Fieldset
Luxuries

When living and working in the field, there is not an abundance of many of the everyday items we are used to (at least in the West)...

 For a person like me, whose passion is cooking, there are even more things I miss. Here in Tari, these items have slowly come to reach different levels of luxury status for me:

  • Mini luxury: Shampoo that lathers a lot and smells fruity. New books. Newspapers. Perfumed body lotion. Cupcake forms. Gelatin. Sprinkles. Icing sugar
  • Luxury: Dairy products other than milk. Any other candy than one of the two brands sold at the local kiosk. Gossip magazines. Espresso. Rye bread. Apples. Tights. Nail polish
  • Super glory luxury: Chocolate. Any Italian dairy product. Sour cream. Gossip magazines with free perfume samples. Parma ham. Personal parcels from family and friends (delivered by MSF staff movement to and from the field since there is no postal service). Semolina flour. A sharp kitchen knife. Nail polish remover
  • Hallelujah luxury: Hand-written letters from friends (delivered by MSF staff movement to and from the field since there is no postal service). Truffles. French cheeses. Spinning bike (this one remains only a distant dream)
  • Luxury negative: Broccoli, white rice, kaukau (local sweet potato)
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One could almost do a personality profiling based on these preferences :)