Thoughts on the loaded term "Race" and it's implications today What does the word "Race" mean? What do we mean by race? There are clearly different skin colors and thousands of languages, cultures and human behaviors. It seems on the surface nonsense to claim that race doesn't exist. We need to dive deeper, in a scientific … Continue reading Does Racism Exist Because We Forgot About a Volcano..?
We were taught a lot of misleading and straight up incorrect ideas about how America came to beTweet Manifest Destiny is the idea that the United States was destined by God to expand into the vast "empty" land out West. Justified by beliefs that pioneers could use the land more productively then Native Americans could. Capitalism, Religion … Continue reading Myths of Manifest Destiny
Anthropology needs demystifying from time to time. Here is what it is and why it is extremely relevant todayTweet Anthropology is the study of Humanity Anthropology is basically the study of people. Languages, stories, pasts, fashion, art, myths, power structures, identities, music, architecture, dance, family, it covers an overwhelming amount of topics and is best understood as … Continue reading What is Anthropology?
Let's look into why visiting an American city center is often disappointing whereas European ones are mostly pleasantTweet Visiting Europe conjures up images of charming downtown marketplaces, quaint bridges connecting towns, and thriving communities you can stroll through in a way that most American cities simply cannot offer. Sure there are certain vibrant downtown cultural areas and … Continue reading Why are European City Centers so much Nicer than American Ones?
Brussels was the first European city we flew in to together. It will always hold a special place in our heart as the first stop on our Honeymoon. The chocolates, the fries, the beautiful main square all struck us as exceptional. We were pleasantly surprised in just how much we love reminiscing on our stay … Continue reading Belgium
We truly love Lisbon. Maybe it was our apartment, a loft with a perfect walkable location. Maybe it was the neighborhood, in the heart of Bairro Alto, a local nightlife and food hotspot. Maybe it was the deep sense of history, and longing for a glorious past, and contentment with what is and the joy … Continue reading Portugal
Barcelona is a food lover's paradise. We couldn't find a bad meal here if we had tried. Paella, Tapas, Jamon Iberico all paired with earthy, spicy red wines made this trip a true delight. Park Guell is an artist's dream colony, livable masterpieces with not a single straight line in sight make you feel as … Continue reading Barcelona
What is Prague's aesthetic? Is she a fairytale princess full of castles and towers, pastel colors and gilded trimmings, or is she the evil queen with dark armor, torture chambers and gargoyles peering from every stone corner? The Charles Bridge connects both halves of the city, the dark and the light, the princess and the … Continue reading Prague
Dubrovnik is a gem on the jewel-blue sea of the Adriatic. Situated perfectly in Medieval and Renaissance times as a port-of-call, today it is a major destination for Mediterranean Cruise ships as well. This walled port city still looks and feels like you have stepped back in time. The ancient stones beckon you to discover … Continue reading Dubrovnik
Amsterdam truly feels like a walkable, human-scale major city. Something I find missing back home. Every street feels accessible, although you need to be wary of bikes whizzing by, but transport in general is fast and convenient. So much of the country relies on natural power in some way as well, from the sea or … Continue reading The Netherlands