Sunday, March 24, 2019
Culture differences

Culture differences

Culture differences in stories are about a specific geographical location.

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...
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...
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...
bow strings

Bow strings from Simone in Amsterdam

Destiny September 2016 Simone looks up from her work to me through the open door of her workshop. She just finished her rolled cigaret. It is a perfect hot early september afternoon in Amsterdam. There are...

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...
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...
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....
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...
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...

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