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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 | 04 January 2010| Europe, Ex-blog, France, Paris

Back in November, I spent three days on a whirlwind trip to Paris. I was covering the inaugural Air France A380 flight from JFK to Paris and, when not airborne, had just a little time to savor the City of Lights. The ground itinerary was pretty packed but I did manage to squeeze in one...

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Posted by anja | 01 January 2010| Ex-blog, Goa, guest post, India

On this first day of 2010, we travel all the way to India, with Leela Cyd. Currently on a nine-month journey through India, Vietnam and Turkey with her husband David, Leela has spent the last four months based in the city of Panjim in Goa. Enchanted by its Portuguese influences and the food, she takes...

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Posted by anja | 31 December 2009| Ex-blog
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Today is a clear sunny day in New York but, as we say in Croatian, the sun has teeth. Translated, this means: it is freezing cold! I sit ensconced in my apartment and dream of being heated by sunshine rather than the piping hot radiators that I can’t control. So I thought I’d devote this...

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Posted by anja | 24 December 2009| Ex-blog, Ghana, guest post

In this week’s guest post, on Christmas Day, we travel to Ghana with Gayle Pascud of G-lish for an intimate look at how Christmas is celebrated in this West African country. Gayle lives and works in Bolgatanga, the Upper East Region of Ghana. She loves telling her Ghanaian stories to the world and blogs about...

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Posted by anja | 22 December 2009| Cartagena, Colombia, Ex-blog, South America

I arrived to Cartagena de Indias on my birthday. It was Sunday morning, exactly 17 days ago. At 8am, I checked into Casa Boutique Veranera, an adorable five-room hotel built around a leafy inner patio in the San Diego quarter of the old town. The day started with a delicious Cartagenero breakfast: fried arepas with...

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Posted by anja | 18 December 2009| Ex-blog

I’m writing this from my dear old apartment in Brooklyn, where I’ve been enjoying the stillness for the last ten days. Surprise surprise, I have no trips scheduled until mid-January! And I find that incredibly exciting. So I’m taking time to enjoy my home, a luxury that I get to experience rarely these days. In...

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Posted by anja | 15 December 2009| Arizona, Ex-blog, usa

On a recent trip to Arizona, hosted by the Greater Phoenix CVB, I had my first encounter with the Grand Canyon. I had been preparing myself for the rendezvous with the great chasm carved out of the rocks of the Colorado Plateau. Surely though it can’t be such a surprise after all the pictures I’d...

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Posted by anja | 11 December 2009| Abu Dhabi, Ex-blog, guest post, UAE

In this week’s guest post, we travel to Abu Dhabi with Ann Marie McQueen of A Canadian in Abu Dhabi, an expat who has been living it up and blogging about her experiences in the capital city of the United Arab Emirates since 2008. THE WORLD IN ABU DHABI Whenever I get exasperated at life...

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Posted by anja | 07 December 2009| Colombia, Ex-blog, Medellin, South America

It’s been an intense week in Colombia. I am writing this from Cartagena, a magical town on the country’s Caribbean coast. On my Sunday afternoon stroll here, I felt like I’ve stumbled into a Gabriel García Márquez novel. I arrived yesterday morning for a whirlwind two-day stay. After the mad dash around Medellín, I’ve decided...

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