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Paradise: elusive <em>and</em> controversial

Paradise: elusive and controversial

India LloydJan 28, 20113 Comments

Recently, I contributed my first post to Back in a Bit. It was an introductory piece with the aim of establishing my voice as a contributor and giving a rough idea of my background as an Australian living in the Cayman Islands. Never had I imagined that it would be contentious. Never had I imagined that my normal life would be considered a hotbed of self-indulgence and conceit.

Transit zen and sensory recall

Scott BridgesJan 27, 20112 Comments

For $20 more I could've flown direct from Doha to Colombo. But I've already got a bunch of flyer points with this other airline, you see, so I flew with them instead, saving myself the

Eagles fight rabbits at a Kyrgyzstani hunting carnival

Eagles fight rabbits at a Kyrgyzstani hunting carnival

CrikeyJan 24, 20112 Comments

Editor's Warning: some of the below photos are gruesome and show dead animals. Robin O'Brien writes: For something different, I t

An Expat Opinion: Anyone for snow cricket?

An Expat Opinion: Anyone for snow cricket?

Jay MartinJan 19, 20112 Comments

A study of the Young Expat

A study of the Young Expat

Allan SoutarisJan 18, 20113 Comments

I'd like to present a study of the sometimes misunderstood mammal that is the Young Expat.

Shattering the rose-tinted vision of tropical island life

Shattering the rose-tinted vision of tropical island life

India LloydJan 17, 201118 Comments

Mention the words "tropical island" and most people conjure images of towering palms, sugar-white sands and sapphire waters, writes India Lloyd.

Up the Nile without a passport

Up the Nile without a passport

Rafiq CopelandJan 10, 20113 Comments

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A belated best of Back in a Bit

A belated best of Back in a Bit

Amber JamiesonJan 7, 2011

Sure, sure, it's a week since we nursed New Years Eve hangovers and I've been back at work for several days and most blogs did their look back at 2010 last week and all the rest of it,

Teaching Engrish: one day in a Japanese English school

Teaching Engrish: one day in a Japanese English school

CrikeyJan 5, 201119 Comments

Only one more day to go of Paul Jonannessen's part-time gig teaching English to Japanese people, as he introduces us to all his students. From the cheeky young kids to the chronically shy teenagers and older middle management men, it's a sneak peek into Japanese society.

Hobbit-hunting in New Zealand, stalking Tolkien in Oxford: tales of a Fangirl

Hobbit-hunting in New Zealand, stalking Tolkien in Oxford: tales of a Fangirl

CrikeyJan 4, 2011

Sure, Frodo and Sam may have trekked all the way from The Shire to Mount Doom, but as far as epic journeys go, I can go one better. As a young girl I made the journey from Melbourne to Oxford, by way of Wellington, all to catch a glimpse of a real-life hobbit.

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