Same Same But Different

Customer service in Thailand works a bit differently, as our guest blogger Connie Mudore recently found out. However, such intercultural differences – though they do sometimes need getting used to – aren’t necessarily bad… “Come get money,” the female voice on the phone insisted. It’s not often that I get such messages. Usually, I’m being […]

The Joy of Trendy

Our latest guest blogger, Connie Mudore, tells us about a confusing “language lesson” that she received while settling in in her new hometown of Chiang Mai, Thailand. Living in Thailand is a daily non-stop language lesson. I keep discovering new meanings for English words I thought I knew and learning Thai words I have never […]

A TCK’s Journey at a Crossroads

This time, our blog doesn’t talk about exploring the world through running, but rather about metaphorical crossroads and personal journeys. Guest blogger Joyce describes growing up as a Third Culture Kid (TCK) and searching for her own identity. For all the TCKs that I have met and known out there, it is never a journey […]

In Search of Fingerprints in Jeddah

Our guestblogger Abu Muhammed from Saudi Arabia muses upon stress caused by ongoing culture shock and, paradoxically, by the slow pace of life in his new home. I heard an acquaintance of a friend of mine was told to leave the KSA because at the age of 33, he had developed a heart condition. He’d […]

Five Questions for Heiko Saeger from KOMUNIKI

In this brief interview, Heiko Saeger, former expat and CEO of the recently launched NPO KOMUNIKI, tells us more about his project, the importance of intercultural competence, and the (pro bono) e-training modules that his organization provides. 1) What is the KOMUNIKI Project all about? The KOMUNIKI PROJECT is an international team of experts who […]