Hi!  My name is Kathryn and I live in beautiful Muscat, Oman with my husband, Nate, and our son, M. In May 2015 we packed up our worldly belongings, including our lovable bossy dog Athena (who we adopted in 2010),  and moved to our first post with the Foreign Service: Dhaka, Bangladesh. M and I lived in Dhaka until July 2016, when we were evacuated out following a terrorist attack. Nate finished up his Dhaka tour in May 2017, and we moved to Muscat in August 2017. Our next post is Windhoek, Namibia and we will move there in the summer of 2019.

I created this blog initially to keep our family and friends updated on our adventures around the world, and as a personal journal-of-sorts to document our lives during this time. At this point it’s also morphed into an Oman travel resource, with the aim of helping and encouraging others to explore this incredible country. I hope that According to Athena is a helpful and humorous resource for fellow travelers and those joining/thinking about joining the Foreign Service, especially those with dogs! Thanks for reading!





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  1. Hi Kathryn…Just found your blog…we’re an American family that just arrived in Dhaka on Saturday. The dog arrives later this week. I have enjoyed reading your entries this morning as we start trying to get used to our new surroundings while battling serious jet lag. Thanks, Karen

    • Hi Karen, welcome to Dhaka! Hope you get comfortable (though that’s hard, I admit) with your new surroundings. 🙂 Have you considered starting a blog of your own to share your thoughts? Would be interesting to read how you like it in here. 🙂

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