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Sea is for Cyprus

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Cyprus is capacious and let me tell you why.First let’s consider its landscape; from the ground to sky.
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Yogya and Muesli

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The city of Yogyakarta (colloquially Jogja) is the capital of province of Yogyakarta Special Region, Indonesia.

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Travel Perspective

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Shanghai also known as ‘The Pearl of the Orient’.  This small agricultural village became one of China’s major trading ports during the late Qing Dynasty.  Later the ‘Treaty of Nanjing’ was formed to end the first opium war, this allowed foreign business to move into Shanghai without being subject to Chinese laws, the British acquired concession in 1845, the Americans in 1848 and the French in 1849, the Japanese came later.  The British and Americans formed the ‘International settlement’ with the Bund waterfront (from Yang-ching-pang Creek to Suzhou Creek), the French remained west of Suzhou creek as they had other agendas for colonization and weren’t mainly focusing on capitalism, the Chinese retained control over the original walled city and the area surrounding the foreign enclaves.  Each of these countries brought their own unique style of architecture to Shanghai.

 

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HumptyDumptyinBerlin

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Berlin (need link), the permanently debited capital city of the worlds 4th largest economy is delightfully infested with conflict and identity crissi. Conflict and the search for identity are omnip...
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From Paris to Berlin and every Disco I don't get in ...

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What can be said for a city like Berlin? What helps it stand out from the rest? Berliners, like most others around the world look upon their native town with a certain degree of exceptionalism. But...
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Tejo & Beer Tejo is Colombia’s official national sport. It brings together an unusual mix of horseshoe-style tossing and a bit of gunpowder for dramatic effect in addition to drinking beer. It ...
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Mixed emotions.. Or not?

Bosnia and Herzegovina. A land full of rugged terrain, sweeping plains and high mountain tops. Some may say its war torn, where others see the beauty of what this land and its people bring. It is a...
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The study of Migrationology

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Scottish cuisine is subject to many stereotypes, particularly regarding its edibility. Such falsehoods  are prominent throughout the world and project an undesirable image upon a modern Scotland. One dish that is most commonly associated with this is Haggis. This meal is a savory pudding containing sheep’s heart, liver and lungs; representing a perfect example of the ill-informed perceptions of Scottish foods. To foreigners, whenever haggis is mentioned, it is by a kilt wearing Scotsman and met with ignorant disgust.

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Ukraine is one of Europe’s most visited countries, yet I had barely a clue what was in it. After researching I discovered that Ukraine is filled with some amazing landscapes and landmarks, a place ...
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Quebec Révélé

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Pourquoi la haine? (why the hate?) Quebec, Quebec, Quebec... When asking a fellow Canadian from a neighbouring province what do they think of Quebecois’, majority of the time the response can be qu...
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Sojourn Samoa

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Representations of Samoa in the media are striking because of their consistent emphasis of gender roles as a foundational element of Samoan society.
Men are consistently presented as strong...
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Cyprus: Jewel of the Mediterranean

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Cyprus is a beautiful island full of magic and mystery, so it’s only fitting that it has been iconized as the birthplace of Aphrodite, the ancient goddess of love and beauty.     Accordin...
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Shoutout to Shanghai

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Food or more like, fun fact for thought: In Chinese feng shui, water is believed to help the flow balance, harmony and prosperity into one's life.With this in mind, perhaps it explains why Shanghai...
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The Unlikely Destination

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The Dnieper river is not only one of the major rivers of Europe flowing an impressive 2,201km through Russia, Belarus and Ukraine, but also a Ukrainian symbol of Nationhood and commerce. As it carv...
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Dubai. Cultural and Transportation centre of the Middle East. Yes Dubai has giant shopping malls. Yes Dubai has the worlds tallest building or something. Yes Dubai is home of connecting flights. BU...
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Contested Destination

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When I first set out to write this blog, it was my intention to take the spotlight away from what we mostly here about gaza, and not necessarily concentrate on the Isreali-Palestinian conflict and ...
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Do Buy Dubai

I had much difficulty trying to find an iconic feature of Dubai without having to include its many unique ways of expressing its wealth, from outrageously opulent hotels to the local gold souks (market).  But I suppose my judgment of what constitutes ‘iconicy’ in Dubai was limited because as a Muslim I did not see certain aspects of this ‘Islamically’ influenced city as ‘iconic’. As I took a step back, I realized that the Dress Code observed in Dubai was most certainly something to take note of. This being, because Dubai is considered the gateway between the East and the West. Even during the holy month of Ramadan where during the day eating and drinking is prohibited in public, bars and clubs are opened as soon as the sun sets for the Non-Muslims. In retrospect, Dubai accommodates almost equally for the East and the West. How then, does Dubai ensure comfort in dressing for one without offending the other?

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What can we do? ... Go to Kathmandu

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"In the Sherpa community, we have the older, senior Sherpas who are like Superman and Spider-Man in our village"
- Norbu, a sherpa climbing guide
"We need time to regain our trust in Everest and the...
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THE BOSS-nia

The people of Bosnia and Herzegovina are more than just another country in recovery after a civil war. Something about all those mountains and trees must make a pretty cool people. The people of Bo...
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Death by Cassowary

The P Word applies to hundreds of countries around the world. Even in this day and age more than 80% of the worlds population lives on $10 a day. Papua New Guinea is just one of these countries. Fo...
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Looking out over the crystalline waters of the Caribbean sits Trinidad and Tobago. A small island nation who's identity is defined by the extreme diversity of it's people and their fondness for a g...
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Myanmar Self and I

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When I started thinking about Myanmar and It's Icons, Anthems and Defining Figures all that came to mind is Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi, and although she has had a massive impact on m...
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Quebecains

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Ah Quebec.. stubborn, little Quebec. In what would seem an increasingly monolingual, standardised and globalised word, Quebec is like a child refusing to let go of its play toy when it comes to the French language. Now there's pride in your heritage, and then there is plain defiance.

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Namaste, Nepal!

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Snowy white peaks against a backdrop of endless valleys – Nepal’s landscape is certainly one of its most prominent icons. The prospect of conquering Mount Everest lures hundreds of adventure-seekers annually, significantly impacting the environment and local life.

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