how to really #GetAtHome in this world

Travel

Marchegg. The area around it, the Marchfeld, may be important for Austria’s vegetable growing. We may have been enjoying the asparagus from there, but I didn’t want to have to go there. I’m still, aside from current freelance work, pursuing a teaching qualification, though. This semester, want it or not, this study program finally had […]

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You can’t go to Florence and not see the Duomo, but how and why should you see and do what? Here are my recommendations for things to see and places to be in Florence, Italy, looking at the must-sees and the overlooked in the middle of it (beyond the street art I posted before):

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You go to Firenze (Florence), Italy, even to run in a marathon, one of the reasons you’ll go is the art (and the food, and perhaps the language). Having been to Florence already a few times, and with the city’s must-see sights such as the Duomo and the Uffizi Galleries thronging with tourists, I just […]

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Traditions often seem quaint; the past, a bygone. All that is all the worse when they are traditions where one grew up, but not traditions one grew up with. After all, often enough, we give up on traditions even – or all the more – when we grew up with them. In a foreign country […]

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Foodies are still made fun of, but food is one of the great pleasures (and mere necessities) of life. This alone would make it something to consider – and try – in any attempt to learn to be at home in this world, and at home in distinct places. But then, there’s even more when […]

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Visiting China, living like a Chinese, celebrating a wedding – it just had to involve some home purchasing aspect… :-p The background, if you need it: You may have heard about the challenge in finding a wife that the surplus of men in China faces. You may have also heard of the phenomenon of “leftover […]

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“Cities are all the same nowadays,” you will often hear. Global trade has led to many brands (seemingly) being everywhere, and many an inner city has come to look basically the same as any other, it is true. [vrview img=”http://www.zhangschmidt.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/20160812_185333.jpg” ] The beginnings of globalization in the Columbian Exchange (as in, when Columbus “discovered” the […]

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