Friday, September 3, 2010

Club Med

"That the world's fifth-largest country (by population) and eighth largest economy (in real terms) is often perceived by foreigners as a giant Club Med resort is partly thanks to foreign correspondents reporting on Brazil, who often feel they have to start with what readers back home know about the place and go from there."
The Economist
, 21 August 2010


Yes, a Club Med where there's typhoid and rabies and HIV.

Permanent visa in hand, I return to the rescue house next Tuesday night. I am (as the Americans like to say) psyched about resuming my work. Thank you to all (not least my own dear family who have been suffering my presence this last month) for your unabated kindness and continued expressions of support.

6 comments:

Sonya said...

Safe travels!!! I'm sure everyone will be PSYCHED to have you back.

Luke said...

Thank you, dear Sonya!

Susanna Metzger said...

congrats! that's so rad to hear of your return! so what does this mean for your long-term commitment? are you able to stay a full year? two? forever? ;)

Luke said...

At the very least it means I can plan for the long(er) term, so I can be a more "stable" help at the rescue house (not having to rush away every 6 months). I am taking each day as it comes, but it certainly looks like my serve is taking the form of a medium-to-long term commitment.

Anonymous said...

I admire your dedication and commitment. The "house" is blessed to have you there.

Christine

Luke said...

Thanks, Christine. Please stay in touch!

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