Greetings. They should be simple. And if you know what is socially expected in a culture, they are. But when you come from somewhere else, meeting people for the first time can become awkward and uncomfortable. … More Guide to greetings in Spain
Parties, presents, preparations, people… We all busy ourselves with so many activities at this time of year! Somehow December flies by and suddenly it’s almost Christmas. … More Opening the doors to Christmas
I stepped onboard with a sense of wonder. To think such a vessel could travel the world. I imagined the sails filled with the wind and the salty water crashing against the bow. I looked up, the ropes pointing to the clear, blue, infinite, sky. As far as the eye could see, blue was all … More In search of Adventure
Sometimes I have to pinch myself because this city is so magical that at times it can feel unreal. … More November in Seville
Last week someone at work suggested we “do something for Halloween”. … More How Halloween crept in to Spanish culture
I am aware that yesterday marked the first day of autumn. I am also aware that temperatures in Seville today are just about the same as they were during my visit to Eastbourne this summer. Sunny days, cooler nights, blue skies and inviting temperatures that make you want to spend your time outside. Perfect! … More Sussex summer, Seville autumn.
Hey there, welcome to Seville. I can see you’re new. I’m sure you can’t wait to take a look around. … More Welcome to Seville
Rural France is charming, there is no other way to describe it. … More St. Fraimbault: a flowery village in France
As I thought back to the energetic blackberry picking that had gone on earlier I wondered if it might be a fitting metaphor for this trip. … More Blackberry picking summer
At what point do you stop calling yourself TCK (Third Culture Kid) and start going by ATCK (Adult Third Culture Kid) instead? … More TCK or ATCK?