Being Blasian: 5 Things My Korean Mom Didn't Tell Me About Koreans


The only thing to say about this video is that MsBlackKoreanLady, has A LOT to say about the culture shock of moving to Korea to learn about her other side. See, dad is black and mom is Korean, and though she lived with her mom her whole life, there were many things mama never shared about the culture. And who can blame her, because, like really, life is going on, and what's the use of talking about Korea all the time when you live in America? Plus it would have taken all the fun out of discovering the culture for herself. Lucky for us, Ms.BKL is giving us the inside scoop on Korean culture that we probably wouldn't get anyway else, and it's pretty funny...So get your fingertips ready to press play, and if you like, please show her some love by sharing, commenting and subscribing to her channel!

10 Dos and Don’ts for Solo Female Travelers

Tausha Cowan
Via- The Globe Getter

I recently returned from 10 days of traveling in Chile and Argentina, part of that time with a friend and the rest by myself. In fact, the three days I spent in Buenos Aires were completely solo dolo. I would be lying if I said I hadn't been nervous before going to Buenos Aires. Quite frankly, I had heard mixed reviews from mostly people of color, and I wasn’t sure what to expect as a black woman traveling there by myself. Fortunately, I can say my overall experience in Buenos Aires was fantastic. Did I see anyone who looked like me? Not gonna lie, I didn’t. But I met some great people, experienced one of the city’s closed door restaurants, ate more red meat than I have in the past decade, drank some fantastic Argentine wine, walked for miles, toured the main hot spots and enjoyed a city that was experiencing perfect spring weather.

All that said, I was still a solo female traveler in a new, foreign city, so I took some precautions. Here are 10 dos and don’ts for solo female travelers:

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Nyasha's update: London Expat


Nyasha (our friend we met in India)writes:

I can’t believe its been almost 3 years since we met in India, it feels like just yesterday. That night was such a powerful evening, meeting you and Gene. I never imagined that sharing my story of leaving NY to move to Mumbai to volunteer with an NGO and church would encourage so many women to take steps of faith and purse their dreams and purposes.

3 years later, my journey of faith and international service is still going. After serving in the slums of India and working with girls who were rescued from sex trafficking, I had the desire to get a masters in International Development Studies (with a focus on Violence and Conflict). My aim was to gain a deeper understanding of some of the systemic issues behind poverty and violence in developing countries with hopes to be equipped to serve countries at a greater level. Well I applied to SOAS, University of London and was accepted! I left India and went straight to London to complete my 1 year masters.

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Travel Truths: The Realities of Living Abroad


Anquanette Gaspard in Plaza de Espana in Seville via onshegoes.com 

By Anquanette Gaspard 
 It was 8:30 a.m. and I was standing at a bus stop in Valencia, Spain, trying to figure out why Autobús 41 wasn’t running that day. With signage in a foreign language and Google Translate failing on me due to shoddy cellular service, it took every ounce of my being to fight the urge to go home to watch old episodes of Grey’s Anatomy on Netflix rather than figure out how to get to my intended destination. The observance of a Spanish holiday changed the regular bus schedule, and my language school didn’t inform students of this holiday since it didn’t affect the school’s schedule. However, it did affect almost everything else, like operating hours at government offices, the post office, and shops around the city. Once I realized that the bus wasn’t coming, I was forced to decide if I should take the 30-minute walk to school to face four grueling hours of Spanish lessons or call it quits on a day that had barely started.

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