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- Viennese Inferiority Complex 1 year ago Vienna’s Inferiority Complex In the book Café Europa, Slavenka Drakulic claims that, wherever you go in eastern Europe, you see places naming themselves Europe, Paris, London, New York. They do this, she says, because they have want to show that … Continue reading →
- Central Europe and Its Lunatic, Haphazard Cathedrals 1 year ago St Mary’s Cathedral, Krakow, Poland. First built in the 1220s. Destroyed. Rebuilt in Gothic style, 1320s. Windows added 1350s. Vaulting added, early 1400s. Chapels added, mid 1400s. 1700s, interior gutted and redone in Baroque.
- Dogs, Danger, and Developing Nations 1 year ago It’s a glorious day to explore in Oshweitheim (phonetic name). The sun is shining on the squat Polish houses, the inhabitants of this small town are wandering around with their lunches and children in tow, and everywhere flowers are turning … Continue reading →
- There's A Spider on My Bed: Life With the Window Open 1 year ago There’s a Spider on My Bed: Life with the Window Open Take One: a cricket in a dorm shower. AHHH!! Shit, shit, shit, shoes, need a shoe, STOMP. Take Two: A month in at the Czech Republic, a spider on … Continue reading →
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