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Not-so-totally-touristy guide to Spain intro

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After this Monday intro and for the next three Saturdays, I will share tips, tales and tattle with you on my simultaneously relaxing and somewhat crazy ride through Spain earlier in August. First things first: How did I get on the ride?

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#GoingGlocal: “Thank you for your letter,” Part V

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Typical Soviet dacha, or seasonal home, in Resheti. By Peretz Partensky from San Francisco, USA. Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons.

Today, Diana wraps up her series by narrating what it has been like for her to finally meet and enter the “real life” of her penpal Genia, and also to see Russia for herself.

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Europe: staying in a castle on the cheap

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How to stay in a castle for under 40 euros. https://leipglo.com
Public Domain Castle Image.

It’s possible to pay less than 30 or even 20 euros to stay in a castle in Europe.

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Freed and trapped by a nomad lifestyle

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Moroccan salesman encountered at Atlas Mountains, Morocco, January 2010.
Moroccan salesman we encountered on our journey across the Atlas Mountains toward the Sahara Desert, Morocco, January 2010. Photo by A. Ribeiro.

Wanderlust: Is it a matter of nature or nurture? In my travel column this week, I talk a little bit about our collective evolution as wanderers and settlers and my own path as a member of a “transnational tribe” of sorts – which has enriched my existence but brought me its share of heartache and perhaps an irremediable lack of roots. I will also be sharing some of my views on the subject, and more, on Radio Blau’s Continental Subway tonight at 10.

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I left Leipzig but Leipzig never left me

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Debra at Pushkin, photo courtesy author

Fellow journalist and blogger Débora Miranda describes how moving from Lisbon to Leipzig changed her life. Several years later, it has led her to write a book about her experiences as a European (and world) citizen since that very first step in 2006.

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On interning with the UN around Europe – some ins and outs, ups and downs

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Pit stop on bike tour around the Geneva Lake, July 2011

It’s not necessarily easy to land an internship with the United Nations system. And it’s not only because it’s competitive and you often need to “be at the right place at the right time” or “know the right people,” but also because it’s expensive. Luckily, I had a scholarship that covered my Master studies tuition and basic living expenses, as well as some savings I had accrued over the past decade. I’d say go in with an open mind, and primarily the desire to meet interesting people from various countries and get to know new places. Everything else would be a bonus.

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