Does poverty make you uncomfortable?

Today it’s International Day of Charity. This got me thinking about a recent discussion with friends on the merits of India. One friend said she’d love to go ‘if it were not for the poverty’. Yes, there is poverty, and it’s a raw, painful, often extreme poverty, which clumsily plonks itself beside elegant marble clad luxury. But poverty exists everywhere,…
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Expat life is one big holiday

A friend recently asked me if I didn’t get tired of moving around so much and if I’d not prefer to settle down permanently in the UK. Umm, no. On the whole expat life is exciting, fun and at times, glamorous. Expat life turns the mundane into the educational, the fascinating or the downright hilarious. Trips to the post office…
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