Category Archives: Education

The difference between Peru and Bolivia, illustrated in random messages

Whenever I move to a new country, I receive e-mails from people whom I don’t know, welcoming me to their country, offering help and giving advice. That’s nice. As I am about to move back from Peru to Bolivia, I realized … Continue reading

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First thoughts on the election of Donald Trump

As has become customary on election nights, I have been twittering my initial thoughts all night. Here is a selection of those tweets and some additional comments. Saddest picture of this election so far: people in line staring at their … Continue reading

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Easily Confused (61) Learning Spanish

How I thought I would learn Spanish: How my friends think I learn Spanish: How I really learn Spanish:

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Thoughts of the Day 1

Every day, my head, my notebooks and pieces of paper all over my apartment rapidly fill up with ideas about articles, comments on current affairs and links to other interesting stuff which I want to turn into stories. Some time. But … Continue reading

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Planet Earth II

The BBC is working on Planet Earth II and judging by the trailer, it will be a breathtaking documentary. To cover the time we still have to wait, you can of course watch the original Planet Earth episodes, all of which are … Continue reading

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How to make money with a Philosophy degree

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The end of Gary Johnson

Even worse than not knowing a city that has been in the news for the past five years (and a city so famous and historically important that you might have heard of it in high school) is the naive suggestion that … Continue reading

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