An Indian Summer

“The whole secret of existence is to have no fear; never fear what will become of you, depend on no one. Only the moment you reject all help are you freed. No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path. The secret of health for … Continue reading

An Ethiopian Christmas…(yes Geldof, they know…)

2 Irishmen, a Scot, a Brit and an Aussie went hiking in Ethiopia…you would be forgiven for thinking it was the opening line of a terrible joke. I have often said that travelling is the closest you can come to time travel. Living in Vietnam for two years, felt like I had front row seats … Continue reading

Life in Lausanne: First Impressions

  The Place: Lausanne is a small, quaint and picturesque city of 130,000 people. I read an article about Lausanne before I moved here, in which the author noted how the town sits amid one of the most idyllic settings in Europe. Nestled on Lake Geneva or Lac Leman to the locals. A lake so … Continue reading

Reality Check: Back to the “Real World” Lessons in Real Life 101

It was always bound to be a transition, moving out of Africa. Really though, Tanzania to Switzerland! Could I have found two more disparate locations? For me Tanzania, Vietnam and to a lesser extent Borneo had been refreshingly real places to live. First world problems were put into perspective rather quickly, especially in Africa. There … Continue reading

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