Greece stands accused of perpetrating turn-backs of refugees from inside its territory, even going so far as to re-embark those who had already made land on the Greek island of Lesvos, back onto their boat, to force them back to Turkey. The Legal Centre Lesvos, a charity registered in Greece, released a report in early July detailing allegations of […]Read More New Report Shows Evidence of Greece Illegally Pushing Refugees Back to Turkey
On Friday, Australian Prime Scott Morrison announced that the number of international flights carrying Australian citizens and permanent residents into the country would be reduced, to ease pressure on the nation’s quarantine systems. Even before the new measure was confirmed, some Australians overseas expressed concern. A petition drawn up by one ex-pat received 2500 signatures […]Read More “Left In Limbo” – Will Australians Finally Understand What It’s Like to Be a Refugee?
My new article is up on Medium, check it out using the Free Reading Link Here:Read More Grumpy But Good: 5 Self-Care Tips for Managing Negativity
I wrote an article in response to criticism of Begpackers, sharing my own experiences of travel. Read it on Medium here.Read More The Privilege of Travel
Snapshots of life…Read More Postcards
The blog has been on the back-burner for a little while, but here’s an update on how some of the more important aspects of life have been going in my first three months…Read More Three Months In
The Istanbul elections loom…Read More Will Everything Be Alright?
My first semester of teaching has come to an end…Read More Ramazan
Oh, Game of Thrones, what you could have been…Read More Game of Thrones Season 8 Review
Necessity is the mother of invention – and what better what to invent your second language than by making it an absolute necessity to live. We’ve all heard that the best way to learn a language is to spend time in a country that speaks it, after all. And yet, I’ve met plenty of people […]Read More 7 Tricks to Pick Up the Local Tongue