bali culture

BALI IS NOT JUST THE BEACH


Bali is a diverse island. Known as the Land of the Gods, Bali is a predominantly Hindu Island, unlike the rest of Indonesia, which has a population of mostly Muslim followers. Bali culture is unique, there’s no doubt about it. Many visitors to Bali flock to the beaches, but in between the sea and surf, most people integrate some sightseeing…

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prague

THIS IS HOW PRAGUE CAN HEAL A BROKEN HEART


I arrived in Prague on a Thursday morning as a young woman in a relationship. A difficult, mid to long distance, sometimes extremely tiring but most times wanted relationship. I have been with my girlfriend at the time, for nearly eight months, which compared to most lesbian relationships meant we were basically about to get married. The first 7 months…

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Third Culture Kids

GROWING UP AS A THIRD CULTURE KID IN DUBAI


What are Third Culture Kids (TCK)? A Third Culture Kid is a term used to describe a person who grew up outside their own country as an expat. Places such as Hong Kong, Kuwait, Dubai/Abu Dhabi are melting pots for Third Culture Kids. What makes Third Culture Kids special is their inability to feel at home anywhere they go. They…

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australia

5 CULTURAL REASONS TO VISIT AUSTRALIA


I never felt an explicit desire to visit Australia. In my imagination, the country was a collection of dry bushes and desolate beaches, with all Australians trying their best to escape. For a history and culture lover Australia won’t be the first country to come to mind when planning for next vacation. For someone who does not know how to…

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Moscow

MOSCOW AND HOW IT SAVES ME


Moscow is like a candy box filled with dome shaped chocolates. It is sweet, tender, soft and incredibly childish. It melts on your tongue with a sticky mellow aftertaste and makes you laugh with sun filled eyes. It envelopes you into a thick cloud of happiness and tingles the skin with anticipation of a joyful romance. And since romance is…

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Kotor

KOTOR


Kotor is not an old town, it is an old ship moored to the rough terrain of the land and abandoned by its captain. And when you first step foot onto its deck you can clearly hear the roaring depths of water under your feet, see the wavering canvas of tormented sails, listen to the shrieking howl of wooden masts,…

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expat life, the usa, new york

EXPAT LIFE IN THE USA. FIVE THINGS I MISS ABOUT THE STATES


No country is perfect. Everyday I find this statement more true than ever. I miss some things about living the expat life in the USA, but I also appreciate cultural differences, so whenever I start fantasizing about how great New York was or find myself complaining about Russia, I try to step back and remind myself that there was a reason why…

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NEW YEARS RESOLUTIONS – HOW DID IT COME TO THIS?


It is New Years eve and there are hundreds of things running through my mind, one of them being my New Year Resolution list. I look up the goals I wrote last year – some of them are a done deal, some are there to stay forever and will probably never materialise. I don’t know whether I want to learn…

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london

LONDON. ANOTHER FAKE DREAM CITY?


London houses are built for people to sleep in, not to live in, London pavements are deprived of trees and its park lawns are painfully liveless. London air is a condensed tangle of destructive energy, blistering cold and intrinsically male. I arrive in the middle of a work day. The subway is cramped and there is little space for my…

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london

LONDON IS WHAT YOU MAKE OF IT


Some people put London high on their list of cities of historical and cultural significance, but to me this city is the only non British spot in the whole country. No doubt you will be able to find all the usual attributes of British lifestyle: Buckingham palace guards, the Royal family, afternoon tea, double decker buses, Notting Hills houses and…

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