Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Blogging About Other People's Culture?

It's funny how nice it is to read about your home country, even after you've been away for a long time.

This morning @3rdCultureChild invited me to read their blog about Bolivia, a South American country I've never been to. You can sense how they are stunned by the landscape in that part of the world and how fascinated they are by the country and their way of life.

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I thought I would find other countries more interesting, but instead I  indulged in nostalgia and read all the blogs on Scotland.

It seems that the American expats are having fun exploring the culture over there, although they seem to be having problems with the weather!

When I moved abroad for the first time I used to pullthe up the webcam of Prince's Street in Edinburgh just to see what was happening in Scotland, even if it was just grey and raining. 

France is winning the ExpatBlogs.com's competition. The French bloggers have the most comments, Facebook posts and retweets. If you want to participate, head over and cast your social media vote.

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3 comments:

  1. Hey there! Thank you very much for the initial mention - much appreciated... Just so you know, the blogpost/article linked to @3rdculturechild is http://www.expatsblog.com/contests/709/twenty-reasons-for-adding-bolivia-to-your-expat-visiting-list :) but I'm glad you've enjoyed your reading over there! Saludos from La Paz!

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  2. Just updated that. Can you introduce yourself?

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  3. Thank you very much for the opportunity. We are a traveling family of 5 [3 being children 8 & under] with the US Foreign Service. Currently, we're posted in La Paz, Bolivia, with past assignments in DC, Recife, Brazil, Maputo, Mozambique and a brief stop in Pretoria, South Africa. Each one of our kids was born in a different country [Brazil, South Africa and USA], something very characteristic of this type of life within the Service. Our family blog tries to represent our life: thru photography, op-pieces on culture, language [our household shares Portuguese, English and Spanish], parenting and the challenges of raising multi-lingual/multi-cultural third-culture children. In a previous life, before joining the 'nomadic foreign service lifestyle', I used to be a scientist [biochemistry stuff], but now, with the constant adjustments life requires, I'm fuly committed as an around-the-clock-parent, working trailing spouse, offering a healthy environment to our family [as much as possible!] Thank you very much for your interest, saludos from La Paz & wishes for a joyful and peaceful holiday season!

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