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Disorderly and drunk

December 30, 2012

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In time of great danger, you may walk with the devil until you have crossed the bridge: Bulgarian Proverb You may be wondering how we’ve gone from Botswana to Bulgaria without passing through Brazil or Brunei. More likely, you’re rubbing your distended post-Christmas belly, boozy-breathed and as hepatic-eyed as a goose about to meet its […]

A hard reign

December 9, 2012

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If you live in a mud hut, beware of the rain – Botswana Proverb I’m not entirely sure what this proverb means given that Botswana, though admittedly hot and arid most of the time, has a rainy season – every year in fact.  And while 60% of the population live in urban areas, that still […]