For many Americans living overseas, celebrating Thanksgiving is a must. But as Marisa Kaplan can attest, maintaining this tradition abroad comes with certain challenges.
The Pennsylvania native says last year, for instance, was a debacle.
Kaplan decided to host a Thanksgiving meal for 50 people at her friend Lungi’s house in Johannesburg, South Africa.
“It was very international,” Kaplan remembers. “[There were] people from all over: South Africans, but also people from Europe and the US.”