Category Archives: adjusting to London

I attended the #WithSyria Vigil today – #Pray for Syria

This evening at sundown, in cities all around the world, people gathered in remembrance of the three-year anniversary of the Syria conflict. I attended the vigil in London’s Trafalgar Square, where we had a light show, children’s voices on the … Continue reading

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Engaging with Mourning

Dear fellow culturtwiners, I shudder at myself, allowing two months and ten days to pass since I last posted on CulturTwined! Someone as hooked on writing as me should never let so much time pass without writing anything, and I … Continue reading

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Where in the world is Kati Woronka?

Why, in a charming little café in one of the most  – possibly THE most – magical city in the world. Where else would she be? Most of my blog readers are my friends and have followed my movements during … Continue reading

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American showing off like a local… at a café in Camberwell

Today I went to do some work in a charming café that’s not too far from my home. It was my first time there – I’d walked by before and it had looked a little bit too nice and I … Continue reading

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Washed White as Snow

I live in a part of London that, well, doesn’t have the best of reputations. I hear tell it was much, much worse a decade or so ago, but it still feels a little bit, shall we say, gritty. I … Continue reading

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Culture shock across the pond

Way back in 2012, before New Years, before Christmas, before the debt ceiling crisis peaked and before the snowstorms or flooding (depending on which country you’re in), I posted a holiday greeting on CulturTwined. During the holidays I checked out … Continue reading

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Create – Imperfect Prose

For two years now, off and on I have participated in the Imperfect Prose community. When I lived in Darfur, Imperfect Prose was my church. The work week in Sudan would end late Thursday afternoon and between close of business … Continue reading

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Lip Balm, Security Guards and how I know I really need a good dose of hope

Once a week I go to the British Library to work on some of the boring bookish part of my research. Having access to a grand library like this, with every book ever published in the English language, with free … Continue reading

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A Hope-Filled Thanksgiving

This weekend was a rare opportunity for me to take some CulturTwining initiative, introducing a cultural tradition to my friends by hosting an event in my home. My housemate and I invited a bunch of friends over for… a Thanksgiving … Continue reading

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In search of Hope in London

The big city is pretty funny. There’s so much reason to hope, but I’m just not seeing it. I sit on the bus and look at the people around me. They don’t look hopeful. They don’t look hopeless, either, they … Continue reading

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