Sunday, March 24, 2019
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All is quiet on the eastern front

Ukraine Donbass February 2019 Slovjansk, Kurakhove, Avdivka, Mariupol. In the forgotten trenches of Europe, war is grinding into its sixth year.  I am in Kurakhove,...

Fall down and get up

Serbia februari 2018 I meet Goran Mitrovic in Obenovac, an hour drive from Belgrade. Now 57 his life coincides with the most turbulent periods in...

Liepaja Latvia

August 2011 My son Peter and I arrive late at night in Liepaja after a long busride from Klaipeda (formerly called Memel in German) in...

Sovjet style corruption still prevails at state university in Lviv.

Lviv Ukraine December 2017 Exam time at Ivano Franko State University Lviv: a classroom where students are divided into two rows and a lecturer who’s...

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...

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...

Kovbasa krovjanka and farsherovanii perets in Drohobich

Ukrainian hospitality Drohobich, Ukraine, August 2016 Ukrainian language is not easy to master but I have decided to learn its basics, at least. In western  and...

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...

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...

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...

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