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 | 19 March 2008 | Ex-blog, travel musings
Musing on friendship

A wave of coincidences swept over me today. What started it all was an email exchange with fellow blogger Heather in Bristol and a beautiful poem she posted on Heather on her Travels. The poem got me thinking about the relationship we have to people and places around the world, how the www estranges and...

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Posted by anja | 17 March 2008 | Ex-blog, Portugal
Douro River Valley, Portugal

I just returned from a weekend in northeastern Portugal, the stunningly beautiful area of the Douro River Valley. One of the world’s oldest demarcated wine regions (since 1756), with snaking roads, steep hills, sloping vineyards and traditional quintas (wine estates), this bucolic area is protected by UNESCO as a World Heritage Sight. The highlight of...

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Posted by anja | 13 March 2008 | Ex-blog, travel musings
Interview with a travel writer

Fellow blogger Liz at Write to Travel, a great source of information and inspiration, has a fun weekly series called Interview with a Travel Writer. Her past guests have included accomplished writers such as Wendy Perrin and Tim Leffel so I was honored to be interviewed for this week's column. Answering Liz's questions was lots...

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Posted by anja | 12 March 2008 | Ex-blog, Lisbon
New art space in Lisbon

An avid fan of urban renewal, I'm always on the lookout for industrial spaces being refurbished for a creative purpose. Just such a space is currently underway in Lisbon: LX Factory. This former fabrics factory on the Tagus River in Alcântara is being converted into a multipurpose space that will host various creative activities and...

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Posted by anja | 10 March 2008 | Ex-blog, Lisbon
Moda Lisboa

This is a shout-out to my dear friend, next-door neighbor and an amazingly talented designer, Aleksandar Protich. This past Saturday, the models at Casino Estoril - the site of this season's Moda Lisboa (Lisbon Fashion Week) - had the honor of wearing the most beautiful, inventive and daring creations by Serbian-born Lisbon-based Aleksandar. Down the...

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Posted by anja | 07 March 2008 | Ex-blog, travel musings
Slowing down in Lisbon

These days, I take small steps. After my fall down the stairs and the breaking of a bone in my spine, I've only ventured out of the apartment on a few occasions - theater, a dinner and drinks, and a Saturday afternoon walk to the farmers market on Principe Real square. On that spring-like day,...

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Posted by anja | 04 March 2008 | Ex-blog, Portugal
Drinking coffee in Portugal

I am endlessly fascinated with different ways to drink coffee around the world. Among my favorite travel experiences is getting to know coffee variations in my host country. In Portugal, ordering your coffee just right is a form of art. Just look at the (incomplete) list below and you'll know what I mean: bica =...

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Posted by anja | 02 March 2008 | Ex-blog, Portugal
Vinho verde of Portugal

I've had the quintessential Portuguese vinho verde (green wine) almost every day since I arrived to Lisbon, in some shape or form. Either it's a glass slowly savored with dinner or it's used for cooking various stews my man has been whipping up. It's my little obsessão do dia so I decided to investigate this...

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Posted by anja | 29 February 2008 | Ex-blog, Lisbon
Top 10 Lisbon experiences

Now that I've been here for almost a month, I thought I'd share my top 10 Lisbon experiences, a mix of tourist favorites that I consider worth the hullabaloo and some more offbeat spots. Please share your Lisbon favorites! 1. Hop on the rattling tram 28 in Baixa and stay on as it rides up...

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Posted by anja | 28 February 2008 | D.C., Ex-blog
Split This Rock Poetry Festival

I just got this mailing from a dear poet-activist friend back in New York who is one of the organizers. So I thought I'd spread the word, for all those among you who aren't afraid of poetry and of making themselves heard. Split This Rock Poetry Festival: Poems of Provocation & Witness Washington, DC March...

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