10 WHYS

Some random thoughts from “Africa”. Now that I live in “Europe”, I’m allowing myself making some previously-stupid generalisations. Both ways. So this is a collection of random wonderings from the past week. Why do people in Africa smile and laugh so much? Why is alcohol such a huge issue in Finland? Why do we take […]

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MIXED FEELINGS

NEGATIVE MIXED TIA. According to Wikipedia In Africa, there’s a saying “TIA” meaning “This Is Africa” – term of endearment/explanation typically used when tourists from western countries visit Africa, or expats work in Africa, to shrug off power shut downs, old technology, slow pace of business, questionable business ethics and dealings etc. I used to […]

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HELLO HELSINKI

A week ago we were busy packing, doing laundry, and cleaning. The two days between the drive back from Namibia and leaving for Finland were packed with packing and farewells. Call it denial or whatever, I refused to organise any farewells for myself, but for Talky and his friends we did. The last night was […]

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