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Days 10/11 More Puzzle Pieces

CHINA | Wed, 15 Apr 2015 | By chinaho | Views [268] | Comments [1]

Our way of operating has been slow to adjust. We tend to ask a question or pose a possibility to see how things would work. As soon as we mention anything, our hosts create a plan, jumping into action. When we consider the situation and choose differently, ... Read more >

Tags: city farming, country kitchen restaurant, generosity, hangzhou downtown, neighborhood blight, wealth, west lake

Ripped off! (not)

VIETNAM | Sat, 14 Jan 2006 | By simon_monk | Views [1603]

"We paid 50,000 dong for a motorbike for a day but we got ripped off." drifted up from the back of the bus. I confess, many years ago I probably had the same attitude, but $3 for a day? That's just a cup of coffee back at home mate. I find ... Read more >

Tags: attitudes, on the road, responsibility, sharing, travellers, wealth

Homeless in San Francisco

USA | Sat, 21 Nov 1998 | By simon_monk | Views [1353] | Comments [2]

The homeless are always a sight in this richest of countries. Today was Thanksgiving when most Americans go home to families, turkey and cranberry sauce. The shops are all closed and the city empty ... making the homeless more conspicuous than ever.... Read more >

Tags: capitalism, democracy, freedom, homeless, people, society, wealth

 

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