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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 June 2010 | Ex-blog, guest post, India
Guest post: India

This week, we travel to the village of Mawlynnong in the northeast of India, where eco-tourism is taken to a serious level. Taking us there is Ritika of Travelogger's Photo Tales, who visited Mawlynnong on a two-day stay and felt seriously drawn to staying forever. GOING ECO IN INDIA I was reading through the “Discover...

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Posted by anja | 01 June 2010 | Ex-blog, New York City, usa
Brooklyn, my beloved

With all my frequent travels, I don't get to spend enough time at home in Brooklyn these days. Yet when I do, I'm always reminded of how much I love my borough. So I've decided to devote the next few posts to Brooklyn, my beloved. I've lived here since 1999 and have witnessed it changing...

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Posted by anja | 28 May 2010 | Colorado, Ex-blog, guest post
Guest post: Colorado

In this week's segment of the guest post series, Suzy of Suzy Guese returns to her native Colorado for a hike to the top of no less than: Devil's Head, in Colorado's Pike National Forest. She reminisces her childhood and why she'll never be "that Colorado skier" but concludes that she "can always hike to...

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Posted by anja | 25 May 2010 | Ex-blog, travel musings
Travel’s little joys

Today finds me nostalgic for the type of travel I used to do and haven't now in a while. True, I've been lucky to have taken some incredible trips in the last few years, all around the globe. Yet I realize I've been missing something: the leisurely time to get into the groove of a...

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Posted by anja | 21 May 2010 | England, Ex-blog, guest post, Kent
Guest post: Kent, England

This week, the guest post series takes us to the garden of England, its pretty county of Kent. While large chunks of Kent are tourist hotspots (Canterbury Cathedral, anyone?), resident Natalia of Let's Do Something Different takes us to a more quiet corner of the county. An easy day trip from London, the region of...

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Posted by anja | 19 May 2010 | Ex-blog, Mexico, Mexico City
Mexico City’s peso-for-dance halls

How does one sum up three intense days in a city of twenty million people? I could weave a dozen stories out of my quickie stay in Mexico City last week. Instead I thought I'd zero in on one. On Friday night, I took a taxi from the posh neighborhood of Polanco, my home during...

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Posted by anja | 14 May 2010 | Bangkok, Ex-blog, guest post, Thailand
Guest post: Bangkok

This week's guest post takes us for a wander around Bangkok with resident blogger Simone of Garlands and Geishas. In the foodie tour around Simone's neighborhood of Thonglor, we sample everything from top-grade mangos, ramen and dim sum to gluay ping and yam som-0. I got hungry just reading the post, and I'm sure you...

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Street art: free expression or vandalism?

Inspired by Banksy's brilliant film Exit Through the Gift Shop that I saw last week, I am devoting this post to political acts of art around the world. While some people see street art as vandalism, others see it as a form of free creative expression. The controversy makes it all the more interesting. Since...

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Posted by anja | 09 May 2010 | Ex-blog
World travel with seasoned bloggers

There are so many ways to travel the world these days. World travel has become easier than ever yet this easy access can also be overwhelming. There are too many places to go, too many spots to discover, too many people to meet, too many parks to hike, too many restaurants to eat at, too...

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Posted by anja | 07 May 2010 | Ex-blog, guest post, Kazakhstan
Guest post: Kazakhstan

This week, we travel to Kazakhstan in central Asia with the author of KZBlog, an American expat living and working in Astana. The country is already off the beaten trail but with our expert guide, we head to places that even the Kazakh people rarely visit. OFFBEAT KAZAKHSTAN Kazakhstan is the ninth largest country in...

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