Category Archives: Work Abroad

Towel Animals

When I’ve got a container full of everything I own slowing sailing around the horn of Africa (second time, yo, but now headed in the other direction this time) and I’m in the midst of trying to set up house in a new country, I keep … Continue reading

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He Rides a Peacock

The Tamil celebration of Thaipoosam Cavadee was celebrated in Mauritius on Saturday and I decided to wake up early and wander down to a small kovil (temple) in the north. Last year, we were in France during Cavadee and so this year I … Continue reading

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Gossip in the Wind

Thursday’s yoga class was both a celebration and a bit of a head-scratcher. It was with a most joyous heart that I greeted the guy whom I thought I had killed a few weeks back.  He didn’t die!  And, better … Continue reading

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The puzzling rub of the rupee

In 2007 an anti-corruption group in India developed a rather creative way to help people ‘just say no’ to corruption. The ‘5th Pillar’ as the group is known printed some 25,000 rupee notes that had the official Mahatma Gandhi and design … Continue reading

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Pick a Language

Last week it seemed as if I almost killed a guy in my, what is now, weekly yoga class.  It was hardly my fault due to the fact that I think the major problem was the fact that he couldn’t … Continue reading

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