Greetings from Olomouc, Czech Republic! I experienced the worst wi-fi connection ever in Slovakia. Feels good to be back online with a strong signal! I had a busy week; traveling from Poland to Slovakia to Czech Republic. Had a short time in Slovakia but would love to come back sometime soon, exploring the mountains!  I caught up my reading during the week and I’m sharing few of my favourites. Enjoy!

 

Drinking Krupnik (honey vodka) in Poland

 

First up, on expat Edna, Encountering racism abroad — or why I sometimes wish I was white. I found this article when she linked back to one of my article ‘Asian-Asian racism – Why Chinese People Hate Me‘. It’s good to hear someone else’s perspective. Edna and I are in different situation, since she was born in the US, but we are experiencing the same problems. I can only imagine how frustrating that would be for Edna. Read her post for more detail stories. Asian-Asian racism is a real thing.

 

Second up, on Alex in Wanderland,  A Neon Dream: Scuba Diving in Iceland. The colours are amazing! My week in Iceland was not good, in weather-wise. It was raining for most of the days, but we still saw some great scenery using few hours of sun. Alex went under water, and the colours are amazing.

 

Third up, on D Travels’roundHow Mr. Lucky got lucky. I’m a sucker for animals. Cats, dogs, birds… I can’t help but love them. So glad to see this post, it warmed my heart. Diana rescued a street cat and gave him a second chance. Everyone deserves a second chance, even the tinniest street cat.

 

Fourth up, on Butterfly Diary, Laughing Man Coffee: Ethics and New York’s Best Flat White Coffee. It wasn’t hard to decide where to meet, we both love beverages and we both love Hugh Jackman. Laughing Man was the perfect spot. Hugh Jackman is not actually working there, shame, but he is running the coffee shop as a part of his charity. It’s been so long since I had the real flat white, and they had the best flat white in NYC. Not just because of Hugh Jackman, this is a great spot to have a coffee.

 

Fifth up, on Wander 2 NowhereChat with a blind masseur. Noel is really good at interviewing people. He’s running ‘Chat with a local’ series on his blog, and it has been amazing so far. He interviewed a blind masseur and brought his story alive. I’m happy to see that he’s having a happy life with his family, running the business. Read more on Noel’s blog.

 

There you have it, the five posts of this week.

I’ll see you next week!

 

RJ

 

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