Tales from the past: Albania

In 2015 I was working for the UN World Food Programme based out of Cairo, an entire story in itself.  I was working as an analyst, dealing with food security and market price data.  We supported our offices across North Africa, the Middle East, and Central Asia (with the notable exception of Afghanistan).  Needless to say it was a lot of work, what with the … Continue reading Tales from the past: Albania

The sculptress of Istanbul

Having never been to Istanbul before it was certainly a unknown to me… as it turns out the hustle and bustle of the city was a very strange mix of Europe meets Asia with the splashes of the Middle East being most prominent in the skyline with towering mosques at every turn, spectacularly skewering the skyline with minarets.  The streets heave with people from all parts of the world and … Continue reading The sculptress of Istanbul