The purpose of Djibouti Jones is to help you live the best expatriate life possible.

For anyone who struggles to learn language, for people overwhelmed by poverty or confused by the faith differences they encounter, for people in the throes of culture shock or trying to navigate work relationships while living abroad, this blog provides encouragement, inspiration, empathy, and community.

I have been an expatriate since 2003. I’ve studied four languages, lived on three continents, and raised three Third Culture Kids. I’m a runner and a writer and a witness. By witness, I mean I aim to observe beautiful, creative aspects of our world and call out the good in them.

Everything about me changed when I became an expatriate and I process a lot of it here. Hopefully you’ll find something here that makes you shout, “me, too!”

Welcome and join the conversation.

Check out Djiboutilicious, my award-winning cookbook. If you are moving or traveling to Djibouti, you’ll love the information and tips in Welcome to Djibouti.

I do occasionally accept guest posts. Contact me if you are interested in contributing. I follow the following guideline:

“Most common arrangement is original writer holds copyright with an unlimited, worldwide, royalty-free, assignment for the right to reproduce, publish, perform, etc., the work however the editor of the blog sees fit.