About This Site

I’m Deirdré Straughan. This personal site collects my writings, photos, and videos – mostly about living in Italy and travelling in Italy (and elsewhere). But there are also sections on food, technology, my career, my life, the international school I attended in India, and what I think about it all – in short: my life in Italy, India, the Internet, and other countries beginning with I. You may not agree with everything I say (intelligent disagreement and other feedback welcome!), but I hope you enjoy reading it anyway.

If you’re a long-time reader or for whatever other reason would like to say “thanks”, a gift from my Amazon wish list is always welcome. ; )

Please do not contact me about hosting your articles or links on this site. I’m not interested, thanks.

The views expressed on this blog are my own and do not necessarily reflect the views of my employer.

6 thoughts on “About This Site

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  2. Deirdre Straughan Post author

    As far as I know, it doesn’t indicate any particular origin, I think it just means “from” – whatever came before that would tell you where the person was from.

  3. Lisa Hudgins

    Hi Diedre: I was the daughter of a USAID parent and a student at ISB in the mid-1960s. It is wonderful to find someone who shares those unique life experiences. I have started writing a little bit about the early years but have not tackled Bangkok yet. I wish you all the best as you document your life and tell your extraordinary story!

  4. Stephanie Waters Kurtz

    Hi Diedre, I was also a student at ISB Bangkok from 1969-1971. I attended when I was in 3rd and 4th grade. We might have even been in the same class, who knows. I don’t remember the name of my teacher, but I do remember she was pretty and had dark hair. I misplaced my Erawan yearbook years ago. I have enjoyed reading your blog and I hope that all goes well with your chemo. Good luck and keep telling your incredible stories.

  5. Deirdre Straughan Post author

    Hi, long lost schoolmate! My Erawan from 1971 is still at my ex’s home in Italy, must get that back sometime. I was in the “pod” classroom with ~100 other kids, we had four teachers. At the moment I can only remember Mrs. Johnson.

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