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Archives from the original EverTheNomad

The original EverTheNomad blog was born in 2008 and lived happily until early 2014. It had a rich and exciting life, which featured fun series like guest posts from expats writing about their adopted homes (from Santiago to Gabon), an interview series called Local Voices Croatia and Global Glimpses that showcased snapshots and mini-stories from my travels. It supported several Passports with Purpose fundraisers, brought me many friends I still keep in touch with and provided a platform for writing whatever and however I pleased. It lives on in these pages. Please poke around.

Posted by anja | 03 May 2010| Bolivia, Ex-blog, South America

As a travel writer, one of the questions I get asked all the time is: “What is your favorite country?” My typical answer is that I don’t really have favorites as such. And if I do, these change with my mood and the phase I’m going through in life. But, somehow, always, I end up...

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Posted by anja | 30 April 2010| Ex-blog, guest post, Seville, Spain

This week, Abigail King of Inside the Travel Lab takes us for a wander around her adopted home town of Seville in the south of Spain. Join Abigail as she crosses the Guadalquivir River to guide us around Seville’s “wild and wayward” barrio of Triana. A SAUNTER AROUND SEVILLE “Take a photo of him,” says...

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Today I miss Lisbon. Portugal’s capital popped up in conversation several times in the last few days. Earlier this afternoon, I was having lunch with two colleagues who have never been to Portugal. So I started explaining my love affair with Lisbon, describing it as my impossible love. It remains so, even though I haven’t...

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Posted by anja | 23 April 2010| Belgium, Brussels, Ex-blog, guest post

The guest post series remains Eurocentric this week, as we head to Belgium to follow Alison of CheeseWeb for a ramble around some lesser-known parts of her adopted home city, Brussels. OFF THE BEATEN BRUSSELS TRAIL The tourist track in Brussels is a well-worn path, from the Grand Place to Manneken Pis to the Atomium....

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Posted by anja | 20 April 2010| Burma, DRC, Ex-blog, Niger

My dear friend Christine has been working for Médecins Sans Frontières since 2006. I met Christine as an overworked but dedicated pediatric nurse in New York some seven years ago, who dreamed of working for MSF one day. She’s done several missions since, including work in Niger, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Myanmar...

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Posted by anja | 16 April 2010| Ex-blog, France, guest post, Paris

In this week’s guest post, we travel to Paris with resident Sion Dayson, the writer dreamer behind paris (im)perfect. Sion takes us for a wander around the (free!) highlights of her arrondissement, the oft-ignored nineteenth. FROLIC FOR FREE IN PARIS’ NINETEENTH It’s official: the Eiffel Tower is the most photographed landmark in the world. Paris...

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Posted by anja | 14 April 2010| Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Ex-blog, Thailand

I returned from Thailand yesterday afternoon, my trip cut short by the protests. As I sort through the many impressions, I thought I’d share some moving images instead of words. The first video below was shot on the khlongs (canals) of Thonburi, on my first evening in Bangkok when I took a longtail boat ride...

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Posted by anja | 09 April 2010| China, Ex-blog, guest post, Wenzhou

This week, the guest post series takes us to China, for a peak at the city of Wenzhou in the country’s southeastern Zhejiang province. Our guide on the journey is Doris Gallan, who has been traveling and living abroad non-stop since April 2006 and is currently writing a book to help others do the same....

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Posted by anja | 06 April 2010| Asia, Ex-blog, Thailand

A couple of days ago, in the town of Chiang Mai in northern Thailand, I went out one evening to visit a Buddhist wat for a chat with the monks and some guided meditation. I got out of my tuk tuk on a quiet street of what looked like a one-street village, with a temple...

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Posted by anja | 02 April 2010| Ex-blog, guest post, Switzerland, Zurich

In this week’s guest post, Denise of Travel with Den Den takes us for a walk around her adopted home city of Zurich to prove that this Swiss metropolis isn’t as dull as many claim. Enjoy the Zurich walkabout! EXPLORING ZURICH I can’t stand the way that guidebooks and travel websites describe Zurich. You cannot...

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