Time for another installation of Cultural Reading (I can hear you clapping your hands in excitement!). This week I have been reading all kinds of things, but these are the cream of the crop… Well, I think so anyway.
In terms of writing, I was very excited to have an article published on the Huffington Post, and they have given me a bloggers login so I can post whenever and whatever I want The post is called From Bucharest to Brasov: Is Romania the Next Big Thing? and highlights the growing tourism industry in Romania.
Remember, if you have anything I should be reading (including posts of your own) send them my way. I would love to read and share them. Plus, you can never have to much to read!
It’s not often you read about Mozambique’s capital, Maputo, so this in-depth article was a really interesting read. It covers the history and politics of the city, as well as the people that call it home.
This article discusses the changes that Cape Town has gone through in recent years, and the changes that it is continuing to exhibit. It eloquently points out what it is like to live in a post-apartheid city and the projects that are in the works to conserve the memory and heritage of Cape Town.
I had no idea about the battle that is currently underway between Egypt and Ethiopia over the ownership of the Nile as Ethiopia plans to erect a Dam, hopefully allowing more homes to access electricity throughout the country.
An interesting look at the way different countries view work experience, with emphasis on Bulgarian praktika, or ‘work experience’ compared to the English view of it.
To finish this week’s Cultural Reading, this is an interesting piece on how travel and adventure seems to have become a competitive sport, where it only ‘counts’ if you’ve done something crazy and outlandish in a far-flung corner of the world. There are also some interesting real-life adventure stories to accompany it.
For the past 2 weeks, I have been publishing posts on my recent visit to Romania. If you missed any of them, you can catch up here:
- Is Bucharest’s Metro System the Best Ever?
- Is Sinaia Worth Visiting?
- Romania in Black and White
- On the Streets of Romania: Bucharest is Finding its Way