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Kim and Mike discover Estonia

When Canadians Kimberly Bagayawa and Mike Dell decided to rent a room in their apartment, it turned into a cultural exchange thanks to Kati from Estonia.

Kim and Mike’s short film ‘Kati and Me‘ is about what they learnt about Estonia and Kati. It’s fun, quirky and features some lovely Estonian scenery and people, as well as plenty you didn’t know you wanted to know about this small but spirited Baltic country.


November 8, 2012 Comments disabled

People of the World

If you’re a regular reader of PocketCultures, you’ve probably noticed that we have just renamed this section People of the World.

When we started My partner is a foreigner, we wanted to look at cultural differences in a light-hearted way. If you’re in a cross-cultural relationship, you come into contact with another culture every day, so you’ve got stories to tell.

But of course cross-cultural couples are not the only ones experiencing other cultures on a daily basis. As PocketCultures grew, we met many other people with global minds and outlooks. Some are part of multicultural families; some are Third Culture Kids; some are parents raising bilingual children. Some live in another country; some love to travel; some embrace other cultures and make friends in other parts of the world without even leaving home.


September 10, 2010 Comments disabled

A marriage that’s music to the ears

See them together and they seem like any other ‘normal’, cross-cultural couple. Undergo a rapid change of opinion the moment you put them on stage with Sitar and Cello. Subhendra Rao from India and Saskia Rao-de Haas from Holland have not only married each other but have also succeeded in marrying Hindustani music with world classical music.

Shubhendra is a disciple of Pandit Ravi Shankar and plays the classical Indian sitar. Saskia Rao-de Haas on the other hand is credited with introducing the cello to north Indian classical music. She has trained under the renowned Hari Prasad Chaurasia.

When they play together the result is mesmerizing. This is a performance by both in London. It has perfect accord, resonance and harmony. Essential ingredients for creating uplifting music. And enduring relationships.

Video: RolfKillius

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July 2, 2010 2 comments