In one of my previous blogposts, I introduced you to My Son sanctuary, which is an ideal destination for a weekend trip from Hoi An, where the Development Studies 1 program is based. This time, I am recommending another cool place which you can visit for a refreshing get-away from academic stuff. It’s the Bach

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In this current moment week 5 of 10 has just started. The time has flown by incredibly quick and it is crazy that we are almost half way done with our time in Hoi An with Kulturstudier. In these five weeks a lot has happened. We have of course started school, experienced different lecturers teaching

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Although all university students in Buenos Aires have summer holidays until March, the Kulturstudier semester follows the rhythm of the northern hemisphere getting the cultural adventure started in February. Before the great kickoff and semester start in the Argentine capital, students have the opportunity to come down some days before and do the “Quinta Esencia

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Hey! I have now been in Nepal for about two weeks and I’ve settled in my new apartment on the fifth floor overlooking much of Pokhara city. From my balcony I see the Fewa Lake in all its beauty, small shops along the streets selling potato chips and fruits, children playing with a football, occasionally

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Banh Mi and the Story of How Fast Food Chains are Failing in Vietnam In September 2018, CNBC, an American business TV channel, broadcasted a video called “Why McDonald’s flopped in Vietnam” on their YouTube page. It contains some interesting information: Burger King has over 16000 locations in over 100 countries. While the figure for

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The former Palacio de Correos was once Buenos Aires’ majestic main post office. Back in 2005, the president of the time, Néstor Kirchner, proposed turning the abandoned and grandiose central post office of the Correo Argentino in downtown into a massive cultural center. Though he died before the restoration was done in 2015, the center

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Packing for Nepal can seem daunting: mountains, monsoon, tropical weather and the possibility of backpacking afterwards. There are so many things to consider! I have in this post tried to give some general tips on what to include based on experiences from my whole class.   Hot tip from everyone: Be critical and bring as

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Only by passing a few days in the Argentine capital, you can’t help but notice the extraordinary amount of dogs, and their poops, everywhere on the streets. Once, during a dinner at a restaurant in the dog friendly Recoleta neighborhood, I counted 68 dogs passing by in dog peak hours between 8PM and 10 PM.

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Xin Cao!   Once you have settled in Hoi An, although it is still a wonderful city, it might become a bit quiet in contrast to the busier and more populated cities in Vietnam. Furthermore, Vietnam is much more than simply the tranquil city Hoi An. Due to this, many students traveled during our stay,

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