Saint Pierre & Miquelon and Russia

Saint Pierre & Miquelon Islands Almost overnight during the 1920’s and early 30’s, Saint Pierre & Miquelon Islands experienced prosperity like never before as a prime liquor hub for much of North America which was under prohibition. France’s smallest colony was a dream come true for both bootleggers and suppliers. Due to this French government spent … More Saint Pierre & Miquelon and Russia

2014 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 98,000 times in 2014. If it were an exhibit at the Louvre Museum, it would take about 4 days for that many people to see … More 2014 in review

Mirror Reflections – São Tomé and Príncipe & Russia

Life in São Tomé and Príncipe Introduction of co-operative cocoa production Acting upon a request from the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), the French organic chocolate corporation Kaoka undertook an audit of the country’s cocoa industry around the turn of the millennium. The audit came back with promising feedback determining that “the rich genetic … More Mirror Reflections – São Tomé and Príncipe & Russia

Mirror Reflections – Federal States of Micronesia & Russia

Life in the Federal States of Micronesia A single footpath connects the homes, sometimes cutting right through someone’s front or back yard. There’s the usual one or two room concrete house with tin roof but also a traditional bamboo and palm thatch hut, with sand floor for the cooking fire and a wood platform for … More Mirror Reflections – Federal States of Micronesia & Russia

Mirror Reflections – Greenland & Russia

Paradise in southern Greenland. Qinngua Valley between Tasermiut Life in Greenland Sarah started this blog in diary form in May 2012 to chronicle her first trip to Greenland in connection with her Master degree studies in the tourism field. The early posts tell of Sarah’s everyday life living with a host family in Nuuk, the capital city, … More Mirror Reflections – Greenland & Russia

Mirror Reflections – Papua New Guinea & Russia

Life in Papua New Guinea A CALL TO SUPPORT CULTURE CONCERN Every Papua New Guinea community has a traditional culture which is usually very unique to each other. We have about 840 different languages and our traditional cultures are almost the same number. These traditional cultures are part of our Melanesian way of life style … More Mirror Reflections – Papua New Guinea & Russia

Mirror Reflections – Suriname & Russia

Photo by R. Butler Shamanism in Suriname MEDICINAL PLANTS Plants have broader uses than as just food and a genetic reservoir. Increasingly, rainforest plants, and to a lesser extent rainforest animals, are the source of compounds useful for medicinal purposes. The rainforest has been called the ultimate chemical laboratory with each rainforest species experimenting with … More Mirror Reflections – Suriname & Russia

Mirror Reflections – Bailiwick of Guernsey & Sevastopol, Ukraine

Life in Bailiwick of Guernsey The Islands’ unique geographical position sets the scene for a fascinating heritage. With evidence dating from Neolithic times, the island has been pivotal in battles between the UK and France as well as being an important port for international imports into the UK. Guernsey’s recent history saw its unique position … More Mirror Reflections – Bailiwick of Guernsey & Sevastopol, Ukraine

Mirror Reflections – Armenia & Russia

National gallery of Armenia Life in Armenia Interesting Facts About Armenia About 10% of the population live below the international poverty line. This means they earn less that US$1.25 per day. Armenia is a ‘landlocked’ country. It is bordered by Turkey, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Iran and Nakhchivan. Wrestling, weightlifting, judo, chess and boxing are the most … More Mirror Reflections – Armenia & Russia

Mirror Reflections – Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Life in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Caribbean Literature What is Caribbean Literature? What gives it its “Caribbean-ness” and distinguishes it from other literatures? I imagine that these questions have been discussed, quietly contemplated, and even bitterly argued during the last 50 years or so, particularly around the time of the emergences of literature from … More Mirror Reflections – Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Mirror Reflections – Tunisia & Russia

Life In Tunisia Few countries have been transformed in the past 18 months as much as Tunisia. TEARN (Tunisian Education And Resource Network), under the guidance of president and Global Education Conference keynoter Héla Nafti, has also transformed itself, becoming one of the first post-revolution education NGOs in the country. A pioneer of K-12 online … More Mirror Reflections – Tunisia & Russia