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Petit manuel de Belge

One of the things that fascinates me about international languages (English, French, Spanish, I suppose you could throw Portuguese in there but I’m less familiar with it) is all the variation that goes on between different countries that use them, … Continue reading

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Postcards (part 2 of 2)

Now I’m in Quebec City. My roommates are very nice and my apartment is lovely, even if I’m scrambling a bit to afford everything I need (let alone the things I want). Waiting for a text message to come, and … Continue reading

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Postcards (part 1 of 2)

Obviously an old post… Ah, the time-honoured tactic of writing to put off a far more unpleasant task– in this occurrence, packing. There’s really not that much to pack. My mosquito net, my umbrella, three pairs of shoes. A year … Continue reading

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The world is on its head

It’s a long story, but I’m back in Bern, working at the same job as last year and sleeping in Stella’s spare bedroom. The most absurd thing just happened, as I was going out this evening with Stella and a … Continue reading

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Two hours.

Right now I’m at Salim and Mohamed’s place in Geneva again, because I am flying out of Geneva Airport. At five o’clock. I have to be at the airport at two which means leaving at one (preferably before) and it’s … Continue reading

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Playing catch up part two: The Visit

The first weekend in August was Mathew and Lena’s visit. Let me give you a little background about who these people are. Lena and I met in St. Petersburg…in a four-hour queue. A month later, we made a memorable train … Continue reading

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Playing catchup part one- The Glacier And Me.

OK, I titled this post “from start to finish” and so it is going to be started tonight, and finished. Starting with the Swiss Glacier Experience. Actually that’s not what it’s called. If it was, I would never have set … Continue reading

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All hail the sacred sausage

Sunday afternoon at the Gare de Fribourg. I’m just another of hundreds of tired-looking people carrying pack-sacks and huge unwieldy bedrolls on their backs or heads. While I’m not the Swamp Thing I was a few hours before, I still … Continue reading

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To bring us up to date…

To bring this blog up to date, I’ll just quickly summarize my weekends. Why? Because the weeks are pretty similar. Stumbling toward a complete course plan for Burundi, which I will have to devote myself to tomorrow. Beavering away on … Continue reading

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The bureaucratic tango and other stories

Today was the day I had to forfeit an entire day of work and pay $50 to go all the way to Geneva to submit a few forms to accept my job offer for October . And the bureaucratic tango … Continue reading

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