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Alex MacKay

22 years old and MA (Hons) English & Film Studies graduate of the University of St Andrews. Budding filmmaker and screenwriter. My three great loves are flat whites, Saturday Night Live and the music of Taylor Alison Swift. I also have a weird fantasy about having Stanley Tucci as my… more »

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Amanda Chain

Amanda ditched the American dream for a British one when she moved from Philadelphia to England. Recently graduating with an MA in Cultural Heritage Studies from University College London, she’s fallen love with the bad weather, good books and the strange version of football. Amanda is a former school teacher… more »

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Anahit Behrooz

Born in North London to Iranian parents, Anahit’s life has always been filled with a diverse mixture of cultures and places. She studied languages and literature at the University of Oxford and the University of St Andrews, and has interned in French museums, taught in Germany and travelled throughout Europe… more »

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Anastasia Bow-Bertrand

Anastasia Bow-Bertrand was born in Kent but spent her early years in Northern France. Formerly a medical student at University College London and currently studying for an English Literature degree at the University of Cambridge, her interests and passions are diverse and continually developing. Inspired by the work of Médecins… more »

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Anastasia-Areti Gavrili

Born in Athens, Anastasia-Areti Gavrili opens her eyes, tries to see the world, travels, immerses herself in different cultures and volunteers to make a difference; she photographs and writes. Her story goes pretty much as follows: she completed communication and mass media studies at the National and Kapodistrian University of… more »

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Andrea Henthorn

Andrea Henthorn is a university student in Southern California currently pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in English. In her spare time, she enjoys reading and exploring the greater Los Angeles area, and of course, traveling. She has seen many parts of Europe and the contiguous United States, and hopes to… more »

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Andrew Kingsford-Smith

Andrew is a writer and editor with several years experience in print, web and live performance. Born in Scotland, he moved to Australia where he studied creative arts at the University of Wollongong and majored in creative writing. Being passionate about art, culture and travel, Andrew has lived and worked… more »

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Ann Marshall Thomas

Ann Marshall Thomas is a regular contributor to The Culture Trip, writing primarily about New Orleans and the Southern United States. She studied Political and Social Thought at the University of Virginia and lived in Besancon, France after graduation. An explorer at heart, Ann Marshall has traveled throughout North America… more »

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Anna Daneau

Anna is a Montrealer with a large international background. She speaks seven languages and has lived in Europe, East Africa and North America. She has worked for the United Nations and taught at the Abo Akademi University in Finland where she was awarded Best International Teacher in 2009. She has… more »

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Anya Kordecki

Anya Kordecki is a Nottingham-born film enthusiast and avid traveller. She considers learning about cultures and different lives to be very important and believes that there is a lot more to be discovered in stories and films than is often realised Over the last few years, she has been working… more »

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Asligul Armagan

Born and raised in Turkey, Asligul recently earned her History and Classics degree from Durham University and set off on the exciting game of life. A pseudo-third culture kid, Asligul is a notorious bookworm and researcher, budding amateur photographer, opinionated writer, YouTube buff, social media guru, and all-round comedian. In… more »

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Audra Clemons

Audra Clemons is a creative media specialist with a passion for travel, cuisine and adventure. Based between Colombia and Florida, this former TV Producer takes her talents on the road where she captures in-between-the-lines experiences. Audra can usually be found buried behind her laptop writing articles or creating media campaigns… more »

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Ayse Huseyin

Ayse Huseyin, known to her friends as “Blue” was born in London, but was flying around the world before she could even walk. Her life-long fascination with world culture and literature has seen her working in the mountains of New Mexico, trekking across New Zealand, and constantly hungry for her… more »

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Azadeh Nafissi

Azadeh Nafissi is a Paris based writer/filmmaker. She grew up in Tehran, Iran and after finishing her BA in English Language and Literature she traveled to Auckland, New Zealand and studied MA in English Literature and PGD in Communication Studies. Her passion for cinema drew her to Paris, France where… more »

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Bansie Vasvani

Bansie Vasvani has an MA in Art History, and is an ABD (All but Dissertation) in English and American Literature. She takes an avid interest in writing, researching, and promoting art from South and Southeast Asia. She has traveled extensively to art fairs around the world, and resides in New… more »

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Barbara Speed

Barbara is a freelance journalist and Master’s student based in London. She moved to London to study journalism after an English Literature degree at Oxford, and is glad to have left old books behind her in favour of everything else the world has to offer. She has also lived in… more »

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Ben Smith

My name is Ben Smith; I am from the great city of Milwaukee, WI, and a recent graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison in Madison, WI. I am an avid supporter of good eats, drinks, stories, and ramblings, with an inclination for the absurdly good and duly absurd. I have… more »

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Beryl Bersky

Beryl Belsky was born in Dublin, and grew up in Australia where she studied East Asian Studies at the Australian National University. She spent a year in Japan working as a representative of the Australian government, and several years in England. Beryl has worked for some 30 years as an… more »

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Bethan Morgan

Born and raised on the outskirts of London, Bethan studied Architecture at the University of Brighton before moving on to study History of Art, Design and Film in both London and New York. After returning to the UK from America, Bethan has worked in various capacities throughout the contemporary art… more »

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Bethan Sweeting

I graduated from the University of York with a degree in Philosophy in 2014. Since then I did a ski season in Val d’Isere and travelled around India, Cambodia and Bali for a couple of months. In 2012 I InterRailed around Europe, mostly central/slightly Eastern Europe for a month. I… more »