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Our contributor Carrie just moved from Bali to Mendoza, Argentina. In her blogpost Leaving Bali. In a word: heartbroken, she talks about their life in Bali and the things she’ll miss.

“I was never naïve enough to think that Bali would be forever, and yet, without a doubt, am still heartbroken at leaving.”

Jenna, our contributor from Poland, wrote Notes from the Martin Luther King Monument, in which she describes a visit to the MLK Memorial in Washington, DC, and the emotions it evoked.

“As I watched, I realized that the boy’s impromptu MLK day tribute had far more focus than I’d ever given to the civil rights leader. Previous MLK holidays had passed with a respectful nod, but lacking the sort of reflection initiated by the etched words carved deeply into those slick granite tiles.”

DeeBee, our contributor from France, goes on a tour of the art at the Bastille Metro Station on The Republic in the Metro, where scenes from the French Revolution are depicted.

“More than 220 years after the bloody revolution, modern artists excelled on giving us an idyllic image of this phase of history that freed the people from an authoritarian regime but at the cost of many unnecessary and barbaric deaths “

Sandra, our contributor from Portugal, takes us on a nighttime tour of Zwolle, in the Netherlands: Zwolle at night.

“After visiting the Beelden Festival, we went for a walk in the city. Zwolle is one of my favourites in the Netherlands. The city is situated in the province of the Overijssel in the central eastern part of the country. We took about one hour to arrive there.”


Read more:
First blog roundup of the year
From our contributors: week of December 20th
From our contributors: week of December 4

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.