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Paraguay vs. India: the Dutch perspective

Paraguay vs. India: the Dutch perspective

When I was living and working in Chandigarh (India) for a few months back in 2011, I was also writing a...

From Eyelets to Empanadas: My Meeting with Dora

From Eyelets to Empanadas: My Meeting with Dora

Last night, the skies opened up and doused Asunción with winter rain. It’s a brief reprieve from the staggering 90-degree...

I shot a lion the other day

I shot a lion the other day

We saw a small pride just over a ridge on the receding bank of the Luangwa river. There were 3-4...

Navigating the Slums of Mumbai

Navigating the Slums of Mumbai

One of the first things you notice when arriving at Mumbai (after the popular auto-rickshaws) are the slums. These slums...

Helping Paraguay’s Poverty Stoplight Go Global

Helping Paraguay’s Poverty Stoplight Go Global

Last week I had the privilege to attend a workshop in La Paz, Bolivia. La Paz is located at an...

¡Vamos al supermercado!

¡Vamos al supermercado!

I feel at home in the grocery store: selecting grades of chocolate for brownies, finding the perfect chicken for roasting,...

Lessons from Colombia: Make the Client Feel Like Family

Lessons from Colombia: Make the Client Feel Like Family

Don Marco’s wife sat us down at the wooden table in their living room as we waited for him to...

Red, yellow or green? You decide.

Red, yellow or green? You decide.

Dear reader, If you would have to rate yourself with respect to access to electricity, which of the colors below...

Trust While Traveling: A Weekend in Sri Lanka

Trust While Traveling: A Weekend in Sri Lanka

At 9:00 PM, the wings shuddered and the wheels left the ground. The sprawling lights of Bangalore disappeared in the...

Starting with the Semáforo

Starting with the Semáforo

My first days working at la Casa Matriz – headquarters – remind me of a quote from a book I’ve...