A new era for Indigenous languages in Australia?

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This post was first published in Digital Cultures and Translation. Every year, on the 26th of January, we celebrate Australia Day. We enjoy a day off work and we gather at friends´ places… Continue reading

Music that keeps you on your toes (literally) – La Mano Negra & Manu Chao

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My children laugh at me because I´ve had the same 100 songs in my iPhone (previously mp3 player)´s music repertoire for at least the last eight years. I listen to the same tracks… Continue reading

I wanted to say ¨Thank you Australia¨, but that has also been taken…

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I´m not usually very good following conventions or traditions. No, it´s not that I´m the last living revel without a cause, not at all. I think I lack the emotive gene that makes… Continue reading

A sad postcard from Kazakhstan :(

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Writing a blog dedicated to travelling experiences lends itself to emphasising the pleasantly aesthetic things we find in our journeys – the feeling of freedom experienced in a remote destination, the colours of… Continue reading

DREAMING OF ICELAND IN A HOT SYDNEY SUMMER DAY

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As Christmas begins to feel like a distant memory and the seemingly never-ending weeks of work loom ahead, dreams of holidays inevitably pop up from time to time (read: everyday). Last week was… Continue reading

Why choose an ecolodge?

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Because the principles behind this relatively new concept promote conservation practices and support local communities.  And why wouldn´t you want to? Ok, I know, that´s not good enough for most people. I can´t… Continue reading

Mid-week No-mad quote

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“Traveling is a brutality. It forces you to trust strangers and to lose sight of all that familiar comfort of home and friends. You are constantly off balance. Nothing is yours except the… Continue reading

Should we not leave the final Antarctic frontier alone?

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Lake Vostok has yet to gain popularity as a travel destination. Blame it on the truly intolerable average temperatures -80°C or on the savage polar winds, or even on the fact that most… Continue reading

A true story behind No-mad´s homepage image

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I was looking for an image that captivated the No-mad vision and I came across Norbert´s enchanting portrait. Everything about it was right – the colours, the composition, the intense minimalism… I was… Continue reading

Travel icon Nat Geo turns 125

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On the 13th of January of a fine Washington winter day in 1888  a group of academics and wealthy patrons interested in travel and science met at a private venue known as the Cosmos Club.… Continue reading