An Ex-Pat Thanksgiving

I've written a lot during this Thanksgiving Spectacular about cooking for yourself and your loved ones. But what if you find yourself in a far-off land for the holiday? How do you enjoy an ex-pat Thanksgiving? The much-loved and sorely-missed R.W. Apple, Jr. writes about Thanksgiving in Paris. I spent Thanksgiving in Paris in 2002, but now searching for my write-up, I discovered I never wrote about it. So you'll have to make due to with There is such a thing as too much of a good thing, or my Thanksgiving in Saigon last year.

If you find yourself far from home this Thursday, I hope you find a way to celebrate wherever you are. Usually an English-language bookstore will have information about ex-pat get-togethers and ways to celebrate the holidays. Of course, you don't need to eat turkey to be thankful. It's really about taking the time to pause and reflect, and you can do that just about anywhere in the world.