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 September 2012 | Ex-blog
The price of freedom

Up until July, I had a monthly travel column in Forum, an amazing weekly in Croatia. In only one year of existence, this edgy newspaper got a loyal readership of all the cool Croatians. Sadly, it's now been over a month since it folded. I miss writing those articles for Forum. They were such a...

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Posted by anja | 23 August 2012 | Ex-blog
Scattered vs settled life

Last Monday evening, I returned to New York after nearly eight months of travel. I don't count the three-week interlude back in March, between my extended stays in Chile (2.5 months) and Croatia (4.5 months). And that’s because I hotel-hopped for an assignment, instead of living in my Brooklyn apartment. So now I’m officially back....

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Posted by anja | 29 June 2012 | Croatia, Ex-blog
Local Voices Croatia: Kat Bowman, Le Zbor

I heard of Le Zbor, Croatia's mixed lesbian and feminist female choir, the first such choir in southeastern Europe, just a few weeks ago. Soon after, I went to the release party for their first album at Tvornica in Zagreb - and loved these ladies. Not only are they great on stage - such energy!...

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Posted by anja | 22 June 2012 | Croatia, Ex-blog
Local Voices Croatia: Darko Dominik, Prostor

People often ask me what to do and see in Zagreb. I typically urge everyone who comes to visit to pop into Prostor, one of the coolest stores in Croatia's capital, for a look around. Find out why as I chat with Darko Dominik, the owner and founder of Prostor. Tell us a little about...

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Posted by anja | 15 June 2012 | Croatia, Ex-blog
Local Voices Croatia: David Lušičić, Galerija Greta

A couple of months ago I was picking a friend's well-informed brain about the latest and hottest in Croatia. That's when she told me about Greta, a small gallery that opened in the fall of 2011. When I visited in person on a recent Monday night, Greta was a great surprise. An otherwise nondescript storefront...

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Posted by anja | 08 June 2012 | Croatia, Ex-blog
Local Voices Croatia: Nataša & Martina, I-GLE

Croatia's fashion scene is on a steadfast climb, with local designers slowly getting their moment of spotlight on the global scene. Zagreb is a great spot to check it out and, while you're at it, nab some cool "homegrown" couture. So this week, I caught up with Martina Vrdoljak Ranilović and Nataša Mihaljčišin, the design...

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Posted by anja | 01 June 2012 | Croatia, Ex-blog
Local Voices Croatia: Lada Radin, Taste of Croatia

Gotta thank Twitter for introducing me to Taste of Croatia! We were following each other for some time and then at the recent Zagreb Wine Gourmet Weekend, I met Lada Radin (one of four people in the collective) in person and immediately thought she'd be a great fit for my Local Voices Croatia series. Hence...

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Posted by anja | 25 May 2012 | Croatia, Ex-blog
Local Voices Croatia: Vanja Žanko, Lauba

I met curator Vanja Žanko when I toured Lauba, one of Zagreb's newest and coolest art spaces, for an article I was writing about Zagreb's booming art scene. As she was showing me around the former warehouse, she did it with so much passion and insight that I immediately realized: she's a perfect "local voice"....

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Posted by anja | 18 May 2012 | Croatia, Ex-blog
Local Voices Croatia: Tomislav Pavleka, Kamene Priče

All roads in Istria lead to Bale. At least all "my roads". Yet many people in Croatia have never heard of this small town. Since the first moment I visited on a research trip in 2008, I've been hooked. I owe it mostly to Tomo and his Kamene Priče, a bar-restaurant-performance space where conversations and...

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Posted by anja | 11 May 2012 | Croatia, Ex-blog
Local Voices Croatia: Ivana Vukšić, Street Art Museum

A couple of years ago, I interviewed Ivana for the last edition of Lonely Planet Croatia, about the Street Art Museum - her "baby" - which at the time was Zagreb's latest opening. As a fan of street art, I have since been following the Museum's trajectory and love where it's going. It has definitely...

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