• My first ramen experience…

    Today's a short but tasty post. Last week I got the opportunity to have ramen for the first time in Sydney (I know...I must have been living under a rock to not have tried it...
    Monday, May 8th, 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
  • Hindi learning update – 500 words!

    According to my Memrise app, I've hit 500 Hindi words! My journey with learning Hindi has definitely been an off-and-on process. I found a "Teach Yourself Hindi" book in India for $5 in 2009 -...
    Monday, September 19th, 2016
  • Voluntourism Part 6: And now for some positives

    In this series I want to explore both the positive and the negative sides of voluntourism. Today is a focus on the positive - how voluntourism works to build bridges between cultures. Source: http://www.discprofiles4u.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/DiSC-Assessment-Test.jpg For...
    Sunday, May 3rd, 2015
  • See the world anew…

    The other night I was reminded at how interesting it is to see something for the first time, then to try and understand it, then to come to the realisation at how good that new...
    Friday, October 24th, 2014
  • Alpenliebe

    Note: not very profound post ;-)I love it when I come across random cross-cultural moments in my daily life.Case in point: Alpenliebe lollies. I was introduced to them in India, but they have a German name...
    Sunday, July 6th, 2014