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Category Archives: Europe

First Impressions from Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris

By Editor-in-Chief David Lee Cummings in Paris, France. I’m on my way to Bangaluru (formerly Bangalore), India, and it’s been an adventurous 15 hours. Currently I write in the Charles

What Are They Really Fighting, Dying for in Ukraine?

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From Correspondent Anna Ivanova in Russia. A war in Europe is the last thing anyone could have imagined happening in 2014. A war some 500 km from my hometown was

Where Did the “Keep Calm and Carry On” Meme Come From?

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By Editor-in-Chief David Lee Cummings in Cincinnati, Ohio. Surely you’ve seen the “Keep Calm and Carry On” meme on a T-shirt or the Internet. So, where did this ubiquitous iconic

Holy Śmigus-Dyngus! You’ve Never Seen Easter Like This

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By Correspondent Kasia Steward in England. Easter time in Poland is full of unique traditions, but nothing stands out more for me than the so-called ‘Śmigus-Dyngus’, also known as ‘Wet

Paphos a city bathed in history

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By Correspondent Rosie Makri in Paphos, Cyprus. A small island like country of Cyprus has a vast variety of historical places to visit, especially my very own home town of

Top 10 Places to Visit in Romania

A beautiful place in Romania

By Correspondent Georgiana Drauceanu in Arad, Romania. Internationally, Romania is not a very appreciated country because of the way its people are seen and all the bad things that they

Spring traditions in Bulgaria

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By Correspondent Vidka in Karlovo, Bulgaria. Spring traditions in Bulgaria are very colorful, full of life, hope and light. In the old times our spring customs and rituals were believed

Russia Wants Vichy Ukraine?

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By Correspondent Andreiy Voloshyn in Ukraine.  It is popular now to compare Putin to Hitler. The occupation of Crimea is most often compared to how Hitler occupied the Sudetenland of

Ancient Easter Traditions Latvians Still Practice

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By Correspondent Kristine Fedotova in Riga, Latvia.  When it comes to Latvians and traditions, there is a lot to talk about. This country in North-Eastern Europe near the Baltic Sea

Croatian food and houses

Houses in Croatia

By Correspondent Velimir Baksa in Varaždin, Croatia. What to say? What to write about food in Croatia? The easiest way to describe food in Croatia is as regional food. Every region,