THIRD CULTURE KID on January 15th, 2016

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 […]

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THIRD CULTURE KID on October 6th, 2015

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 […]

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THIRD CULTURE KID on July 30th, 2009

An eye-opening visit to Taal Volcano and Lake Taal taught this Third Culture Kid that culture shock can hit anywhere – anytime.

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THIRD CULTURE KID on October 7th, 2008

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 […]

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THIRD CULTURE KID on October 5th, 2008

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 […]

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