Series on Multiculturalism, Diversity, and Cross-Cultural Relationships

Part II The Importance of Exposure to Multiculturalism and Diversity This is the second of my three-part series on multiculturalism, diversity, and cross-cultural relationships. In my first article: https://thelabyrinthguide.wordpress.com/2014/04/18/series-on-multiculturalism-cross-cultural-relationships-and-diversity/, I shared with my readers how and when I became impassioned with this topic. In this follow-up posting, I elaborate on the importance of exposure to multiculturalism and diversity. My definition of diversity includes people with all … Continue reading Series on Multiculturalism, Diversity, and Cross-Cultural Relationships

Expat Living in London

I was recently asked to contribute an article to the expat website World of Expats. This website provides useful information and tips to anyone considering moving overseas on a work assignment. Below is the article I contributed to World of Expats. At the end I provide additional links to the World of Expats site as well as related articles that I have written about expat and … Continue reading Expat Living in London

Frisoles Colombianos con Arroz, Chorizo, y Aguacate

Easy Colombian Beans with Rice, Chorizo, and Avocado Serves 4 How about impressing your friends with a delicious and easy to make Colombian dinner. Frisoles or fríjoles are a very typical meal in the state of Antioquia where my city Medellin is located. Frisoles is the food of the mountains, the food of the people, and the food of comfort. If you find yourself in … Continue reading Frisoles Colombianos con Arroz, Chorizo, y Aguacate

Another Day in Maya’s London Life

One of Maya’s favorite pass times in London was going on adventurous walks. On this spring morning, Maya took us to some of her favorite London sights and shared some of her thoughts.   At the Wellington Arch “You want me sitting where?” At Buckingham Palace  “I cannot wait for my Corgi friends to come out and play in the Royal Gardens!” Standing by the Red … Continue reading Another Day in Maya’s London Life

A Trip Down Memory Lane: Brussels and Bruges

As you may remember, our family lived in Brussels, Belgium for four years from 1997 until 2001. Both our children were born in Brussels. After we returned to the US, I had brought the children to visit Brussels in 2005 but we had not been back since then. We thought it very appropriate to visit Brussels on our last weekend getaway before moving back to … Continue reading A Trip Down Memory Lane: Brussels and Bruges

London Department Store Offers New Service: Baby Hanging

Yesterday afternoon I was at the Westfield Shopping Center in Shepherd’s Bush (London) killing time while my daughter took her ballet class nearby. I went into the department store, Marks & Spencer, to buy a card and decided to visit the toilet as it is referred to here. As I looked for the ladies’ room I came across the following door. What? Baby Hanging? I … Continue reading London Department Store Offers New Service: Baby Hanging