• Discipline & Goals

    “Discipline is choosing between what you want now and what you want most.”  - Abraham Lincoln Photo: Ales Krivec This was a quote shared in an email I received recently. Given my recent post about...
    Monday, October 10th, 2016
  • Dunbar’s number and cross-cultural ponderings

    Robin Dunbar is a renowned anthropologist. I was introduced to his most famous concept last year and it has been on my mind for a while. In essence, he hypothesised that people will tend to...
    Monday, January 18th, 2016
  • Voluntourism Part 8: Learning, not length, matters most

    DOES LENGTH OF STAY MATTER when it comes to a volunteering trip overseas? A common argument against volunteering trips overseas is that they are too short - you come in, then you leave, and what...
    Thursday, September 3rd, 2015
  • Useful Tool for International Meetings

    In my (relatively) new job I am booking international web conferences and phone calls on an almost daily basis. One of the easiest tools on the internet is the World Clock Meeting Planner: http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/meeting.html So easy...
    Monday, June 23rd, 2014
  • Jetlag Plus

    Most people have heard of jet lag. It's when you've just arrived overseas, you're exhausted from your travels, but you're wide awake at 3am because your body thinks that's morning time. Or alternatively, you're falling...
    Thursday, August 15th, 2013