Category Archives: Random thoughts, observations and perspectives…

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El consumismo de la Navidad

Empecé escribir mi blog en septiembre de 2010, solo para contar mis historias de mi viaje a mi familia y amigos en varios partes del mundo. Obvio, escribí solo en ingles desde el principio, pero ahora estoy finalmente empezando pensar … Continue reading

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Christmas Consumerism

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I was going to wait to write this post at the beginning of December, in time for all the Festive Season craziness, but this last week I attended a seminar on Sustainable/Responsible Consumption and it made me think the earlier … Continue reading

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Plastic, Plastic Everywhere

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I have realised a few things recently and have become acutely aware of the amount of plastic that exists in my daily life. It seems that nearly everything I eat or drink comes in some kind of plastic container or … Continue reading

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The long walk…

HAPPY DAY OF RECONCILIATION!!! Today we celebrate the idea of reconciliation and national unity in South Africa. This public holiday was thus named after the first democratic elections in 1994. Before that, it was a significant day across the racial … Continue reading

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World Rhino Day

This post is a little off the topic of my blog about my life and travels in Chile and South America, but it is about an ongoing problem in my country and continent which makes me SO angry and sad. … Continue reading

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The culture of time

Since coming to South America nearly 15 months ago my schedule and concept of time has been turned on its head. I left the strict routine of a regular job behind me when I said goodbye to the consulting world … Continue reading

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Gender, culture and language

“Last weekend I went to the beach with friends” – there is nothing extraordinary about this sentence, to an English speaker… But say the same sentence to a Spanish speaker and they have many doubts…Were your friends all female or … Continue reading

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