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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 | 10 July 2009 | Bristol, England, Ex-blog
Guest post: Bristol

In this week's guest post, we travel to England for a walk around the harbourside area of Bristol with Heather Cowper who lives in Bristol and writes about the interesting things she finds there, as well as her travels around the world on her travel blog at www.heatheronhertravels.com. So let's stroll Bristol with Heather! A...

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Posted by anja | 07 July 2009 | Cuba, Ex-blog, Havana
Marching in Havana

In winter 2006, I fulfilled a long-awaited dream – I traveled to Cuba. The trip swept me off my feet in more ways than one but a definite highlight was the afternoon I spent marching with the Cuban people through the streets of Havana. The cause of the protests was the U.S. tolerance of anti-Cuban...

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Posted by anja | 03 July 2009 | Ex-blog, guest post, Nigeria
Guest post: Nigeria

I've been a big fan of Lola Akinmade's blog, Geotraveler's Niche – her photographs never cease to floor me. So I am very happy to feature Lola's story about shopping for ankara fabric in her home country of Nigeria. Enjoy! SHOPPING FOR ANKARA Not the gorgeous city in the Mediterranean country of Turkey, but rather,...

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Posted by anja | 29 June 2009 | Ex-blog, travel musings
The surprise of 5Rhythms

A few weeks ago, I wrote a story for the travel writing competition by Bradt/Independent on Sunday. I had recently discovered 5Rhythms and inspired by the experience, I scribbled this in thirty minutes after returning from class one evening. The theme of the competition was 'Destination Unknown'. To my pleasant surprise, my story was shortlisted...

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Posted by anja | 26 June 2009 | Ex-blog, guest post, New York City
Guest post: New York City

As part of my ongoing guest post series, I've invited the talented Wendy of Escape from New York, a fabulous travel photo blog, to share some tips and photos of her home city (which happens to be mine too!). After reading her post, I'm now seriously craving some Korean food. Read on and enjoy. MANHATTAN'S...

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Posted by anja | 22 June 2009 | Canada, Ex-blog
In the wilds of British Columbia

The supposed job of a travel writer is to tell stories of travel, to bring faraway journeys close to home, to capture experiences in a vivid way. I've been doing that professionally for almost ten years yet here I am, just back from one of the most unique and exhilarating trips of my life and...

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Posted by anja | 19 June 2009 | Chicago, Ex-blog, guest post, usa
Guest post: Art in Chicago

In this week's guest post, Rosalind of Farsighted Fly Girl takes us to an off-the-beaten-trail art tour of Chicago's Bronzeville neighborhood. Enjoy the great read! ART TOUR OF BRONZEVILLE, CHICAGO Chicago supplies the stuff of dreams for visual art fans. From the Art Institute of Chicago, the Museum of Contemporary Art to famed public art...

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Posted by anja | 14 June 2009 | Canada, Ex-blog, Vancouver
One day in Vancouver

How does one sum up one lone day in a city you never visited before? A tough task. I touched down in Vancouver at 10.30am on Monday morning. It is my first visit to the west coast of Canada and to this city that's gearing up for the 2010 Winter Olympics. Driving into downtown from...

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Posted by anja | 11 June 2009 | Canada, Ex-blog, guest post
Guest post: Discover Toronto

I've been a fan of Folie à Deux blog for a while now, always looking forward to Jen's new travel musings and amazing photographs. So it's with great pleasure that I introduce Jen's guest post on her home city, Toronto. Enjoy the read! Last year, an estimated 25.9 million people visited Toronto. Of that number,...

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Posted by anja | 08 June 2009 | Europe, Ex-blog
Memories of Sarajevo

I first visited Sarajevo with my parents in 1984 during the Sarajevo Winter Olympics. I recall walking through the cobblestone streets of Baščaršija quarter, as if I've walked into a fairytale. I remember savoring the sweetest baklava ever at a cake shop. I recollect staying in a high-rise with friends of my parents, in a...

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