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Fiji Week 10!   (published in Fiji)

November 21, 2013 by   Comments(1)

Thursday: breakfast: pancakes. Lunch: leftover shepard’s pie. Dinner: combination fried rice and Ming Du.

Friday: breakfast: toast. Lunch: mini sandwiches, cakes, and fruit. Dinner: chicken steaks and sausage and rice.

Saturday: breakfast: toast. Lunch: buffalo chicken pizza and garlic bread. Dinner: rice and Chinese noodles with beef and veggies.

Sunday: breakfast: toast, eggs, and baked beans. Lunch: rice and roro, chicken, shepard’s pie, pasta salad. Dinner: rice and roro with chicken.

Monday: breakfast: toast and butter and jam. Lunch: cheesburger and fries… Dinner: rice and chicken with tomato sauce.

Tuesday: breakfast: toast. Lunch: leftover rice and chicken. Dinner: rice and beef and bell pepper noodles and roro with mutton.

Wednesday: breakfast: I couldn’t eat anything. Lunch: soup. Dinner: rice and fish and sweet potatoes.

Thursday: My kids are harassing me more and more lately… So after devotion I snuck into Nina’s classroom where they were practicing dancing for graduation, and stayed there for the day. They started to teach Lara and I the dance the teachers were doing at graduation, which is somehow 10 minutes long… I think I got the first 2 minutes done before we had to quit for the day. And that’s what we did all day. It was crazy. After my 4 hour long dance lesson, I went to the office and facetimed my family and dog, and then god ready for social. We went to Ming Du Chinese restaurant, and it was actually really good. Then we met up with the Canadian Fijian and her cousins because they’re in Suva for the next few weeks, so it was really nice to see them again!

Friday: I got to school and everyone got on the bus to go to Hilton Special School to celebrate the 50th anniversary of ...

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Sticks and Stones...   (published in Peru)

November 20, 2013 by   Comments(0)

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...they may not break your bones according to the popular English saying but they might do some damage to the taxi you're riding in during one of Peru's numerous transport strikes.Today we had another strike. When I first came to Peru many years ago there were strikes and protests about every possible issue out there, but strikes involving transport, and particularly fuel prices, are the most common.

Generally the strike is announced to give people some warning and taxis, combis, buses and other vehicles just don't go out to work that day. Back in 2001 when I arrived, Peru was a different country. There were far fewer private vehicles on the roads and those which were in operation as taxis were held together by wire, tape and on one memorable journey the floorwell of my Daewoo Tico consisted of a couple of cereal boxes stretched over a large hole. Nobody could afford cars and whilst the strikes were serious there really wasn't a lot of action out on the roads. Occasionally you would see burning tyres, people throwing stones at the few cars deciding to ignore the strike, but things were quiet in general.

Nowadays, Peru is developping a taste for car ownership and cheap Chinese imports are making it possible for many families to own their own vehicles. The result has been an explosion in the number of cars on Cusco's roads and a greater impact from these regular strikes. Roadblocks are common on days like this, inter-district services are the most heavily disrupted and Cusco city is always worse-hit than places such as Urubamba. Some drivers continue to ignore the strikes and they are mostly just blocked in by their peers and forced to drive round in circles before eventually giving up and going home. The burning tyres and stones aren't seen nowadays but there are ...

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Sticks and Stones...
 

Sticks and Stones...   (published in Peru)

November 20, 2013 by   Comments(0)

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...they may not break your bones according to the popular English saying but they might do some damage to the taxi you're riding in during one of Peru's numerous transport strikes.Today we had another strike. When I first came to Peru many years ago there were strikes and protests about every possible issue out there, but strikes involving transport, and particularly fuel prices, are the most common.

Generally the strike is announced to give people some warning and taxis, combis, buses and other vehicles just don't go out to work that day. Back in 2001 when I arrived, Peru was a different country. There were far fewer private vehicles on the roads and those which were in operation as taxis were held together by wire, tape and on one memorable journey the floorwell of my Daewoo Tico consisted of a couple of cereal boxes stretched over a large hole. Nobody could afford cars and whilst the strikes were serious there really wasn't a lot of action out on the roads. Occasionally you would see burning tyres, people throwing stones at the few cars deciding to ignore the strike, but things were quiet in general.

Nowadays, Peru is developping a taste for car ownership and cheap Chinese imports are making it possible for many families to own their own vehicles. The result has been an explosion in the number of cars on Cusco's roads and a greater impact from these regular strikes. Roadblocks are common on days like this, inter-district services are the most heavily disrupted and Cusco city is always worse-hit than places such as Urubamba. Some drivers continue to ignore the strikes and they are mostly just blocked in by their peers and forced to drive round in circles before eventually giving up and going home. The burning tyres and stones aren't seen nowadays but there are ...

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Sticks and Stones...
 

OP   (published in Ghana)

November 20, 2013 by   Comments(0)

Hallo,

mittlerweile sind wir beide im OP. Hier sieht man ziemlich interessante aber auch recht krasse Sachen. Wir hatten jetzt schon mehrere Kaiserschnitte und gestern eine Fussamputation und die Entfernung eines faustgrossen Tumors.
Der ueberwiegende Teil des Personals ist ziemlich nett, freundlich und hilfsbereit und versuchen alle Fragen bestmoeglich zu beantworten. Was mir besonders aufgefallen ist, ist dass sich die Muetter (zumindest nicht aeusserlich) nicht ueber ihre Kinder zu freuen scheinen und sie nach der Geburt auch ueberhaupt nicht um Arm halten wollen.
Sonst hat sich seit dem letzten Mal eigentlich kaum etwas veraendert, ausser dass einige Freiwillige leider schon abgereist sind, wir aber Verstaerkung von einem, ich glaube, 74 jaehrigen Briten bekommen haben.

Ich hoffe euch geht es allen gut :)
Bis dann

Gruss Jo

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Ellevte uge i Saint-Louis   (published in Senegal)

November 20, 2013 by   Comments(0)

Hej alle sammen!

Haaber I har det godt. Her faar I min ellevte symfoni at lytte til. Glaeder mig til at se jer!

https://www.dropbox.com/s/xzd90a6wx6nn9jd/Ellevte%20uge%20i%20Saint-Louis.MP3

Kaerlig Hilsen Martin

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