This post has been sitting on my drafts for more than a year, and today after stiching together photos provided to me by my friend in Nepal from her wedding, I’ve decided to finally publish it! Please note that this is my personal take on what I am the most familiar with, and I’m aware … More Culture difference: weddings
This is a repost from my archives. I had pretty much the same celebration this year. I am sharing this old post for those of you who might be interested in Polish Christmas traditions with slight edits and additional photos from this year. This was my third consecutive Christmas in Poland with my boyfriend’s family … More Foreigner’s recount of Polish Christmas (repost 2016)
We all have our share of disappointing travel stories when something just didn’t work out or our expectations didn’t match the reality. I have few such experiences which were unpleasant or uneventful, much different than I had imagined, and I am sharing them here today. Morskie Oko, Poland Morskie Oko is a stunning lake located … More The most disappointing travel experiences
Originally posted on Nepali Chhori:
By Pooja/Lost in Pretty Europe Photo Credit: SXSW Media personalities and celebrities often make use of social media to promote their work, maintain their profiles and connect to the people. The opinions general people post from behind their computer screens on social media can often be very reflective of the…
I recently came across a controversial post in a Facebook group that I am a part of. The post read: “High time to leave this crappy and unsafe city of Lodz and move to beautiful Krakow.. Come join us in our company..” and so on. I thought it was a pretty sloppy recruiting tactic on such a … More “High time to leave this crappy and unsafe city of Lodz.”
Nepal is currently exploding with the results of much hyped School Leaving Certificate (SLC) results. Nepali students of 10th grade (around 15, 16 years old) have to take these exams before they can choose a faculty and go off to college. This exam alone is needlessly glorified to such a great deal that it’s called … More School Leaving Certificate – the results frenzy
[The post below is only my honest opinion.] Although it’s not fair to compare a tiny Finnish town to a big Polish city, I am still going to write about how the general experiences have been for me in these two countries as a foreigner. 1. Looking different I’ve finally started to jog alone in and … More Living in Poland vs living in Finland as a foreigner!
I recently came across an article on a Nepali news daily about the rampant growth of beauty pageants. Since the last few years, beauty shows are growing like wild mushrooms in Nepal, with titles ranging from Miss [insert some cultural group] to Miss [insert some teen princess or angel likes] to Miss [insert some region] … More Women and burning candles?
The majority of Nepali society still practices arranged marriage. Arranged marriage is when the bride and groom are pre-arranged by parents and relatives. A huge importance is placed on the “status” of the prospective bride/groom and compatibility is rarely taken into account. Criteria such as job, salary, caste, horoscopes are carefully checked before consideration into … More Arranged marriages in Nepal
Originally posted on Adventures of an erstwhile Koop Mandook*:
This encounter followed shortly after the previous one. It was arranged once again through the time honoured route of Times of India Matrimonial Column! He was from a small town which was a 4-hour train ride from the one I lived in. Given the unpleasantness of…