Sarkartvelo, my love! Discovering Georgia

Tbilisi: A city of history. Sakartvelo, commonly known as Georgia, is a hidden gem located only a couple of hours flight from Europe. Last June, two of the GLOCALs took a well-deserved break in this astonishingly beautiful and culturally rich country. Imagine a place where you get mountains as high as the Alps, food as … Continue reading Sarkartvelo, my love! Discovering Georgia

An Introduction to Glasgow: from the Perspective of an Exchange Student

The Glasgow semester has already ended, so it is time to take stock. Arrival This was not the first time I have studied in an English-speaking country, but … my knowledge of the English language actually did not prepare me well for my life in Glasgow. From the very first minute of being in Scotland, … Continue reading An Introduction to Glasgow: from the Perspective of an Exchange Student

GLOCAL Goes to Rotterdam: Reflections on Immigrating to a Port City

Moving is often an exciting adventure, but it can be a challenging and intimidating one, as well. Having moved three times in one year, I’m pretty used to packing all my belongings into two suitcases. It might be efficient, but these heavyweights still make me look like a tourist when I arrive in town, backing … Continue reading GLOCAL Goes to Rotterdam: Reflections on Immigrating to a Port City

The Petit Travel Guide for Solo Travelers

Note: The following post contains reflections, a collection of personal advice, anecdotes and a little insight into my experience traveling alone. Being 'glocal' often means having ninja abilities to survive in any geographical location— from visas, registrations, plane tickets, sending luggage, looking for a place to live, languages, academic enrollment, banking, and even medical issues! … Continue reading The Petit Travel Guide for Solo Travelers