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Night Dude and the Second Society Take on the Forces of Chaos Following Revolution

by Tamar Donovan

As soon as we moved into our new home in Cairo, we learned that a fact of life in the city was the presence in apartment and office buildings of a class of worker known as bowabs, or porters.

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The Accidental American

By Catherine Tondelli

image The year was 2001, and I had come to London one year earlier for two reasons. One was because I was offered a dream job working as the business development director for a global architectural firm designing five-star hotels in some of the most spectacular locations in the world — Tahiti, Seychelles, Dubai, Fiji, and the Maldives.

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The £400 Fruitcake and Other Lessons on Fitting In

By Jennifer Richardson


Looking back, I pinpoint the end of my love affair with London to this moment: I was paying for a pint of milk at our dingy local convenience store—optimistically referred to as the corner shop—when, in midflow of taking my money, the shopkeeper vigorously spat on the floor.

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