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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 August 2010 | Ex-blog
Guest post: Philadelphia

With this week’s guest post, we travel to the city of Philadelphia to view some of the historic landmarks that make the city famous. Our guide is Josh Brown, who has lived in the city for over 25 years. Josh shares a few reasons for visiting his hometown. PHILADELPHIA I have been traveling my entire...

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Posted by anja | 10 August 2010 | Ex-blog, travel musings
Trusting strangers

I just finished an unsettling and gripping little book, Ian McEwan's "The Comfort of Strangers”. It opened with the following quote by Italian poet and novelist Cesare Pavese: “Traveling is a brutality. It forces you to trust strangers and to lose sight of all that familiar comfort of home and friends. You are constantly off...

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Posted by anja | 06 August 2010 | Ex-blog, guest post, Turkey
Guest post: Istanbul

After a two-month hiatus due to my travels in Croatia, the guest post series is back! This week, we're off to Istanbul, a city I have yet to visit and want to do so even more now after reading the inspiring post by Jennifer of The Turkish Life. I bet you'll want to be beamed...

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Posted by anja | 03 August 2010 | Croatia, Europe, Ex-blog
Street Art Museum, Zagreb

Founded in spring 2010, Zagreb’s Street Art Museum doesn’t have a fixed physical home, opening hours, curators or pompous openings. This is how the museum’s director Ivana Vukšić describes the initiative, conceived as a series of projects. The first was successfully completed when over 80 artists were given 450 metres of the wall that lines...

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Posted by anja | 30 July 2010 | Croatia, Ex-blog, travel musings
Where is home?

I returned from Croatia two days ago, about to start a frantic writing marathon in order to meet a looming book deadline in early September. My return to New York got me thinking about home. Is it here, in my cozy Brooklyn apartment and these streets I've walked the last 11 years? Or maybe it's...

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Posted by anja | 01 July 2010 | Croatia, Europe, Ex-blog
Highlights of Dalmatia

Another week of fruitful research and intense travel went by. My head is bursting with impression and information but thought I'd share some of the highlights of my ten days in Dalmatia. I started on the faraway Vis island, which was occupied by the Yugoslav National Army for fifty years, off-limits to foreigners until 1989...

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Posted by anja | 22 June 2010 | Ex-blog
EverTheNomad on the move

I write this from Croatia's pinnacle of chic, the island of Hvar. During the course of my latest silence, I've spent one week in Croatia researching the next edition of the Lonely Planet guidebook. It included an incredible day on Vis (pictured), one of my favorite islands in the entire country and the world. It...

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Posted by anja | 18 June 2010 | England, Ex-blog, guest post, London
Guest post: London

With this week's guest post we travel to London but away from the oft-visited sights and attractions of Britain's capital and into a little-known neighborhood in its northern reaches. Julie of A Lady in London takes us around Hampstead, her adopted home that she describes as "a little English country village just on the edge...

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Posted by anja | 11 June 2010 | Ex-blog, Gabon, guest post
Guest post: Gabon

This week, we travel all the way to Gabon on the west coast of central Africa with Bret of I Moved to Africa. Having spent a year living in the capital city, Libreville, Bret now tells us more about Gabon, an overlooked destination for adventurous travelers. As he writes, "There aren’t many places on earth...

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Posted by anja | 08 June 2010 | Ex-blog, New York City, usa
Brooklyn my beloved cont.

I'm getting ready to leave my beloved Brooklyn this Sunday for a six-week research trip to Croatia, my native land. I can't think of a better way of saying a (temporary) goodbye than writing about the borough I've called my home for over a decade. Last week, in my ode to Brooklyn, I wrote about...

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