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The Displaced Nation

I’ve subscribed to a great e-newsletter for the past year or so called The Displaced Nation. It focuses on news, information and observations for both expats and people who love to travel. 68 more words

And The Pig Danced On The Table...

Normally I would have posted this blog entry on Canada Day but the story wasn’t finished. I hasten to add that this wasn’t my fault! Blame it on England and the unavailability of a certain cheese product. 817 more words


Time's Up, Side Down

Hey.  What up???

Every now and then I need a little down time from my down time.  Full time leisure is tougher than one might think.  565 more words


Passing for Paisa: How’d I Get Here!?

What is a Paisa?

Colombia is divided into several ‘departamentos’ (states), dominated by regional identities. We live in the state of Antioquia, which is the home of the “Paisa.” Stretching from the edges of coffee country almost to the coast, Paisas roam the land with their signature kindness and dishes dominated by beans, rice, chicharon, and chorizo. 648 more words

Confessions of a gaijin: 12 things we do that we'd never admit to Japanese people

In Japan almost everyone hangs out their laundry to dry rather than using costly, energy-guzzling clothes dryers. Foreigners have no problems complying, but one quickly learns that underwear is special–you don’t hang it out with the rest of your clothes where others might see it (or try to see it). 2,272 more words


5 photos - 5 day challenge - Arriving on another planet in 1966

I have been selected by Tish Farrell Writer On The Edge to participate in the 5 photos – 5 days challenge.    Challenge rules:    Post a photograph each day for 5 consecutive days and tell a story about each photo.     765 more words

David Chaston

Dave Chaston is back in town.

Dave answered the call and for this brief moment, you have an opportunity to once again be tattooed by the masterful Mr Chaston before he returns to the monsoon rains, Pad Thai, and Bintang beer. 104 more words