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mamselle

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Re: Where have you worked in the world, and what was it like?
« Reply #15 on: June 11, 2019, 04:51:34 PM »
Oh, and what is "Korean red food?"

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Re: Where have you worked in the world, and what was it like?
« Reply #16 on: June 13, 2019, 08:03:26 PM »
Working in Taiwan now

I understand that Taiwan is quite lovely ...

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Re: Where have you worked in the world, and what was it like?
« Reply #17 on: June 14, 2019, 01:28:45 AM »
Yes, but quite rainy for the past few months

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Re: Where have you worked in the world, and what was it like?
« Reply #18 on: June 18, 2019, 07:21:49 PM »
Oh, and what is "Korean red food?"

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Food with lots of red pepper paste (gochujang). Koreans are addicted.

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Re: Where have you worked in the world, and what was it like?
« Reply #19 on: June 18, 2019, 08:44:29 PM »
Lebanon, in a research center on a campus beyond Beirut. Advantages: friendly colleagues, low-cost campus housing, a beautiful part of the world with excellent food, and a hospital nearby. Disadvantages: commuting was awful, and being outside Beirut made for lonely work; street harassment; issues of water, electricity, garbage collection; deeply divided toxic university admin; deeply divided toxic government; threats from the southern neighbor.

It is still one of my favorite places in the world.

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Re: Where have you worked in the world, and what was it like?
« Reply #20 on: June 19, 2019, 06:37:40 AM »
Thinking of linguistic hospitality, mentioned above, what languages did you function in?

Did that vary by context? (I.e., school, shops,  newspapers available, radio/TV, etc.)?

Did it help bridge the toxic situations, or feed them, or something in between?

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Re: Where have you worked in the world, and what was it like?
« Reply #21 on: June 24, 2019, 07:59:53 PM »
I worked at universities in the USA (3 years), Belgium (2 years), and Germany (2 years). I've been working in the Netherlands for 13 years.

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Re: Where have you worked in the world, and what was it like?
« Reply #22 on: June 27, 2019, 01:01:34 PM »
I worked in Ecuador as English teacher. It's amazing if you are young. I really recommend Quito.
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Re: Where have you worked in the world, and what was it like?
« Reply #23 on: July 21, 2019, 11:36:59 AM »
I worked in the Czech Republic for 5 years. Really cool place to do your Ph.D., and pretty well funded. At the same time it can be somewhat complicated to start your own independent academic career. I moved elsewhere and I'm moving again soon, for something more stable.

Anyway, Czechia is beautiful. Good quality and cheap beer and I liked food. Czechs like to go out, so restaurants in medium to big cities really try to do their best. It's a great place to have contact with nature and Czechs are really active people. They love sports, so you will always find a group of people training your favorite sport to spend time with (even if it's a very rare sport). It was a great period in my life :). 

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Re: Where have you worked in the world, and what was it like?
« Reply #24 on: July 21, 2019, 12:30:30 PM »
I was in Prague for a few days in 1990.

I was so impressed with the courage, energy, and kindness we found there (and with the dusty, dirty, Soviet-era buildings they were just then trying to clear away and clean...and the nearly empty shelves the small markets were just then trying to fill...)

So good to know how positively things have gone there since.

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Re: Where have you worked in the world, and what was it like?
« Reply #25 on: August 06, 2019, 08:18:38 AM »
I worked in Ecuador. I was amazing. I would go back any day.
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