Saturday, 09 July 2016 16:20

Shuko Yokote

Showing emotion or hugging are not Japanese culture. When I started travelling I did not know how Japanese culture is good. I didn’t like having to guess what the others think; in Japan, even if a person says ‘yes’, sometimes the person means ‘NO’! It made me confused most of the time. I thought showing emotion makes it easier to understand a person.

Published in Our Migration Stories
Monday, 04 July 2016 18:04

Travel Faraway in Cracow

When at Pocket Stories were first talking about Travel Far Away At Home in our own cities, my initial thought was “Phfft! It would never work in Poland!” But once I started researching, I quickly realised how very WRONG I was. In fact, in this travelgram week I have only scraped the surface of the far away destinations awaiting me in Cracow!
Published in Pocket Stories blog
Monday, 13 June 2016 07:32

Travel Faraway in Bratislava

The latest weekly takeover was a true discovery! Although being a small city, Bratislava holds wonderful secrets and a thriving multicultural community. Maria was a truly amazing host, and she took us to her favourite international spots around the city. Scroll down to travel faraway in Bratislava with us!

Published in Pocket Stories blog
Monday, 06 June 2016 11:36

Naples – A Journey to Self-Discovery

Naples is painted in a thousand colors – sings a very popular Italian song.  My recent trip to Naples left me with a whole rainbow of emotions.

Published in Pocket Stories blog
Thursday, 02 June 2016 11:16

Travel Faraway in Melbourne

It’s funny, living abroad now, the things I miss most from home are NOT going to the beach, surfing, BBQs or any other ‘typically aussie’ activity... No. What I really miss is the feeling of living in a huge city that is a melting pot of different cultures living side by side. I'm homesick for the multiculturism.
Published in Pocket Stories blog
Tuesday, 31 May 2016 08:27

Travel Faraway in Amsterdam

Amsterdam offers amazing opportunities to #TravelFarawayAthome. A total of 180 nationalities live in Amsterdam alone and there are stories, food, art, music, nightlife, culture, and religious experiences from all the corners of the world. I have barely started to explore this inredibly diverse city, but here is a teaser of what you can experience:

Published in Pocket Stories blog

Russians are cold. Here’s a stereotype we are all familiar with. Russians are not just physically cold (ah, the weather!), they are also fierce, ruthless, and always frowning. Have you ever heard about it? Well, I have. Thousands of times. Especially with regard to Moscow and its inhabitants, long considered as some of the coldest, most unwelcoming people in Europe. Does it ring a bell?

This couldn’t be further from the truth.

Published in Pocket Stories blog

My first epiphany as an immigrant came harder than a rock on a rainy day. I stood in South Africa, as a student, and a passing comment shattered my inner pride: someone spoke badly of my country, Mozambique.

Published in Pocket Stories blog
Monday, 16 May 2016 17:24

Travel Faraway in Bologna

The first weekly takeover of Travelgram Faraway at Home has just come to the end, and I would like to thank personally (really, guys! You are awesome!) all the people who have followed us through our exciting international journey in Bologna, Italy. For those of you who don’t have Instagram or hadn’t got the time to catch up with last week’s takeover, here’s a recap of all photos and descriptions! 

Published in Pocket Stories blog
Thursday, 28 April 2016 20:28

Travelgram Faraway at Home

The world today is becoming more and more diverse, bound by unique cultures and languages. We see people from different countries interact with one another and gather in cities all around the world, creating vibrant places to spark the curiosity of any culture lover. Thanks to immigration, cities are transforming into baskets of culture, where people are constantly exposed to delicious cuisine from various nations, foreign languages, and international cultural exhibitions.

Published in Pocket Stories blog

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