Category Archives: CulturTwining

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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A good culturtwining book: A Carpet Ride to Khiva

Recently, a friend pointed me in the direction of a book about carpet-making in Uzbekistan. Since I’m proud of my hardwood floors, and since the few rugs that I have scattered around are hand-me-downs with their Ikea labels still intact, … Continue reading

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Gagnam style world tour

So, have you seen this “gagnam style” trend? I don’t really get it, but about once a week someone else posts on facebook a link to some kind of video with “gagnam style” music and some other style of dance. … Continue reading

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Something very, very sweet

My last few blogs have been mostly sad and a little ironic. It’s been an angsty few weeks for me, I suppose, and I’m particularly concerned because the Syrian friends to which I referred last Wednesday have returned to their … Continue reading

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some Dharma and Greg Culturtwining fun

This clip is just hilarious from beginning to end. I wanted to cut it down because it’s long, but (a) I’m not really sure how to do that, and (b) the whole thing is pretty hilarious. In this clip, you … Continue reading

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more thoughts on TCKs

Earlier this week, I posted some thoughts on TCKs… why I feel that being a “third culture kid” helped explain my unique upbringing, but does not do much to explain my adulthood. After all, I have many adult friends who … Continue reading

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A question about TCKs

Recently it seems I have had a lot of conversations about TCKs. Do you know what a TCK is? In my emotional universe, everyone should know what a TCK is, but I realise that is probably a seriously skewed vision … Continue reading

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Monday Mining Culturtwining on the Web

This has been a fantastic newsweek for a culturtwiner! I’m going to mention only two highlights here… 1. George Clooney gets arrested. Outside of the SUDANESE embassy for that matter. Hey, I’ve been there! I actually took my nephew there … Continue reading

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Church-Mosque, or Mosque-Church

My mother and I were out for a stroll the other day, and we came across a building that, at first glance, appeared to be a church. A lovely old brick church with a tall steeple. Churches here in England … Continue reading

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Blasting stereotypes of Africa

I just came across this video. It’s funny, ridiculous, absurd, sad, and more true than I care to admit. I love how the chief tells her that they put the silliest answers possible on the survey because they thought it … Continue reading

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