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Shadows of Getaway

A chance encounter can bring the unlikeliest of friendships… was it written in the stars or was it just luck.

The flight of the silver bird was long and tiresome, it tested the endurance of each traveller. 688 more words

The Fifteenth Floor

 I’m reminded of the folly of thinking we can understand much in such a short time.

One morning we walk to the Montessori pre-school our grandson will attend. 1,885 more words


Como Companion Tries Out a Social Media Strategy

The ongoing support and interest of you, the readers of Como Companion, have encouraged me to link a Facebook page to this online newsletter.

Our Facebook presence will mainly give notice of upcoming events in the Como area that may be of interest to English-speaking residents and visitors. 476 more words

Thảo Điền

COCONUTS! Wherever you look in Ho Chi Minh, coconuts are everywhere. Whether you buy them from stalls on street corners, mini-marts or from the cafés and restaurants – these fruits make for a refreshing and sweet drink. 566 more words


Coffee & Cocktails Episode 5: The use of Camfranglais amongst the diaspora

Constance Mbassi Manga, doctoral researcher at Lancaster University, talks about migratory issues faced by Cameroonian ex-pats in the UK, France and US and how identity is made sense of through the use of Camfranglais. 14 more words

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Belote - A Dummies' Guide For English Players. Part 3: Using The Online App

In the final part of my Belote guide I’m going to introduce you to the online app that allows you to play this game on a daily basis. 934 more words


Belote - A Dummies' Guide For English Players. Part 1: How To Play

This is part one in a three-part series, part two can be found here and the third part here.

Frequent visitors to my blog may be unaware of the fact that I am part of a Facebook group, one that was created to educate (and entertain) people interested in living in France (or indeed people that already live here). 4,076 more words