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Goodbye Amsterdam, farewell Europe, it was nice knowing you.

There was a time when Amsterdam was the coolest, most progressive, most hip place in the world to me. I was so much younger back then and that tolerant mini city with it’s majestic canals and left wing ideals was all I ever wanted. 986 more words

Middle East

Making friends as an introverted immigrant

I think most of us rarely think about how friendships develop.

Personally I am lucky enough to have, what a lot of my friends would consider, a large social circle. 793 more words


Migration: A Mandate of Divine Communities

18th April 2019

With the historic shift to Islamabad of His Holiness, Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad (aba), Worldwide Head of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, Fifth Successor to the Promised Messiah (as), The Review of Religions is excited to bring to you, from the annuls of history, the legendary Migration that started it all – in the words of Hazrat Mirza Bashir-ud-Din Mahmood Ahmad (ra) the second successor of the Promised Messiah (as) himself. 2,299 more words


Dear Friends

It is over four months since I last wrote to you, and six weeks since I returned from my visit to family in Australia.

Such a rich, special time; experiencing the highs and lows of ordinary family life and often spending hours on end by myself as they went to work or studied. 408 more words


The Wild Atlantic Way - A Spring Walk in Mullaghduff

“Walking is a man’s best medicine.”


Watching the Daisies Virtual Walking Festival

I feel blessed to live in Donegal, an area of outstanding natural beauty on The Wild Atlantic Way. 377 more words


Hamburg, Germany: The Emigration Museum

I spent last week in Hamburg, a holiday I had booked at the start of March at a time when I was worried that we might be leaving the EU before the holiday took place, so I wanted to be sure that even if the shit hit the fan, I’d be somewhere organised enough that getting in and out of the country wouldn’t be too much trouble (having had a hellish experience using the non-EU passport queue in Rome some years ago, before I had British citizenship). 1,767 more words


Borderless Slovenia

Easter, the biggest Christian feast, by tradition brings families together. Long lost children return back home alone, or with their own families from capitals and foreign countries, to visit their parents along with other relatives, who never dared to leave the homeland. 502 more words