After gaining academic qualifications in development studies, geography and anthropology, I pursued my dreams of working in international development for government, nongovernmental and global multilateral organizations. I was overworked and underpaid, sometimes not paid at all. I believed my work would contribute to making the world a better place for everyone. In return, I got to live, travel and work in fascinating countries. I savoured local cultures, interesting societies, and met a variety of personalities.
After a solid education, experience is the best teacher. This blog is about my travels around the world, my observations and synopses through reading, fieldwork and conversations with people I meet along the way. I am aware people experience worse things than having to keep visualising and chasing bigger and better dreams, but I also know that I am not alone in my experiences. So I write about issues that concern people in general, across cultures, ethnicities, religions, traditions, and social classes.
Life is an adventure and the world is a colourful place to be celebrated. I hope you will enjoy my stories about the tea parties I get to attend in vibrant places, and issues I feel need to be aired.