Tweet ‘Home’ is probably one of the most emotionally charged words for a third culture kid. Is ‘home’ found in a place or a group of people? Is it one place, or many? Is it bricks and mortar, or something intangible – perhaps a feeling or a state of being? Most third culture kids and […]
Tweet I love the in-between places. On a road trip, the car can become a homely space. I have many memories of long trips in cars and the journeys hold a brighter place in my memory than the destinations themselves. Similarly, on a journey by air, one’s own little corner of the plane can become […]
An eye-opening visit to Taal Volcano and Lake Taal taught this Third Culture Kid that culture shock can hit anywhere – anytime.
While we are on the subject of plane travel, I asked my friend Julia, who is an experienced globe-trotter and calls herself a ’sort of third culture kid’, whether she had any interesting plane stories. She responded: My favourite story is flying home from Quetta to Islamabad in a Fokker Friendship (Quetta is the Wild […]
Tweet Alitalia. KLM. Air Lanka. Nigerian Airways. British Airways. Singapore Airlines. Qantas. Ansett Australia. South African Airways. Virgin Blue. And those are just the ones I remember. But in spite of all this experience, I can’t retain what kinds of planes they were. Was that one a Boeing 747, or a 707? A DC-something, or […]