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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...
hutsul wedding Kryvorivnya

The future of the Polonyna

2021 7 Ukraine: Kryvorivnya, Verkhovyna, Rakhiv, Ust Chorna. “I would like to combine two worlds for myself. One world centres around keeping the cows, how to raise our calve for example. I want to learn...
Kushnetsia

The hijacking of the Nashy

2021 July Ukraine Uzhgorod Kushnytsia In the hills and valleys of the Carpathian mountains in Ukraine, Slovakia, Poland, and some other countries villagers speak a language different, though related, to other Slavic languages. So far...
survivors

Survivors

2021 August Hungary Sátoraljaújhely (Ujhel) Shifting borders, mass murder, deportation, forced migration; It is impossible to travel through eastern Europe without realising what happened in the last 80 years, during WW 2 and before the...
Mora-Siljan-Saxviken

Invandrare

June 2020 Stillingsön/Uppsala Sweden Invandrare “The little swelling in my neck bothered me for some time already but my colleagues said it was nothing. I work in a hospital and they are doctors so I thought...

Zirka

February 2020 Lviv Ukraine What did you do in the evening after a working day when you were 24? Possibly you were just too tired to do anything as you just started your first demanding...
Poverty Edinburgh

The invisible and the Samaritans

Scotland, UK, Edinburgh, December 2019 A tale of two cities The Christmas market in Edinburgh lights up the Princess Street Gardens. It is noisy and busy. All seems well in Scotland’s capital but 1 in 5...
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...

All is quiet on the eastern front

Ukraine Donbas February 2019 Slovyansk, 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,...