Friday, January 18, 2019
Culture differences

Culture differences

Culture differences in stories are about a specific geographical location.

Košice-Ushgorod-Annabel

Košice – Ushgorod

Crossing the EU border 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 my first time...
Karpati

Brains but no work in Sibiu Rumania

A new Euro generation tries to build a life I am in the train from Brasov to Sibiu, in the middle of Rumania. The weather is cold and there is some snow. The train slides...
Angela-Šutka

Angela Šutka Macedonia

The only Roma town in 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 boards....
Mastak-Natalya

Entrepreneurship in Lviv: Natalya and Vitaly

A start up business in leather goods in Lviv Ukraine, 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 does...
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...

Minsk: Sasha and Korpus kulturtsenter

Living in Belarus Belarus, December 2017 Minsk is a surrealistic place where time seems frozen and the Sovjet Union still fully in operation. Lenin statues elswhere removed are still prominent as are streetnames like vulitsia Karl...
Bright colors near Divkanka

Olexandra, a village near Dikanka

Plains near Poltava 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 are...
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...

Przemyśl, Weronika and Mikal

European youth January 2016 Przemyśl is a sleepy bordertown in the east of Poland, just a few kilometers away from the Ukrainian border. The river that splits the town in two halves was once the border between...

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