Central Europe

Travel, Love, Drunken Urination, and Zagreb

I woke up in a bed that wasn’t mine in Ljubljana. Actually, it was a couch. After a quick inspection I realized that there was no one around and my belt was undone. There was also a strong musk of the dark beer I had been drinking the previous night emanating from the plant pot […]

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Since We Split Up Last Spring: A Love Letter to Berlin

Hi Berlin! How have you been since we last saw each other? Any news? Of course there must be news, you are so energetic and dynamic and you keep surprising yourself and others by your constant development. Am I blushing? I guess I am. I always am. So… Okay, I will be straight up with […]

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The Pathological Low Self-Esteem of Eastern (Central) Europeans

The “Eastern versus Central Europe paradigm” is disputed by pretty much everyone who was born in the “Eastern part of Central Europe” or the “Western part of Eastern Europe”, etc. Saying something inconsiderately about this part of Europe, mixing up the regions or using the geographical definition instead of the economic or political definition of […]

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Porn, Pálinka, Nazis: This Is Hungary

If you ask any random person what he/she knows about Hungary – and yes, please let’s suppose that this person can place this teeny-tiny country on an approximate map of Europe – most likely you will hear the following holy trinity: porn, strong spirits and Nazis (if you also hear “dictator” than you must have […]

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Czech Republic – Where No One Gives a Fuck

During those years I have spent living in Prague, I have often wondered what the most appropriate tourism slogan would be for the Czech Republic. I ended up coming up with the following: “Czech Republic: Where no one gives a fuck”. In the beginning you are amazed to see and experience such a level of presumed […]

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