It All Started in Mandalay
I just wish I had read it before I spent several ex-patriate years in West Africa!
In addition to recommending it to members of the teaching profession working abroad, I would like to say that Michael Allan Charles' book, "It All Started in Mandalay," should be read by anyone about to lead an ex-pat existence.
This book shows, in a delightful way, how navigating the intricacies of a foreign culture as a temporary or long-term resident is a major factor in ensuring subsequent happiness/minimising misfortune.
Michael's observational skills are matched only by his ability to recount what he has seen and understood so well.
You can read this review and others on Amazon and I thank you Gideon for writing this. Hey, why not read the book for yourself and tell me and other readers what you think! You can get the book at Amazon, Kobo, Friesen Press etc. so you have no excuse not to read it and by reading it you will make my day and hopefully yours!