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  • What makes a good conversation? Wait versus Interrupting Cultures

    The rules of conversation in any culture are not explicit: they are assumed knowledge and no one thinks of questioning them...unless, you're new to a culture and can't work out why everyone is being so...
    Monday, February 6th, 2017
  • Communicating without words

    Last week I read this article on Fluent in 3 Months about how the author communicated on a train in India when he didn't speak the language at all. It really reminded me of the...
    Monday, January 30th, 2017
  • 100 Cross-Cultural Posts!

    WOW! Time to celebrate! 🎉 This post is my 100th post on Collaborative Bridges! Image Source: Luca Upper (Unsplash) That's 100 cross-cultural tips, thoughts, musings, articles and more. THANK YOU to everyone who reads my posts...
    Monday, January 23rd, 2017
  • Lamb, Australia Day and Hot Potatoes

    Image Source: Damien Kuhn (Unsplash) Australia Day (26 January) always causes a bit of controversy. We love our country, but we've also got some dark, awful moments in our history - and even in the...
    Monday, January 16th, 2017
  • Chai Walli & the Bamboo Ceiling

    Today I want to share with you an inspirational article. Click here to read about the Indian-Australian Business Woman of the Year (2016) Also in this article, I came across a term I hadn't heard...
    Tuesday, January 10th, 2017
  • Happy New Year!

    Follow my blog with Bloglovin Welcome to 2017! Happy New Year! Image Source: kauzend (Unsplash) As you enjoy the holiday period, I hope you're getting a change to relax! My suggestion - switch off everything...
    Monday, January 2nd, 2017
  • Cool Non-English Words #4 Hygge

    When you start learning a new language, you very quickly discover there are words in other languages that have no exact translation in English (or your own mother-tongue). This series explores those linguistic novelties.... #4...
    Monday, December 26th, 2016
  • Why not hire a babysitter?

    I recently had my work Christmas/End of Year party - great times! But I was chatting to some colleagues who weren't able to attend. Their reason was they needed to be at home with the...
    Monday, December 19th, 2016