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RELAXING IN VIENNA: Pretty cakes and baroque architecture

I was looking forward to this trip. For Easter in 2014 we went to Prague and had the best time, and I thought Vienna would be a nice follow up. 523 more words


Anna’s Army

At 4 a.m., two Ford Transit vans barrel down an otherwise empty road on their way to a military camp at an undisclosed location in the Donbass region of Ukraine. 1,434 more words


15 Eastern European Cult Classic Films You Should Know About

When the end of a war leaves an Iron Curtain and a totalitarian communist government in its wake, what is a filmmaker to do? The answer, based on what Eastern European film history seems to tells us, is to create satirical comedies that use bizarre scenarios, zany humor, and anything else available to get dissenting messages across without being shut down by film censors (and possibly imprisoned by the government).  1,868 more words


From the Autumn of Nations to the EuroMaidan

A debate on the current situation in Europe in the context of 25th anniversary of the fall of communism.Participants: Zbigniew Janas, Dietmar Nietan, Lutz Rathenow and Mykola Riabchuk… 9 more words

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Hot Chocolate and Other World-wide Misunderstandings

For the first 23 years of my life, I lived in a middle-class American world. I grew up in the fifties and sixties, confident that our way of life was best. 582 more words


Jewels in the crown - Romania and Hungary

So its been a while since the Poland blog after which we travelled through Slovakia and down into Hungary. Hungary was a complete highlight of the trip and I’d noted down a whole list of mentions for the next entry but decided to tag Romania in with it. 965 more words


Prancin' Around Prague: A Gem of Central Europe

Prague is one of those places that sounds exotic for being in Europe — if you’re in the area, it’s totally a city you need to visit. 742 more words