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Charity and Nicole - a wonderful expat tale.

Whenever I think about the many places I have lived over my years I am reminded of the domestic staff we had at the time: Enca the cook in Manila, Arricelli in Caracas, Anne Marie in Kingston, Ansa my saviour in Islamabad, and now here in Pretoria Sarna who keeps the house clean and  me sane at the same time with her company and funny tales.   1,349 more words

Expat

Cunning house helps: A true story

This blog post was not planned in advance like my usual output. But I have decided to share it as a warning to others.

We already know most of the cunning scams some domestic staff perpetrate against their employers in Nigeria.  410 more words

Expat World - it's very weird

“Where do you go for a new tyre on a golf cart?”

This was one of the questions posed on a local expat forum last week. 632 more words

Expat Life

Letter 2: Unfamiliarly yours in a familiar place

My dear N,

You must be getting ready for your holiday in Europe I guess. I believe you are leaving soon? Hope you see a lot of new places, try cool things, visit all the art galleries, eat great, authentic food, take a cruise in Venice and create rechargeable memories of your moments with your friends. 2,565 more words

Expats

EVEN MY MAID IS HUSTLING!

Na wah O! The matter is getting serious on this ‘hustling’ of a thing…everyone seems to be doing it! There are hustles, and there are hustles…meaning hustling get levels. 695 more words

NHW Tales