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Berlin Salis Cafe Mauerpark

Phoenix and coffee to come back for

Germany, Berlin, Prenzlauer Berg March 2019 Not a minute is lost, life is taken seriously here. During the last 45 years, I have been in Berlin frequently and have seen it change. The broody atmosphere...
Minaret Al Pakistani

Hospitality and Inequality

Pakistan, Lahore september 2019 What is normal? This question has been swirling in my mind for the two weeks I had the privilege to spend in Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan. Confronted with a different society with different...
contours

All is quiet on the eastern front

Ukraine Donbass February 2019 Slovjansk, Kurakhove, Avdivka, Mariupol. Video available below article, scroll down In the forgotten trenches of Europe, war is grinding into its sixth year.  I am in Kurakhove, east Ukraine. In the distance,...
cockroaches

The cockroaches migrate in summer

February 2019 Lviv Ukraine Remember your years as a student? The best years of your life they say. A little spartan here and there but overall one big adventure. Here's the story of Tatjana, she...
Jerusalem boy at wall

In Israel everyone comes from somewhere

Israel Tel Aviv Jerusalem februari 2019 Who does not want to see Jerusalem just once in his life? It is curiosity that brought me here. Would Israel be like what I imagined based on the...
Viktoria Loekianetz

Stagefright

Ukraine Ternopil November 2018 Years of exercise, discipline and lessons preceded this moment. In only a few minutes your name will resound and all eyes and ears will be focussed on you. How you sing...

Because it is possible

The Netherlands IJmuiden October 2018 Aid Part 1: Dogs like human feces “Twelve years ago I visited Chișinău, the capital of Moldova, for the first time. I walked in a park and bumped into an elderly lady...
Vasile Victor Cobani

A glass of water for Vasile, ...

Moldova, Cobani October 2018 Aid Part 2: The final destination Buckwheat and red beetroot The elderly couple lives in just one room. The rectangular structure of concrete blocks measures eight by four meters. It is all they...
Estonia Sillamae

To wake up in another country in your own bed.

Estonia July 2018 In your own house, in your own bed: in the morning you wake up and suddenly you are in a different country. This experience seems impossible but it happened to many.. The dissolution...
Abderrakak El Maamna

Roots and identity, tradition and change

March 2018 Taroudant/Marrakech Morocco In the Sidi Ayoub area of the Medina (the town inside the city walls) of Marrakesch Abderrazzak El Maana unexpectedly addresses me in my own language with a charming southern...