Myths and Perspectives on Colonialism

Context Colonialism was a revolution that lasted for 3 centuries. It was radical because it changed everything: culture, language, technology… Since Pangea divides into the “old world”; Europe, Asia and Russia, and the “new world” into America, life is developed with differences. We can see colonisation as the encounter between two worlds. In both worlds […]

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Slavery in Spain

From: Gurumbé, Documentary (2016) The Beginning… During the 14th century, Europe was doing a lot of slave trafficking. At least 95,000 slaves from Africa were registered in two centuries. 10% were sent to America. The rest would stay in Spain. In Seville, people would wait for the slaves boats and would make slaves auctions. The […]

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Solo travelling

More than 7 years ago my dream of going to Taiwan to learn Chinese started to take form. While studying Translation and Interpretation at university, I had the chance to learn Chinese. I loved the language and its history and culture have always been fascinating for me. I also discovered Taiwan. I started to watch […]

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Taiwanese Cultural Shock

As a Spaniard going to Asia for the first time, you are bound to encounter not only a different scenery or food, but also another culture. Even though I had studied Chinese at university and knew stuff about Taiwanese culture, I had quite a few moments where I felt really alien to the rest of […]

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