat life

By Karla Freeman |

Editor’s note: Karla Freeman, expat, traveler, tango dancer, writer, currently lives in Cuenca and is the author of Creating Magic in Midlife: 101 Questions and Answers to Reinvent Your Work, Relationships and Life! Available on  … Read more