Here We are and There We Go by Jill Dobbe

Rating: 3 Stars
Genre: Travel Memoir
File Size: 514 KB
Print Length: 137 Pages
ISBN-10: 1937165213
ISBN-13: 978-1937165215

Here We Are & There We Go – Teaching and Traveling with Kids in Tow by Jill Dobbe is a memoir of an American couple who taught for a decade in foreign countries while raising a family. From the blurb, I expected a humorous book; though there are a few chuckles, the book is more informative than funny. I found it fascinating to read about what foreign teachers do and how they live in various countries. I loved the descriptions of the places they visited (over thirty countries) while living abroad and the experiences they had in dissimilar cultures.

Jill Dobbe’s recollections describe how she fulfilled her goal “to visit faraway places, eat exotic foods, learn to speak other languages, and engage with and live among people of all different cultures.” Trough Ms Dobbe’s eyes, I learned a little about living abroad as overseas international educators, exploring the world with children, and the places she lived in and traveled to in Asia, Africa, Europe, and South America.

I enjoyed reading about this fascinating life and recommend it for those contemplating this unusual career or reading about life in foreign countries.