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Photo 101: Swarm

For today’s Photo 101 prompt, I wanted to post a clowder. This is, for your information, the word for a group of cats. As I was a few (dozen) cats short, I’m posting of swarm of disgruntled commuters. 12 more words


Poland - A Little Gem in Eastern Europe

Growing up in a polish family, Poland was always the place we travelled to, to visit relatives and learn about our family history. However, over the years I have seen all corners of this amazing country and have come to discover how great a holiday destination Poland really is. 641 more words


Pack to Travel - Make Your Travel Life a Breeze

I love to travel, but all my friends knew how tentative I was to travel to Eastern Europe in the unsettling climate of current world affairs. 1,895 more words


Vladislav Surkov on the future of Russia

My last discussion of the G20 caused a nervous phone-call from the Russian Ambassador in The Hague who put me through to Vladislav Surkov. Mr. 1,582 more words

Dealing With Truth Anyway

Alexander Gronsky, Pastoral, 2008 - 2012

Pastoral (2008 – 2012), by Alexander Gronsky (born in Estonia, based in Latvia), is a documentary series portraying the outskirts of Moscow, Russia.  As Gronsky explains, the main focus of the project was to show the complex interaction between people and nature in these unique parts of the Russian capital that are no longer urban and not really rural. 100 more words



It’ll be 2 years next month since our Christmas break to Prague and since we’re not going on one this year (how very sad!) I thought I’d relive the moment on here. 620 more words

The Velvet Revolution & Personal History

Today Vaclav Havel will be honored with a bust in the U.S. Capitol. Only three other international figures have been honored this way. This week’s ceremony marks the 25th anniversary of the start of the Velvet Revolution in Czechoslovakia. 227 more words

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