Have you heard the one about the Syrian, the Egyptian, the Turk and the Emirati walking into a bar? They order four Cokes and start talking about Islam.
I know, it’s a bad joke. But it is revealing. As anyone who has lived the expat lifestyle in a foreign land knows, Kiwis, Poms, Canadians and even Yanks and us have a lot in common. Living in an alien culture makes those commonalities much clearer than they would be back home in a Western country. The same dynamic that makes Kiwis and Aussies blood-brothers when living in strange lands also makes Middle Easterners bond around what they have in common.… Read the rest