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The cheese is always greener on the dark side of the moon

It’s easy to love Brazil. The sun floods the house in the morning, filling the spaces with light and lightening the mood of the people. As mid-day approaches, gaggles of work-colleagues appear on the streets, chattering and chortling as they amble towards the nearest buffet-lunch bar. 1,270 more words


Don't call me ......

“What’s up, mi nigga?” said a co-worker as I sauntered into work one afternoon. Checking myself mid stride I did a double take; surely I had misheard her. 1,082 more words

Why are white people expats when the rest of us are immigrants?

This article by Mawuna Remarque Koutonin appeared in London’s Guardian.

In the lexicon of human migration there are still hierarchical words, created with the purpose of putting white people above everyone else. 432 more words


Master-class in the objectification of women

Now, I’m going to try really really hard not to launch into an incoherent and judgemental rant here, but honestly, the behaviour of ex-pat men in Vung Tau is hard to ignore.   1,619 more words


Is that the beer talking or am I really willing to sell my worldly possessions and live like a nomad?

Every weekend for the past several weekends, I’ve been checking things off of my “To Do” list that are wedding-related. I don’t want to find myself in a last-minute frenzy. 767 more words

New Zealand

How the other half lives

…So MY STORY may be your story maybe not but here it is. My husband had worked happily for Mothership UK for 7 years and we’d often thought of being beamed over but when the call came I was still hoplessley underprepared. 298 more words

Wrong Side Of The Road