I'm a Yankee, living in the Southern US with my family. My work as a researcher in the field of global health and development provides outlet for my innate wanderlust.
About Emily and Jason,
There are people like that : cool, attentive, smily. You can only love them. It is always a real pleasure to have some of them at home.
Emily was great, a really interesting person, I wish she'd stayed longer so I could find out more about the amazing work she's been doing in Africa, but hopefully she'll be back sometime to tell me all about it :-) All the usual good stuff - great communications, quiet and respectful, and left the room as she found it. Obviously, any future hosts should snap her up as a guest.