My expat work experience – the good, the bad and the ugly

I’ve lived and worked in many countries, both paid and voluntary, for some amazingly inspirational people as well as some downright awful tyrants. My boss in Angola was incredibly down to earth, his clients less so. My tasks included making him look ‘damn important’ in front of poncy Luanda bankers. While he sat drinking his maté, I’d run around pretending…
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For My Future Best Friends

I asked a best friend if I should start a blog and she wholeheartedly encouraged me. ‘Yes!’ she boomed, ‘… but please, just keep it from the heart’. The best bloggers were, she said, written by ‘best friends you’d never met’. I’ve spent over thirty years in over thirty places and now I want to reconnect with all the fabulous people from my travels,…
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