Category Archives: Culture

Things to do in MoroccoーBullet TravelーVisit 5 main cities in 4.5 days

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When I was a backpacker (10-15 years ago), I didn’t want to visit the same country I already went, as i wanted to know other contexts as much as possible. However, the more I travelled, the more I realized that it is quite difficult to generalize a country as each city, and sometimes each village has something different.

That’s why I decided to travel Morocco (where I went once) and managed to visit 5 major cities although I just had 4.5 days of vacation.

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Recharge energy in Tenerife – Eternal Spring

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If I had not come to Mauritania, I would not have been to this place— Canary Islands, also known as “Eternal Spring”

As a backpacker (or at least someone with backpacker’s mind) who prefers to see as many different things as possible, I was not into beach and resort places. However, I actually needed to find the way out to change the air, as the expat life in Mauritania without entertainment was not easy.

Then voilà!Literally the air of the island was different (comfortable temperature without flies and sand dust). In fact, the entire environment was different from the one in Mauritania (Nouakchott) even though the distance between them is quite short (2 hours flight distance). This experience allowed us to recharge energy. I will briefly explain how it was done.

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Mauritania 2ーRamadan and Life cycle

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Among many different things in Mauritania, one thing that was totally new to me was Ramadan.

Although I knew as a knowledge, for someone who has never lived in muslim country, it was very rare to see in my eyes.

Actually, I arrived just 1 week before Ramadan, which lasted for 1 month.

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Mauritania 1ーLife turning point

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The life has several, if not many, turning points. And the decision to move in Mauritania, west African country totally unknown to me, was definately one of the turning points.

In this regrad, this entry deals with analysis of a decision making process. I will narrow down from (1) Why Africa, (2) Why West Africa and to (3) Why Mauritania, hoping this will serve in some way for me to unpack my past in the future, and ideally for someone else to have an insight on how a decision of one person’s life turning point was made.

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How to exchange foreign currency

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When I travel foreign country, the first 5 phrases I try to learn in their language are:

Hello, Thank you, I am sorry, where is the bathroom? How much is it?

This entry deals with the field of the last phrase, in particular exchange of money. Although each country has their own culture, almost every country has monetary system, and because of the globalization, there are more and more needs of traveling and using foreign currency.

However, exchanging money is not a easy task, thus it is quite normal not to know the best way. That’s why this entry will try to take you to the journey to explore on (1) How to read the money exchange table, (2) Exchanging from local to foreign currency and (3) Vise versa (from foreign to local currency) 
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Mongolie 5ーCulture, Education and Thank you

Update: This post is the last and 5th part of Mongolian series. Please check part 1, part 2part 3. and part 4

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In this, I would like to describe about the culture and nomadic life which are significant parts of Mongolia, as well as education which allowed me to stay in this country, and lastly finish with big thanks. 

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Mongolia 4ーEntertainment

Update: This post is a part of Mongolian series. Please check part 1, part 2 and part 3.

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In my previous blog, I wrote about general theories about Project management. But work is not what occupies a life. If I consider a life as a coin, the work could be one part of it as it takes a big deal of ammount, but the othese side of it could be entertainment and private life (By the way, there is no coin in Mongolia, which was very helpful to get along).

If I have to mention the best 5 things about Mongolia off the top of my head, the first thing which comes to mind is….beer (*I am not addict).

So let’s talk about drink first.

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