• Hosting – one of the fam or treated like a king?

    One of the first cultural differences I experienced overseas was the difference in how guests are treated and welcomed into someone's home. In Australia, if someone wants to make you feel really welcome, they say...
    Monday, July 3rd, 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
  • 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
  • A special reunion

    This week I though I'd share with you a very special reunion I've had recently. I grew up in a country town in Australia, which was not very multicultural. But our high school had a...
    Monday, June 9th, 2014