Monthly Archives: June 2014

More Western Ignorance: Do YOU Understand North Korea?

Sometimes Western countries show that they are open-minded and progressive, that the people who live there know what they are doing and that the media actually thinks before posting their articles. Sometimes, however, they don’t. Sometimes Western countries are ignorant, … Continue reading

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Insights From Bahrain #1

When you arrive in an Islamic country for the first time in your life, being warned by friends and family about the “terrible” things you will encounter, there are a couple of things you might end up expecting: hijabs and … Continue reading

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Bahrain? Can You Eat That?

Admittedly, it is very small, but I’m afraid to inform you that the answer to the title of this post is a very simple “no”. Perhaps you knew that, but chances are that you had never heard of Bahrain before. … Continue reading

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The Dream of a City (Entry Essay Writing Competition)

This was an entry for an essay writing competition about “the city of your dreams” for my university in the Dutch city of Tilburg. I ended up being a runner-up, and since only the winner was published, I can now freely … Continue reading

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Cultural Awareness: Are We Allowed To Call The West “The West”?

If someone talks about the “Western world”, we all know what they’re talking about, but that doesn’t mean that everyone agrees with the term itself. In a time characterised by increasing amounts of cultural awareness, people have begun to take … Continue reading

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Western Ignorance: Why Being Angry Is Wrong (But Also Right)

If there is one thing I made clear on this blog in the past year or so, it’s that all people are both irrational and ignorant. That’s not an insult, but merely an observation, one that goes for myself just … Continue reading

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