My first day in Vienna

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When I got a scholarship the idea of going to Austria seemed to be lodged somewhere in the far distance and something I thought would never come true. I went to the airport… Continue reading

a night out

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A few weeks ago we decided to take out two students friends of ours, a male from Uganda and female from Zimbabwe to explore the night life of Vienna. They are in Vienna… Continue reading

Tenerife meets Bulgaria

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This summer I went on holiday to Tenerife with a few friends. I had done very little research, finding the Canary Islands with some help from Googlemaps. We decided to go for a… Continue reading

“Does skin colour count?”

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The situation I want to describe happened during our stay in Eritrea. We lived there as a family from 2001 to 2005. Our eldest daughter was four when we moved there and during… Continue reading

How much do you share?

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In 2007 I was working in Louisville, Kentucky. My HR client invited me to dinner on the first night and as the conversation progressed she shared a lot of information about her divorce,… Continue reading

Becoming Cambodian

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In 2009 I had already lived in Cambodia for a couple of months and enjoyed the Cambodian lifestyle in general. One evening, as usual, I went back home with my girlfriend as pillion… Continue reading

Helsinki (through socialist eyes)

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In 1990, we had just moved to Helsinki from Bulgaria for my husband’s diplomatic posting. My daughter had just turned two, so every day I would take her to the local playground so… Continue reading