Monthly Archives: December 2015

Season’s greetings from Kosovo

The ambassador opens the front door, so of course my mind goes blank. Debrett’s said something about a particular use of Your Excellency, but I can’t remember what. He smiles and shakes my hand, I mumble something and hurry down … Continue reading

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Postcard from Central Asia #6: wanted for questioning

Night. A knock at the door. Two Kyrgyz men in black uniforms and black jackets. The shorter one introduces them both as being police officers, in moderate English. I ask to see some identification. The guy doing the talking takes … Continue reading

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