Anna Mackay and Elizabeth Davenport have a conversation with Karen Shrosbery (known as Kip), a Journalism Trainer for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s International Development Unit mentoring women in Asia and the Pacific. Kip currently lives in Dili, Timor Leste and is Anna M’s neighbor.
- The culture shock of adapting to a new way of life in another country; how different food, a different language, and adapting to all sorts of different rhythms in daily life can be tough, but also incredibly enriching.
- How poor sanitation, unclean water supply, and improper food handling affects health, especially in the rainy season.
- What it’s like shopping for food, both in supermarkets and the open-air markets, and ways to deal with the lack of availability of familiar foods.
- The differences in how special holidays are celebrated when you do not have access to the food items you might traditionally serve.
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Kip Shrosbery (known as Kip) is a longtime journalist with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation specializing in International Development. She has worked for the BBC and ABC all over the world winning several major international awards and has spent the latter part of her career as a journalism trainer mentoring women in Asia-Pacific. She has been living in Timor Leste for over a year.