Tag: thoughts

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Thoughts on strangers

So many strangers. Aren´t we all strangers in this world? Who do we know when we first set foot onto mother earth? Nobody. Protected and shielded in our mother’s womb. All protected. All alone. But– are we really all alone? No. Strangers, sitting in front of each other at a table. The café is packed, no other space to sit. So, they had to … Read More Thoughts on strangers

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Why reading is so important

When I was little, I loved to read. 3-year-old me would even sit in our living room with a book in her hands “reading” out loud while turning the pages. Well, I couldn´t read yet, but I already pretended to do so as I knew all my favorite stories by heart and knew exactly where I had to turn a page. In fact, I … Read More Why reading is so important

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“Colombia – more than drugs & cocaine!”

Interview with Eric from Colombia   Which country do you consider to be your country? That´s a difficult question, if you are asking for a specific country. Because I think the experiences I have in living abroad in another country are also part of my life. So for me it´s difficult to say I am from a specific country. I would say there is … Read More “Colombia – more than drugs & cocaine!”

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“All Turkish ride Camels?”

Interview with Sue from Istanbul, Turkey Which country do you consider to be your country? Can I choose countries all over the world? Sure! I don´t know – the world is so big. I have too many countries that I have never visited before. But from the one I have I would choose Costa Rica. Costa Rica is me. So what did you especially … Read More “All Turkish ride Camels?”

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“Poland is not Russia!”

Interview with Anita from Poland   Which country would you consider to be your country? I think that Spain is my country. I feel better in Spain than in Poland. Because of the people, because of the weather and the sun. I really love it. When I walk I love the smell of coffee in the streets. People smile and are just more cheerful … Read More “Poland is not Russia!”

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“What? You have a computer?”

Interview with a girl from Tunisia Which country do you consider to be your country? Actually, I can´t respond to that directly because I consider both, Tunisia and Turkey, to be my countries. I was born in Tunisia, but I lived in Turkey for two years and I know their culture very well. People would even consider me Turkish. I know all their jokes, … Read More “What? You have a computer?”

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“The Catalan Society is broken today”

Interview with a Spaniard Which country do you consider to be your country? Well, I was born in Spain, but I don´t like to say I´m from here and only from here. I think we are all part of the world. Our DNI is all the same. Of course, on our passports, there is a name of a country. But I’m not married to … Read More “The Catalan Society is broken today”

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Too little diversity in our education system

If only schools could teach us what other cultures can. We would probably live in a much more peaceful world. If schools would teach us the respect you gain once you become friends with people from all over the world, we would live in such a nice community. Where everyone has a different background, where everyone lives together and learns from his/her neighbors. Sounds … Read More Too little diversity in our education system

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Being your true self

Do you find it hard to be yourself sometimes? I certainly did in the past. I guess we all know situations where we had to put up a mask in order to fit in. Where we had to hide behind a made-up image and weren’t able to express ourselves. Too big was the risk of not being accepted, of not fitting into society. It … Read More Being your true self