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Life Lessons Learnt in Asia: Russians, Moet, and a Machete

When I sat down to write this next ‘lesson’ from my travels, a childhood story came to mind. As a teenager I used to read my youngest brother the book,“If You Give a Mouse a Cookie”, written by Laura Numeroff. The story starts: “If you give a mouse a cookie, he’s going to ask for a glass of milk. When you give him the milk, he’ll probably...

Life Lessons Learnt in Asia: Macau Mania

Arriving in Macau Not knowing I needed to pay 6 MOP (yes ‘mop’) for keeping my bags in the trunk, I then found myself being thrown out of the taxi by a very angry, shouting Chinese driver. Shaken, I walked into the Conrad Cotai hotel where I had, an hour earlier, booked myself a room, unable to control my tears or even speak to the concierge. Twenty-four hours prior...