Moving Beyond our Colonial Past

Moving Beyond our Colonial Past

After reading, in an English language magazine in Indonesia, a badly researched, overgeneralizing article falsely comparing Dutch Colonialism in Indonesia and British Colonialism in India, I penned a harsh, but civil, response, and submitted it. To my surprise, the...
Couchsurfing towards a Better World

Couchsurfing towards a Better World

Guest post by Beatrice Cinnirella A new way to learn more about own culture and to discover others! Couchsurfing is not just a travel network but it is much more. When I first joined, I knew very little or nothing about it. I thought Couchsurfing was a typical social...
The Borders Which Define Us

The Borders Which Define Us

History affects us perpetually. More so than we hope, or believe. San Diego is the southernmost city in the state of California. Below me is a border, drawn as a straight line cutting through the desert, until it meets another straight line in a slightly different...
Couchsurfing: Stopping the Downward Spiral

Couchsurfing: Stopping the Downward Spiral

You may not have even noticed it happened, but last week Couchsurfing officially hit six million members. To some, a milestone, to others, another sign of how mass media popularity is ruining a good idea. It should come as no surprise that there is widespread...