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10 Albanian habits that are making me a rude American

When you’re living somewhere new, it’s easy to acquire traits to mimic what is around you. Living in Albania, I’ve started to “become Albanian” in many ways: the way I cross the street, order at restaurants, look (i.e. 795 more words

From The Field

Canadians won’t know cost of Ukraine mission until 2015

Taxpayers will have to wait until next year before they find out how much Canada’s military contribution to deal with the crisis in Ukraine is costing them. 642 more words


When is a ceasefire not a ceasefire?

How about when nobody has actually ceased firing?

Shelling has killed six people and wounded 15 others in the rebel stronghold of Donetsk, the city council said, the worst reported violence since a ceasefire between Russian-backed rebels and Ukrainian troops began on September 5.

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What Is It Good For?

Beer – Into the Light

Having dealt with the dark stuff, it seems logical to progress with a look at some of the paler beers from central and eastern Europe that are available in the UK. 742 more words


And a new adventure begins

So here begins a new adventure for me and Ad (the fiancé.) We’ve packed our life into boxes and as we speak they should be on their way back to New Zealand where we (eventually) will be ending up. 76 more words


Adventures in Riga

Last week Mr O and I continued our great love affair with Eastern Europe by taking a trip to Riga. Riga is the capital of Latvia, which is the middle Baltic state (in terms of both size and location). 2,476 more words