Watching the American primaries abroad has brought a unique perspective. Mainly, the knowledge that the world is laughing at us. It's pretty common for people abroad to ask me about what's going on. As the only American in the room, you become the default expert on topics you might otherwise consider yourself pretty un-expert about. On several occasions, I've been cornered into these conversations about American politics, and my reactions are pretty much just like this:
There are a lot of potential landmines to navigate when talking with Russians about American politics. And I can honestly say I have no idea how we have gotten to the sticky mess we're in choosing a candidate right now.
The writer of Not Home Syndrome can be seen wandering around Moscow, searching for pour-over coffee