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CROSSING CULTURES

 
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Some cultural lines you will never cross

After a lovely cultural event we all (a group of 10) stepped into an Ethiopian restaurant. A kitchen I had not experienced before. After ordering, our food was served on,…
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Planning the sun…

There she stood at my doorstep with an agenda and pen in hands… A couple of months back the mother of an acquaintance had moved into the house across the…
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Saving the brides of tomorrow

Child marriage not to a person but to a fruit and again to the Sun is as much a modern day common practice among the Newar ethnic group of  Nepal.…
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Gift or not to gift

“Is this some kind of a sick joke? They gave us shoes as gift, how insulting!’ “It is not just shoes, the wooden clogs are famous in The Netherlands. These…
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Outrageously impolite

 ‘So when you  are communicateing via a letter or an e-mail then you just begin with the matter at hand. Like, you have not yet paid the bills,  in the…