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Shopping time!

I know I had said that I was going to get in to transportation on this next blog post, but I figured that would be more fitting for a later assignment for my blog posts. 702 more words

BOOK REVIEW: THE INVISBLE ONES BY STEF PENNEY

The Invisible Ones by Stef Penney

Quercus (paperback), 2011

525 pages  

www.stefpenney.co.uk

BLURB FROM THE COVER 

Rose Janko has been missing for seven years. Her family has made no attempt to find her. 538 more words

Fiction

László Bogdán, the Roma miracle worker of Cserdi

The support of the three opposition parties for Albert Pásztor, former police chief of Miskolc, as the city’s mayoral hopeful caused a huge political storm which still hasn’t subsided. 1,041 more words

[TRAVEL] Day 3 in Vienna: when in doubt of origin, label them gypsies

It occurred to me that tourists in Europe (including myself) have this tendency to stereotype all darker-skinned, keychain-hawking entrepreneurs as Roma gypsies. I’m not sure if it is because gypsies have amassed a worldwide reputation for deftly setting ignorant travelers commercial traps or if our rude assumptions stem from the many Enid Blyton novels we ingested as children. 1,765 more words

Austria

Want A Group Of Gypsies To Get Off Your Lawn? Blast Some Dire Straits!

Trying to get a band of gypsies to leave my property isn’t exactly a problem of mine, but if it was, I now know exactly what to do: blast Dire Straits out of some speakers. 239 more words

Web Culture

Post-Romania Word Vomit

Top: Roma boy praying. Bottom: Myself jumping with Roma kids. 

Romania.  Before June 10, 2014, it was simply another unknown country filled with unknown people.   1,858 more words