We're currently too busy on other side projects and our day jobs to keep the site regularly updated, but we hope you enjoy reading the back-posts! (Or find us a huge grant so we could quit our day jobs, ha).
J & SgS.
"The Stuff Expat Aid Workers Like blog is like having a beer with a jaundiced aid worker after a crap day. It’s all cynicism and self-loathing (and some ferocious cartoons), with the commitment (one hopes) taken for granted...." Duncan Green, Oxfam UK, From Poverty to Power Blog
"I'm a local, and I just wanted to say thank you SO MUCH for your blog. Often when working with expats I get a sense of humour failure. Why do they talk about the toilet so much (especially because Cape Town isn't exactly the bush - you can eat quite safely) and wear such a strange combination of local clothes? Why do they ignore advice about safety? Why do they lecture me on the history of my own country? And then I read your blog. And it's all so true!" H
#122 Cover Letters from Unemployed Overachievers
#12 Establishing Field Cred
#13 Going Native
#37 Sexy Local NGOs (SLoNGOs)
#11 Explaining Local Culture to Locals
#17 Pretending Not to See Each Other
#19 Their Passports
#15 Dressing like the Locals
#29 Destroying Idealism
#92 House Parties
#23 War Junk
#35 A Tidy Salary and Dank Perks
#2 Blending In
#44 Blogging for the Folks Back Home
#5 Pictures of Burqas
#60 Randomized Control Trials
#7 Describing Themselves as "Nomads"
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