Saturday, September 08, 2018 Blog 264

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Patagonia - un lugar diferente (a different place) - the sign above this busy café proudly

Friday, September 07, 2018 Blog 244

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In our series Spanish words that don't sound like

Thursday, September 06, 2018 Blog 339

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Is there a bigger bore than the bore who bores you boringly with "when I was in..." about places you have never been?

Monday, September 03, 2018 Blog 201

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Looking at the news, I wonder how much of a great advertising idea it is for a restaurant to

Saturday, September 01, 2018 Blog 304

Now I have lived in Palma de Mallorca (Spain)

Tuesday, August 28, 2018 Blog 176

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Taste Free?

No, no. Eating Everything-Free is very modern, I'm sure, but how did the whole western world (at

Saturday, August 25, 2018 Blog 200

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I have often wondered why, when a country's inhabitants move and start to recreate their cuisine abroad, they think they have to make the

Wednesday, August 22, 2018 Cecilie Gamst Berg Blog 564

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Welcome to Mallorca! In this series of Spanish Words that Don't Sound Like Their Meaning, I will showcase some of

Saturday, August 18, 2018 Blog 237

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I have to pinch myself sometimes when I stick my head out the door and realise I actually live in El Terreno in

Friday, August 17, 2018 Blog 2434

I'm starting a new series of Rolling Armchair Travel pieces from Palma de Mallorca! Yes, Rolling Armchair. It means I'm kind of sitting down - while moving! I will show you Palma and

Cecilie has worked as a feature- and column writer and photographer at the South China Morning Post, as a Cantonese radio presenter at Radio Television Hong Kong as well as making hundreds of podcasts and language videos and travel documentaries.

After 30 years in China/Hong Kong where she ran Happy Jellyfish People’s Democratic Language Bureau specialising in making Cantonese a world language with the slogan “Learn Cantonese the Natural Way – from a Norwegian!” Cecilie’s life mission as a “Cantonese Fundamentalist” was to make the whole world speak Cantonese. Failing somewhat in this endeavour she eventually felt the pull of her European roots, and packed up her beloved “gaff” on Lantau Island, scene of hundreds of Sichuan lunches and dinners, in January 2018.

She now lives in Palma de Mallorca with her two dogs, enjoying fresh air and architectural beauty.