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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 | 13 April 2009 | Ex-blog, New York City, usa
The dark side of New York

Today, shaken out of sweet morning sleep by the sound of heavy construction in the apartment upstairs, I started pondering New York, this city of constant change, a place of overwhelming noise, an urban giant ever in flux. And what better portrays it than the sight of industrial wasteland that surrounds us everywhere we go...

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Posted by anja | 06 April 2009 | Bolivia, Ex-blog
Art oasis in Oruro, Bolivia

On a mid-February afternoon, as I was finalizing guidebook research in the unassuming Altiplano town of Oruro in Bolivia, I made my way to the last stop on the itinerary – Casa Arte Taller Cardozo Velasquez (Junín 738; catcarve.blogspot.com). I had read about this private museum/studio of a local artist family and it peaked my...

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Posted by anja | 30 March 2009 | Croatia, Ex-blog, travel musings
When roots start to call

Exactly two weeks ago in Zagreb, my father passed away. It was an end of a journey, and the reason for my silence. All of a sudden, I find myself seriously drawn by my roots. I returned to New York a couple of days ago but I keep on seeing visions of our family house...

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Posted by anja | 06 March 2009 | Ex-blog, travel musings
A different kind of journey

On February 5, as I was taking care of last-minute preparations for my six-week trip to Bolivia, I got a call from my mother in Croatia with disturbing news – my father has cancer. My first instinct was to drop the project in Bolivia and hop on a plane to Zagreb to be with him....

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Posted by anja | 21 February 2009 | Bolivia, Ex-blog
Tupiza: Bolivia’s Wild West

Yesterday morning, I left a small town called Tupiza, perched at 2950 metres. One of Bolivia's most overlooked destinations, it is a lovely little spot surrounded by dazzling countryside of towering red rocks, hidden canyons, and fertile green valleys. Mostly known as the stomping ground of the infamous train robbers, Sundance Kid and Butch Cassidy,...

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Posted by anja | 17 February 2009 | Bolivia, Ex-blog
Back from Bolivia’s wilderness

The silence since my last post has been due to a very intense and busy period of guidebook research and, more importantly, being far away from civilization for a few days. I saw otherworldly landscapes of strange rock formations, brilliant salt flats, pre-Incan cave cemetaries, one-street dusty villages, quinoa fields, huge volcanoes, and multicolored lagoons....

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Posted by anja | 07 February 2009 | Bolivia, Ex-blog
Landed to La Paz, Bolivia

At 6.30 this morning, I landed to La Paz, Bolivia. The moment I stepped outside, I could feel the altitude high. At 3660 metres, La Paz can be quite a challenge. I started drinking coca tea from early morning on, as it really helps when dealing with the thin air. Still, walking around the steep...

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Posted by anja | 03 February 2009 | Burma, Ex-blog, guest post
Letter from Burma

One of my closest and dearest friends is currently in Burma working for an NGO in the south of the country. After weeks of silence, a letter from her just arrived by email. Her descriptions have touched me so that I've decided, with her permission, to share her experiences here. I hope you enjoy them...

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Posted by anja | 30 January 2009 | Ex-blog, New York City, usa
African restaurants in NYC

I love to eat at African restaurants so I thought I'd tell you about a couple of my New York favorites. Madiba (195 Dekalb Ave; 718.855.9190) in Fort Greene is a longstanding favorite, a convivial South African spot with wooden benches, colorful paintings and quirky folk art. I've been going there since it first opened...

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Posted by anja | 24 January 2009 | Ex-blog
My video travelogue

Thought I'd share my latest project with the blogging community: a quickie video trip from New York via Portugal to Croatia, made with a little help from my great friends – thanks Renata, Kyle, Tin & Zeb! To watch, just click below.

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