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Local Stories

These are first-person stories about place-based experiences, cultural traditions, or daily aspects of life told from the perspective of people who identify as “local.”

Local Stories Not Your Average Italian Love Story

Hoping for movie-like romance in Florence, one American transplant found a heart full of love — but not in the way she expected.

Italy 5 Minutes Read
Local Stories Dried Apricots, the Taste of Summer in Winter

In Hunza, during the colder months organically preserved fruits are a sweet reminder of the bounty of warm, sunny days.

Pakistan 4 Minutes Read
Local Stories How Do You Celebrate? Presenting the 2023 Competition Shortlist

Resonate is delighted to announce that we have shortlisted the stories in our first-ever writing competition, where we asked you to celebrate local traditions…

Global 4 Minutes Read
Local Stories The Men Singing – and Saving – Ancient Carols

In the village of Jijila, during each festive season, 20 voices are raised in song to preserve Christmas carols that might otherwise have been lost.

Romania 4 Minutes Read
Local Stories Samhain: Digging Up the Celtic Roots of Halloween

The holiday takes many forms worldwide; but as its birthplace, Ireland has a particular claim to creepy fame.

Ireland 4 Minutes Read

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