Book Review: Secret Copenhagen

Are you a curious traveler? If you like straying off the beaten track and exploring the little-known corners of a city, we may have just the right travel guides for you. Tucked away in the nooks and crannies of Copenhagen, there are many curious traces of the past. Few of them receive as much attention […]

Book Review: Times New Romanian by Nigel Shakespear

Times New Romanian – no, you read this right. This is not a typo, and this post doesn’t actually describe popular fonts and typefaces. Times New Romanian: Voices and Narrative from Romania is the title of a recent book edited and published by Nigel Shakespear, himself a British expat in Eastern Europe. He has lived […]

Book Review: Quiet New York

“Let silence take you to the core of life.” This quote by the 13th-century Persian mystic Rumi could serve as the unofficial motto for author Siobhan Wall and her series of unusual travel guides. She is an artist, photographer, writer, and curator in search of tranquility, even in the very midst of urban life. Motivated […]

The End of Belonging: A Study of “Existential Migration”

This week, I’m going to talk about a rather „fancy-sounding“ topic – that is, „existential migration“. “What’s that?” you may ask. Actually, I hadn’t heard about this novel concept, either, until author Greg Madison kindly provided me with a review copy of his book, The End of Belonging: Untold Stories of Leaving Home and the […]

New Flower Ethopia: An Interview with Blogger Cynthia in Addis Ababa

In this interview series we let our members take the spotlight! Today, we are introducing Cynthia, an Australian expatriate who moved to Addis Ababa earlier this year. She blogs about her African adventure on New Flower Ethopia. Please tell us a little bit about yourself. Who you are, where you come from, when you moved […]