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What makes us wealthy?

After Africa, Peru and Cuba, the Cayman Islands were a bit of a culture shock.

These three tiny little islands (known collectively as ‘Cayman’) are surrounded on all sides by countries in varying degrees of poverty – Cuba to the north, Central America to the west and south, and other Caribbean islands to the east. Yet because of its role as a tax haven, Cayman is incredibly well-off. Read more

Living in between

I’ve been trying to put my finger on what I loved about Tanzania. Was it the friendly and vibrant people? Was it the slow and relaxed pace of life? Was it the liveliness of the streets, always filled with movement and splashed with the bright colours of traditional dress and market stalls?

The more I thought about it, the more I realised that what I actually love is being in between. Read more

To conquer or collaborate?

Peru is a beautiful country. Old Spanish architecture sitting proudly overlooking perfectly manicured town squares. A gentle and welcoming local people, adorned with brightly coloured cloth, whose eyes are perpetually lined with the crinkles of a smile.

If it wasn’t for the old stone ruins sitting on the hillsides, and the ever present images of Machu Picchu in the shop fronts of bookstores and tour companies, it would be hard to imagine that this world was previously governed by the once proud and powerful Inca nation. Read more