The Two Crabs are now officially in Canada! We arrived in Calgary in mid-July after a month of Home Leave. We haven't been here long but already loving our new job and home at the foothills of the Canadian Rocky Mountains. The Two Crabs have already been camping a few times in Banff and Jasper National Parks, exploring some of the countless hiking trails, and sampling local cuisine like poutine, bison, elk and Canadian beer (NOT Molson).
It's been a busy summer between pack-outs, travel, training, consultations, visits with friends & family, arriving and in-processing at our new Post. To make it even more challenging, this is our first experience with serving in an "LQA" (Living Quarter Allowance) Post; at most US Embassies and Consulates around the world, Foreign Service staff are assigned to housing; at LQA Posts, FS employees must go out and find their own housing -- a time-consuming process but with the benefit that you can find a home that's right for you instead of a one-size-fits-all model.
I'll post more later, and I still owe you a "Best of Seoul" report! But here's a few photos from our Home Leave and our first month in Calgary.