Archive for the ‘Traveller’s Tales’ Category

August 1, 2013 @ 12:03 pm - posted by David Beaumont
  The Cape town Cryer  -  Kak and Lekker   I always understood that English is the first language of business here. It’s true, but there’s a whole different version I had no idea existed. As a multi-lingual nation, some confusion exists in the communication department. In my office, we e-mail exclusively in English whilst members of staff slide effortlessly from tongue to [ more...]
July 25, 2013 @ 6:48 pm - posted by David Beaumont
At my age, slightly nearer 50 than 49, a career change is neither advisable nor particularly practical. Emigration and career change combined is bordering on silly. Add Africa to the equation and you’re heading for the funny farm. Can I recommend it to all of you sitting in a heated room with carpets thinking about doing something like this; I don’t know you so I can’t tell you if it’s right [ more...]
July 18, 2013 @ 11:00 am - posted by Drew Charles
So life is tough as I continue my half working half travelling globe trotting around Asia. Still the world is conspiring to amuse me.   Recently we threw a party with friends. Each person had to bring food, which resulted in some lovely creations, and also the one with “salad, French fries, ketchup, tortilla chips, and mayonnaise all in one bowl” (Chinese eat anything, but maybe [ more...]
May 25, 2013 @ 5:14 pm - posted by Drew Charles
Wow – its been so long since I wrote! After Thailand I went to Chengdu for 2 months, then to Ho Chi Minh (Saigon), Vietnam. It was utter chaos! In many ways Saigon hasn't changed since I was here 10 years ago. Motorbikes still flood the streets, people are still incredibly nice, and the motorbike taxis remain the biggest menace in Vietnam since the American Army. Don’t get me wrong, as far as [ more...]
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