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... my point is what does happen if you just don't have dollars and don't find anyone to exchange with? Has anyone ever thought about this for long enough to do anything about it? Sometimes it takes a pioneer like me to raise awareness of these issues, I congratulated myself on a job well done and fought my way to baggage reclaim.
I felt like I had turned up too early as there were no bags on ...
Day One. Less
than 8 hours after landing I find myself at the hospital. In “morning report” – the morning
meeting whereby the junior resident on call from the night before presents the
patients that were admitted from the day before as well as any emergency
surgical cases from overnight. It
often turns into a bit of hazing ritual for the poor resident as he tries to
defend the decisions that more ...
... around the corner at Susie and I. At every opportunity I'd make eye contact again or wave and smile. Pretty soon there were 3 little kids and their shyness was gone as they were right beside us looking up with wonder in their eyes.
Many adults also took notice of us, but they weren't quite as obvious, or cute, as the children. But then something I never expected happened.
I saw a group of about 6 or 7 young ...
... the battle to fit my backpack into the overhead compartment was won (with help from the stewardess and some passengers), we settled into our seats and promptly fell asleep. We didn't even know when we took off and slept for pretty much the entire flight. For some reason the 8-hour flight seemed much longer, and each time I woke up and looked at the time, only 10 or 15 minutes would have passed. At about 5 in the morning, there was a quite spectacular ...
... colours that look more Indian to me. And finally a third group dressed in all black with bright jewels sewn onto the material. Oh, and many of the men are wearing little white hats that sit flush against the head in a perfect circle. In the corner of the one-room waiting area there is a nook where men and women are praying on the floor. Men are at the front on their knees and the women line up further back in a ...