Category Archives: Intercultural communication

Mr Seefeld of Lapland

In this wintry season with snow already under our belts (well, it disappeared again rather quickly here in Denmark), I thought this Postcrossing postcard is a good fit. It is from a Finnish 14 year old who lives in Lapland, who … Continue reading

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Are you a tourist or a traveler?

I came across this great quote about the distinction between a tourist and a traveler: A traveler and a tourist can visit the same city, but experience it very differently. A tourist’s goals are typically to see all the sights, … Continue reading

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“There is nothing in the house”

The past few days I attended the Young SIETAR BC congress in Vancouver and Sts’ailes and I would like to share a few of my highlights. As the theme of the congress was “Shaping Identity: Land, People, Systems”, there was … Continue reading

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The Great Wall: the spine of the Chinese people

In exchange for a postcard from Denmark for his daughter’s collection, my Chinese Postcrossing friend sent me one from China. It features the Great Wall, which is probably one of the most well-known symbols of China and of the Chinese … Continue reading

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The Danish “gækkebrev”

Easter is upon us and that is a big deal in Denmark. We not only have Friday and Monday off but also Thursday. And the Danes have a wonderful tradition to go with it, namely the “gækkebrev”. This is an … Continue reading

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“In Vino, Veritas”: the 2014 Western Academy of Management

The past week I attended for the first time the Western Academy of Management – Western in terms of geographical location in the US – in Napa Valley (hence the theme of the congress “In Vino, Veritas”). Here are some of … Continue reading

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“Toppen og Bolden” – the sequel

Last week I posted a blog about a mysterious skyline in this Danish stamp which featured the HC Andersen story “Toppen og Bolden” or “The Sweethearts”. Some more searching brought me to a page of the World Online Philatelic Agency (WOPA), … Continue reading

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