Thursday, August 6, 2020
Culture differences

Culture differences

Culture differences in stories are about a specific geographical location.

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Maria Bakalo in Lviv

Ukraine, Lviv, December 2017  2018 Lviv Lead picture: Maria Bakalo (Masha) during a rehearsal of a new performance. I met Masha in 2016 and revisited her in 2017. Simferopol is her birthplace but she moved to...

Minsk: Sasha and Korpus kulturtsenter

Living in Belarus Belarus, December 2017 Nearly three decades ago the Sovjet Union disintegrated, fragmenting into a multitude of states, each developing their own way. I am in Belarus and the sensation emerges the clock just...
Mastak-Natalya

Entrepreneurship in Lviv: Natalya and Vitaly

A start up business in leather goods in Lviv Ukraine, Lviv, December 2017 Natalya teaches at University and gives language lessons online. She was my teacher from whom I learned the basics in Ukrainian. Teaching, however,...
Auschwitz

Saul in Krakow

Auschwitz January 2016 My head is still full of my visit to Birkenau. What most impressed me was the vastness of the camp and what meager protection the barracks gave so death resulted also from just...
bow strings

Bow strings from Simone in Amsterdam

Destiny Amsterdam, The Netherlands, September 2016 Simone looks up from her work to me through the open door of her workshop. She just finished her rolled cigarette. It is a perfect hot early September afternoon in...
Samotrakhi

Beachclub Samotrakhi Greece

Tourism and the EU June 2011 More than 30 years ago my wife and I had a wonderfull time camping on this relatively unknown Greek island. On the ferry from the mainland from Alexandopoulis the presence...
Karpati

Brains but no work in Sibiu Rumania

A new Euro generation tries to build a life I am on the train from Brasov to Sibiu, in the middle of Rumania. The weather is cold and there is some snow. The train slides...
Bright colors near Divkanka

Olexandra, a village near Dikanka

Plains near Poltava Ukraine, October 2016 Sunflower fields are abundant around Poltava, Ukraine. It is an important local industry and has been for almost a century. It is autumn now so the remains of the plants...
Angela-Šutka

Angela Šutka Macedonia

The only Roma town in Macedonia Macedonia, Skopje, August 2012 It is not easy to find the right bus to my destination Šutka. The signs are confusing and the name does not appear on the notice...
Košice-Ushgorod-Annabel

Košice – Ushgorod

Crossing the EU border Ukriane, Slovakia, Uzhgorod, August 2014 There is airco when the driver feels like it. It is nearly 40 degrees in the bus from Košice in Slovakia to Uzhgorod Ukraine. This will be...

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