Monthly Archives: August 2015

The Car and the House

It’s hard to insure a car. The first company I rang quoted me €3300. Given that my budget for the car and the tax and the insurance altogether was only €1500, this wasn’t going to do. The car I had … Continue reading

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Leaving Kazakhstan

I’m in Almaty airport and its 5:00 am. I’m sitting next to the SCAT Airlines desk, still the best-named airline anywhere in the world. There are quite a lot of flights leaving in the next few hours and the airport … Continue reading

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