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15 Ways that Sucre, Bolivia Compares to Other Places

It’s human nature to make comparisons.  Especially when you travel, it’s very easy to say “I don’t like this because it’s different from what I’m used to at home…” (well, you might not say this out loud but you might … Continue reading

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The madness that never ends! – Traffic in Dhaka

For those who have ever been to Dhaka, or even heard of Dhaka, the first thing you probably heard about was the traffic. I believe that it’s on of the worst cities in the world for traffic, likely because it’s … Continue reading

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“I hope they don’t hear this at home…” – Keeping risks hidden from friends and family

Life is full of risks.  Period.  Growing up we learn how to cope with the risks around us. Traffic is dangerous, so cross at the lights. Germs are dangerous, so don’t eat food off the floor Strangers are dangerous, so … Continue reading

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Gratitude and Appreciation

If there’s one thing my mom wanted me to come back from Africa with, it was gratitude.  For those of you who don’t know, she spent a few years in Nigeria when she was my age and she said that … Continue reading

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Being Disabled (or Elderly) in the Majority World

This weekend is the International Summit on Accessibility in Ottawa, Canada (hosted by Carleton University).  I’ll be presenting there on Monday about my experiences doing my research on products for people with disabilities to earn an income in Uganda.  Therefore, … Continue reading

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