Here’s some interesting reads to brighten up your week brought to you by our team of contributors from around the world.

Mike, our contributor from Japan, raises awareness about World Water Day, a very important issue.

“Thursday is United Nations World Water Day.
The theme this year is Water and Food Security.”

Sandra, our contributor from Portugal, wrote about Almere Proeft 2012, an afternoon of music, food tasting and shopping.

“Almere Proeft 2012 took place yesterday at Boat House Restaurant in Almere. We enjoyed a splendid afternoon there, listening to Jazz and Swing music, tasting delicious olive oil, wines, cheeses, chocolates, having new experiences and doing some shopping too. In the end, we took a pleasant walk around the restaurant and I was even followed by a swan.”

Anu, our contributor from India, wrote about a visit to the amazing temples around Ambaji, Gujarat, India.

“Our trip to Ambaji was combined with a visit to Mount Abu and Udaipur. We travelled mostly by local buses, and thanks to the timing of our bus to Udaipur, we had a few extra hours at Ambaji, which we used to visit a few more temples located in the area. We hired an auto for the purpose, and left the temples to his discretion.”

Carrie, our contributing editor, describes what it’s like to wait in line in her new home, Argentina.

“[…] in sitting in the waiting room in a private clinic in Mendoza for 2 hours and 15 mins after my appointment time, I couldn’t quite place my finger on it but thought there was something a little unusual about it. And then it hit me: no one was irritated at waiting on lines, they were simply used to it.

Ana, our contributing editor, writes about the Dallas Arts District.

“The city’s cultural epicenter is the Arts District, located a few block southwest of downtown Dallas. This is one of my favourite areas not least because it’s pedestrian friendly, a rare occurrence in this town where everything is spread out and the car is king.”


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About the author

Ana Astri-O’Reilly is from Argentina, where she lived until five years ago. She currently lives in Dallas, USA with her British husband, but they move a lot. Previously a translator and English and Spanish teacher, Ana first started writing to share her experiences and adventures with friends and family. She speaks Spanish, English and a smattering of Portuguese.