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What to Expect on the Tube: Waiting, Sweating, and Shaving

What to Expect on the Tube: Waiting, Sweating, and Shaving

What kind of Londoner would I be if I didn’t have a moan about the tube?  I come from Halifax, Nova Scotia, a city where the next bus is an hour-wait on ninety percent of the routes during off-peak travel times.   If it is winter, that means waiting out in weather that can be -15C […]

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Battle with a Bidet: Defeated by Korean Toilets

Battle with a Bidet: Defeated by Korean Toilets

[pullquote align=”left”]After school one Friday, the entire staff decided to go out to dinner in celebration of the completion of “open classes”. [/pullquote]Open classes are when the parents of the kindergarten students come to school  and sit in on classes while you teach. Korean parents pay a lot of money to send their kids to […]

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The Colmado in the Dominican Republic

The Colmado in the Dominican Republic

[pullquote align=”left”]Colmado in Spanish literally means full to the brim and is the word used here in the Dominican Republic for the equivalent of a corner shop or a 7-Eleven.[/pullquote] They are everywhere, and on my street alone, there are seven or eight. Some are tiny, no more than a little shack, and some are […]

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