Eating Your Way Around Venice: Cicchetti & Wine To Experience Venezia To The Fullest

If you’re so lucky to be travelling to my (and the world’s) beloved Venice, you may be wondering how to live this experience to the fullest, savouring every single moment of your stay while learning about local culture. Since you’re travelling to Italy, I can imagine you’re craving our delicious food, not only for its …

6 Alternative Bars You Need To Visit in Amsterdam

#1 Cafe Alto https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uhW1ATwlClE The perfect compromise: located in dead-center but definitely not touristy, Cafè Alto will win your soul with its intimate, dark and charming atmosphere. Host to many of the big names in jazz over the years, with its vintage vibe and its live jazz this place welcomes people from all over the world …

Beyond Amsterdam: the Zuid-Kennermerland National Park

Personally, I feel so privileged to live in a city like Amsterdam: cycling its busy streets, sipping coffee in a cafè overlooking a canal, strolling with awkward curiosity in the Red Light District or even finding its underground life at Vondelbunker are all experiences hard to forget. There's always something happening, people everywhere, things to …

Teaching Abroad: Lessons on Privilege, Neocolonialism, and Unintended Harm by Lena Papadopoulos

How Not To Travel Like A Basic Bitch

The first time I traveled on my own to a non-western country was in 2009 when I went to teach English in Tanzania. I was young (23 years old), and I had the naive notion that I was going there to do something brave and honorable; I wanted to help people. Sure, English was my first language, but I had just graduated with a degree in Sociology. What did I know about teaching? I especially knew nothing about teaching a language.

Teaching Abroad-Privilege Neocoloniasm-Tanzania

I spent a few months after graduation working and traveling, and then I set off to spend a few months “volunteering” (I paid for this, as young volunteers often do) as an English teacher in Tanzania. In the time that I was there, I developed a lot of questions about the ethical implications and impacts of my volunteer role, which gave me far more power and authority than it…

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