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"Lose Your Shoe?" or "What's Really Good to Know?"

“Don’t cross your leg and aim your shoe at a guy you’re sitting in a waiting room with,” said the ADEC guy from the stage. “You might as well take it off and hit him across the face with it.” 970 more words

United Arab Emirates

Explaining London Postcodes

Are you moving to London?

Do you know where you will be leaving? You better go back to 2nd grade and relearn your compass rose. 256 more words


Mardi Gras, in the birthplace of Carnevale

In the morning, we navigated the winding cobblestone streets from the outskirts of Cannaregio south to Dorsoduro, a sestieri (district) snuggled up against Venice’s most famous… 647 more words


Views of Central Johannesburg aka Joburg

Despite living in Pretoria, a mere 67 kilometers apart from Johannesburg, I have only been to Joburg, as it is affectionately known, only a handful of times. 524 more words

Travels & Sites

7 steps to overcome intercultural shock while living and working abroad

Life abroad can be very exciting and demanding, however may also cause an anxiety, stress and homesickness. It may make you feel helpless, alone, lost and uncomfortable, especially if you are looking to build your career and life in new country. 547 more words

Career Change

Egyptian Museum & Coptic Cairo

November 29, 2014

Good morning Cairo!!! Good morning Nile River. Can’t believe I’m waking up with this view! It’s kind of surreal actually! And coffee looking out over the river… pretty amazing! 1,435 more words

Cairo: The Cradle of Civilization

Before I delve into stories of my adventures in Egypt, I feel I need to explain my rationale for going to Egypt. And share a few factoids about Egypt and Cairo… if you’re interested in history. 1,162 more words