Vanity, Versailles of the Caribbean & Voltaire’s take on the equality of man

by Rashmee

Posted on November 7, 2013


Atlas Obscura, a new travel blog that styles itself “the definitive guide to the …

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Where in the world is expat heaven, that imaginary state of being?

by Rashmee

Posted on November 6, 2013


In their inimitable way, HSBC appear to have created an economically-weighted index of where in …

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The Italian village that gladly welcomes migrants with Gandhis & Guevaras

by Rashmee

Posted on November 5, 2013


Fifteen years after Riace, a village in southern Italy, opened its doors to migrants from …

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Happy Diwali. Especially Haiti, with its 12,000 solar WakaWaka lights

by Rashmee

Posted on November 3, 2013


Less than a week ago, an enormous number of WakaWakas were distributed around Haiti, …

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How about a Heineken Global Index of the Cost of Doing Business?

by Rashmee

Posted on November 1, 2013


For years, Heineken advertised itself in the UK as a crucial product, one that “refreshes …

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Hola, was it really a good idea to listen in on Spain exchanging paella recipes?

by Rashmee

Posted on October 30, 2013


Hola. Now that even Senator Dianne Feinstein, who has overview of the National Security …

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Sweden destined to remain only European hope for Syrian refugees?

by Rashmee

Posted on October 25, 2013


The European Union is talking – and not in a particularly good natured way – …

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Only Westerner to work for Pyongyang says Kim Jong-un is doing fine

by Rashmee

Posted on October 23, 2013


Now that North Korea has opened a shiny new water park in east Pyongyang and …

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Gypsies, tramps and thieves! Cher’s anthem about world prejudice

by Rashmee

Posted on October 21, 2013


I remembered Cher and her comeback song, ‘Gypisies, tramps and thieves’ when I heard that …

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Rise and rise of Christmas cake: The Haiti hand

by Rashmee

Posted on October 20, 2013


Christmas cake, or fruit cake as it’s called in America, does not please everyone. Or, …

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Rashmee has lived and worked in several countries in the past decade, including Afghanistan, India, Haiti, Tunisia, the UAE, US and UK