Please comment!!I'm a reporter for the International Herald Tribune, and I'm writing a feature for our Expat life section about houseguests. I came across your blog on the internet and it shows you have a vivid way of describing your life in Indonesia. I was wondering if you have had any experience with houseguests, particularly people from back home who came to visit. I would be curious to learn about good and bad experiences, and what advice you might offer other expats on handling guests. If so, would it be possible to find a time to speak on the phone for a brief interview?
At Home Abroad Reporter
International Herald Tribune
My problem is that my usual houseguests are related to, by tribe if not genetics, to 'Er Indoors. I do have a couple of anecdotes about westerners staying here but, by-and-large, these tales are not so interesting, other than the fact that they can often outdrink me.
If you have a tale to tell, please leave it in my comments. Alternatively, what are your house rules for preventing over-stayers?