LETTING GO

BACK VS. HOME VS. BACK HOME So when is one back? Or home? Or back home? There is the lame saying home is where your heart is. Yikes. Perhaps if you want to know where your home is look where your mind goes when it wanders is slightly better. We’ve been back/home/back home now almost […]

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DOING BUSINESS HERE AND THERE

Business is one of the fields where Finland and South Africa are worlds apart. As entrepreneurs, we’ve had the pleasure of doing business in both, as well as witnessing Finnish companies doing business in South Africa and South Africans doing business in Finland. FINLAND IN SOUTH AFRICA Most Finnish companies are completely in love with […]

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AN ACCIDENT

There probably aren’t too many parents for primary school aged kids in Finland, who to at least some degree don’t get chills, when “There is a message for you in Wilma” pops up on the screen. Getting a message with subject “Accident today” definitely was one causing chills. Although my instant first reaction was did […]

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FLASHBACKS

We left South Africa only a few days after our last big South African roadtrip. Whether it was denial, living in a moment, or just plain hurry, the end result was certain things turning into loose ends. One of them was our beloved and trustworthy companion, our Kia. Faithfully serving us for more than 100,000 […]

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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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