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Tales of foolishness in India from Liz Scully of Rethink Central

Signage Sunday: Chocolate boll

This will come as no surprise to you that this particular tasty treat is from the same place that brought us last weeks 'bugeete' sign. Still in Hampi, still incorrectly spelt. And still funny. But that last might just be me. The chocolate boll in question really was...

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We are not plants

As you read this, I’ll be on a flight to London. And that will be the end of my current time in India. This is big stuff for me – when I came here, I thought I’d be in India for 7 years, instead it’s only been 3. Then I thought I’d be moving to Sri Lanka. Then middle...

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Signage Sunday: Bread can be hard to spell

Baguette. A French word, and filled full of unexpected letters if you don't speak French. Or any of the Romance languages, for that matter. I do understand that it's going to be a tricky one. But in Hampi, we saw endless variations on this... all of them wrong. You'd...

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Signage Sunday: I lot thinking for U…

It's a strange, but fairly common thing to see phrases or names on the back of cars here. If it's names, it's probably on the back windscreen and is most likely the owners kids names. There's a lot of pride and family love of course, and being part of a 'unit' with...

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Technically, I don’t live anywhere

I usually write these posts at least a few days in advance so I don’t have any stress on the day about getting it ready for you in time. But I've been a little busy with sorting out things for Rethink Central and for emigrating. For me 2014 is a year full of changes....

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Signage Sunday: Bicycal for rent

I'm going to let this one speak for itself really. There's a lot of - lets be diplomatic - idiosyncratic spellings, coming the way of Signage Sunday over the next few weeks. Hampi town seemed particularly rife with 'have-a-go' spellers. But I rather liked this version...

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Signage Sunday: I’m not sure I want that

Yoghurt is a very hard word to spell. So much so, that in the US they've sensibly simplified the spelling to yogurt. And for most people in India, English isn't even their second language - it's their third or fourth. Sixth even in many cases. And personally, I'm both...

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Signage Sunday: Step away from the Durian

This is from Phuket Airport. I was there about a month back sorting out my visa for India and working on the filming for my Career Course. So as I stood there slack jawed waiting to check in (business class you'll note, not that I actually flew business class, but I...

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Signage Sunday: Turns out a bit mushy

Something a little bit different for you this week - the cooking instructions on the back of some rice I bought recently. Before we get into the details, I should point out this is fancy organic single source rice. The sort of thing you'd buy in Whole Foods at vast...

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What a week!

Blimey - what a week. I’ve been working like a demon on my new course. And my other new group. And that course I’m taking. And that application that came good. And that whole emigration thing. Oh yes, and because I did well with that application and got on the...

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Signage Sunday: An award winning blog!

So, this is going out late, and it's not about signs. What a swizz! But things are a little hectic at Rethink Central this week, so do please forgive me. We're still very short handed, and I've been setting up all the ace free training videos that are going down a...

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I seem to have eaten an ant

Or rather, I seem to regularly eat ants. Not in bulk, just one at a time. And not all the time, just now and then. This isn't a new Indian delicacy I'm trying - it seems that tiny ants have decided to occasionally move through my kitchen. Which is fair enough, it's a...

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Video: Signage Sunday: This is not a shower

So, this is a first for the blog - look a video Signage Sunday. Ooooh. There's something special. See how well I treat you? And this is rather ace in several ways - I filmed it at UB City which is a very fancy mall in Bangalore. Really very fancy, full of top of the...

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Signage Sunday : Sadly, they need a sign…

I spotted this sign at Kuala Lumpur airport on the way to Thailand last week. I've seen similar ones in India... in fact with how clean and lovely KL airport is, it's possible that it's aimed at people changing plans from places less modern in outlook. Clear though,...

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