Here’s this week’s roundup of posts published by our contributors on their personal blogs. This is your opportunity to get to know more about the people behind PocketCultures.

Jason, our contributor from the US (West Coast), writes about his experiences living in Bolivia, including a visit to the Witches’ Market in La Paz: The La Paz.

We stopped at one shop and a middle-aged woman looked at us as if sizing us up. […] She sat behind a table that displayed toad talismans, coco leaves, amulets, soaps, many different types of plants, owl feathers, totems, candles and dried snakes.

Jenna, our contributor from Poland, writes about a visit to an historical Jewish cemetery in Wroclaw in A Walk Through History

In halting Polish, I explain that I want to walk around the cemetery. Nodding, he pulls a map of the cemetery from a pile of pamphlets, strikes a pose with a pencil, and begins jabbing and pointing and tracing a narrative of the city’s pre-war Jewish history.

Sean, our contributor from the US (Midwest), writes about cultural values in Canada today on Navigating Cultures: Blog

Some say that this delicate balance between individual freedom and collective responsibility is the major defining cultural value of Canadians.

Read more:

Blogs of the World

Best of 2010: a world tour in 23 posts

What is a global citizen?

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.