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Xiamen: Gate of the Grand Mansion - Part 1

After a long weekend of teaching my wonderful students, I am back on my blog and ready to finish up my posts about our holidays!  Mondays and Tuesdays are my weekend here (I teach 24 of the 48 hours  that make up Saturdays and Sundays), so tonight, instead of our typical ‘end of day’ tea, we’ve switched to some Cuban rum!  1,654 more words


Of course, when travelling to a new country, culture shock is inevitable, especially when it’s worlds apart from your own in so many aspects. So, here I bring you 6 differences between Canada and Brazil that I personally experienced during my 7-week stay. 1,112 more words

Being the Minority [finally]

Beckie on living in a cultural and spiritual minority

Let me lead off with a little disclaimer.  No, I do not believe 4 months in India have taught me just what its like to be an ethnic, religious, lingual, gender, ability, or any other kind of minority in the United States.   1,726 more words


InterNations: An American Expat Answers Questions About Living in Germany

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Life as an American Expat in Germany, an Interview… 785 more words


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This blog was started in the excitement of experiencing another country for the first time and of exploring a new city. Because I had no permission to work here my life was being lived largely online, as I continued to collaborate with UK colleagues on a special issue of a journal, applied to and prepared for conferences back home, communicated with UK friends on Twitter and Facebook – and of course carried on this blog. 527 more words

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Eating with Liz...

3 points – Eating with Liz                3 points – First night in Japan

The winner is…….

For some reason in Japan everyone eats like starving champion speed eaters at a buffet, and  when they eat they take down MASSIVE amounts of food! 144 more words

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