Links of interest: awkward traveling, poised interculturalists, native people, and hopping places

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The Awkward Traveler, Istanbul’s hoppingest back alley, uncomfortable truths about your native people/politics, growing up with Native American history.

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Nostalgic baggage: taking love with you

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If each tiny, agile step forward is a step away from something else — guaranteed not to be there forever, trustily waiting for our return– we need to consider with extra care where we’re headed and when we choose to go.

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About this site: making the psychic limbo of global citizens a productive state

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Why do you need our help? Because liminal life is a bittersweet limbo — coming, going, never quite arriving. expat+HAREM embraces the unmoored and central reality of our globetrotting, multicultural, hybrid times.

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Creative self-enterprise: life is a work in progress

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The quest to achieve our best situation (both micro and macro, that’s our global niche!) — as the creative entrepreneurship of self. Suggestions from career renegades, zen habitues, and life hackers.

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Expat vs. exile: why do we wander?

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The editor of Matador Life contrasts the urge to keep moving with the condition of exile.

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Links of interest: networked reality, the global zeitgeist, and a gathering of cultural chameleons

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Families in global transition get together. Now that our digital and physical worlds have meshed, how do we evolve? The problem of nailing universality when you’re too damn exotic.

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Awkward greetings: the intercultural social dance

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Trying to assimilate to the greeting norms of another culture leaves us bumping heads and stepping on toes.

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Unlikely associations: is it a sell-out to socialize with insiders?

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Sometimes this expat has felt like a duplicitous sell-out for socializing with people she normally would not.

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Most affecting: 1 year later

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We’re celebrating a full year of camaraderie among cultural creatives, globally mobile progressives, and explorers of identity.

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