I am doing this blog for several reasons. Probably the most important is that it will be a permanent archive for our family memories. I also like to reflect on my work as an international educator and the expatriate life in the country we are living in. It is also a forum for my thoughts and observation on a variety of topics.
A Short Biography My name is Bill Kralovec. I am 48 years old and an international school administrator. I am the Head of the Osaka International School of Osaka, Japan. I am originally from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, USA and have lived and worked in international schools for the past 20 years. My previous posts were Barranquilla, Colombia, Santa Cruz, Bolivia, Perth, Western Australia, Anaco, Venezuela, and Belgrade, Serbia. My wife Nadia is 38 years old and originally from Melbourne, Australia. She is a dual citizen of Australia and Bolivia. We have three children, Owen (age 12), Oliver (age 10), and Ocean (age 7). We are a multinational family with citizenship from the United States, Bolivia, Venezuela, and Australia. We also have a special affection for our home for six years, Serbia. As we go through our adventures, I’ll be posting the “official” family portrait from time to time on this page. When I started the blog in 2008, the first photos I posted were from Anaco, Venezuela, which are at the bottom of the post. The most recent, above, are from Santa Cruz, Bolivia, the homeland of Nadia’s side of the family. We took them across the Pirai River, in the developing section of the city called Urubo in July of 2011. The other photo below is from our holiday on the island kingdom of Bahrain in January of 2011. We visited my sister-in-law who was working there at that time. We dressed in the traditional Bahraini and Saudi robes.
The photos below were taken on our final trip to my favorite place in Anaco. On June 8th, 2008, we went up to the Mesa De Torre, which is located near the town of Mara, Anzoategui. In the photo above are Owen, Nadia, Ocean and Oliver. The photo below shows me with Ocean and Owen. To contact us, you may email me at the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org