Thank you for looking at the “World Thru Our Eyes” – My name is Chad Josey. My wife Amanda and I will be your hosts as you travel the “World Thru Our Eyes.”
Who are we you may be asking? Well, we are a married, professional couple who happen to be American Expats living and working in Germany since December 31, 2012. Yes, we moved to Germany on New Year’s Eve, and the whole country welcomed us with fireworks 🙂
But, before talking about our current situation, here’s a little bit about who we are…
I am originally from the small town of Troutman, which is located in the western part of the US State of North Carolina about 45 minutes north of Charlotte. I graduated in 1995 from North Carolina State University in Raleigh, where I majored in Industrial Engineering. I also graduated in 1999 from Queens University of Charlotte with a Masters in Business Administration.
I am a project manager, supply chain consultant, and a quality & process management expert, with a ton of experience in different industries and companies, big and small. I enjoy traveling, photography, and writing; which this site serves as the creative outlet for these pursuits.
My wife Amanda, she is originally from the small town of Bath, which is located in the western part of the US State of New York about 1 hour south of Rochester in the Finger Lakes Region of upstate New York. She attended the University of Miami (Florida), the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and in 2008 completed her Ph.D. in Chemistry from North Carolina State University in Raleigh. So, yes…she’s a Doctor!
She also loves to travel and shop, as well as spending time with family and friends. And, most importantly, she puts up with me, while I post our experiences as we work in a foreign country and travel the world.
We met in 1999 and were married in 2003, and it’s been an adventure since. We have lived in Charlotte & Raleigh, North Carolina, then to Randolph, New Jersey, and now in Ludwigshafen, Germany in the State of the Rhineland-Palatinate, famous as the wine region of Germany.
We are the proud parents of our dog-child, Barney, who we rescued from a shelter in Raleigh, North Carolina in 2008. He is a beagle/lab mix, and has endured each of our moves. He is even learning a little German. So, from time-to-time, we will share stories about our American Expat Dog 🙂
“Two roads diverged in a yellow wood and I – I took the one less traveled by” – Robert Frost
It’s funny how I can still remember learning a poem in Mrs. Brown’s 8th Grade English (The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost) and how the meaning of it has changed over the many years since! The one constant that I find rings true is that time marches on, and trying to remember all of the experiences from traveling begin to blur together.
So, that’s the reason behind this blog, if you will. To help document our travels, so several years in the future, we can look back and remember the sights, sounds, and experiences of our journeys. And, while we initially created this site for us, if we can help inspire your travels or provide some advice along the way, then that’s a double bonus!
Thank you for taking time to visit our site, and we hoped that you enjoy sharing our experiences of the World Thru Our Eyes.
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