Self-image by COsborne

Being a foreigner in Mexico and Turkey I had a heightened sense that was a participant in my own life. That didn’t change when I returned to the US.

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Russian cold by JEremeeva

You can get a first-rate boob job in Moscow, but I’m still unclear where they sell vitamins.

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Post image for Links of interest: wanderlistas and meanderthals in nomadtopia

Looking at the latest labels for who we are, what we do and how we live.

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Marmalade Moon by Kate England

Surrender to new serendipity with changes at the expat+HAREM site. A “Displaced Nation” for inveterate culture crossers. How citizen journalism brings us all closer.

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Post image for Hybrid Ambassadors: talking about polarization, stereotype, and whitewash

Nine cultural innovators taking on the issue of readership and race, xenoconfusion, “the whitewashing of our differences”, and the risks of committing strong opinion to a digital footprint.

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16th century Ottoman map

Moving abroad and having to live in a world she only imagined, a mapmaker’s art changes.

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Green squiggly snake by Ailin

An American in China discovers her new expat persona — lyrical, and feisty — offers the freedom to redefine who she is and what she wants to be.

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Tradesmans Entrance by HSaffari

Speaking of class: having cleared other hurdles in your new society, are you still defined by the way you speak?

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personal compass by A.Ashman

By putting some distance between me and my center of gravity, I have room to be in a wider orbit around the inner me.

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