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Port-au-Prince journey Part 1

Writing on the hotel terrasse on a quiet Sunday morning, as the music of a half dozen church services drifts over the walls of the gate. A rest day, or at least a rest morning, is a nice thing to … Continue reading

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Know Your Expats

I have had a few intriguing meetings with various expats in the past few weeks, which led me to write the following bit of tongue-in-cheek amateur anthropology. Is it apt? Absurd? Pretentious? Missing a few categories? Let me know! Add … Continue reading

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The Returning Expat Postal Service

A few days before leaving Belgium, I started getting asked the same question, over and over, by my Burundian friends. “Have you got kilos? Have I got whatnow? It wasn’t until the third time I was asked this question that … Continue reading

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