This Thanksgiving overseas, whether you are feasting on:
This Thanksgiving overseas maybe you are substituting
Tahdig, or Abgoosht with naan,
Fufu (Fufuo) and goat stew,
maybe Beshbarmak with a glass of kumiss (kumys) or chai,
or eating out with chicken fried rice, instead of the traditional turkey and potatoes,
We wish you a “Happy Thanksgiving!” and are thankful for you and your work/service abroad.
Celebrating Thanksgiving overseas, away from family and “home”
At times like Thanksgiving, we realize people are especially aware of being away from “home.” And we want you to know that as part of our “thanksgiving,” we are thankful for you! We have lived abroad as well, and understand those feelings. And the sacrifices you make to do what you do.
One thing we’re not so thankful for (Or maybe thankful we aren’t forced to eat any more of it) is aaruul (ааруул). Otherwise known as rock hard goat cheese curds – https://www.mongolfood.info/en/recipes/aaruul.html.
Note: For nomadic cultures always on the move, the small, rock-hard cheese curds makes sense and is very practical. But while the protein-packed snacks can last indefinitely; they taste bitter, pungent and can crack a tooth. Sometimes they’ll add a little sugar and then you can suck on it like candy. You can also soak them in hot water (or your tea) to make a nutritious drink when a protein shake is hard to find.
“No thank you. Pass the kumiss instead.“
Are you traveling for the holidays?
Make sure you have coverage outside your local area if your health coverage is nationalized or for domestic use only!
- Travel insurance for returning home for the holidays (to the USA): https://www.gninsurance.com/health/furlough/
- Travel insurance for going abroad for the holidays (Anywhere in the world): https://www.gninsurance.com/travel/
And next time family plans to visit you, we’d be happy to help them too, to find the perfect travel plan to fit their needs and situation.
Why trying to recreate Thanksgiving overseas with a local bird might not be the best way to celebrate…
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