Street Vendor Sweet Talk

Look! I bought two beautiful hats! And they almost fit!

The thing is, I most certainly did not wake up this morning thinking “I will buy a hat today! Actually, make that two hats!”

A hat is probably the very last thing I need or want. I already own a bazillion hats, none of which I ever wear, because, well, I don’t actually like the way ...  Continue Reading

Saving Face – the African Way

I’ve found that whenever I ask for something, in a store, for instance, and they have no idea what I’m talking about, instead of admitting that they don’t know, they will pretend to look for it, and then apologetically inform me that they are sold out. “I’m sorry Ma’m, we don’t have ...  Continue Reading