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Light, Air and Sun in the Palace of the Proletariat

Light, Air and Sun in the Palace of the Proletariat

Once you make it past the crowds of tourists basking in the imperial splendour of the Schönbrunn Palace, grab yourself a seat on the U4 subway line an ...
Vienna: a Long Way Home

Vienna: a Long Way Home

After ten years on the move – some 25 countries, five universities across three continents, three passports, countless apartments, all personal belong ...
Three Years - Three Continents - Three Rainbows

Three Years - Three Continents - Three Rainbows

I. Ladakh, India     Leaving behind the cacophonous traffic jams of Srinagar, the road climbs up, clinging to the side of the crumb ...
Myanmar: Gone for a Walk

Myanmar: Gone for a Walk

We are drinking green tea from tiny ceramic cups, contorted into the child-sized plastic chairs that are the defining element of every teahouse and ro ...
Taming the Jungle in Meghalaya

Taming the Jungle in Meghalaya

If you catch a train heading north from Calcutta, passing through the narrow isthmus that connects the large bulk of India with its reclusive north-ea ...
There Is No Escaping Death in Tana Toraja

There Is No Escaping Death in Tana Toraja

From the mummies of Egypt, the Père Lachaise cemetery in Paris and the bone-filled catacombs below it, Mao's embalmed body on Tiananmen Square or the ...
KYRGYZSTAN: YELLOW, RED, GREEN, BLUE

KYRGYZSTAN: YELLOW, RED, GREEN, BLUE

At seven years of age Mazarkul plays Uno like an old pro at a high-stakes poker game. He flings his cards onto the pile with a gambler's disregard for ...
MOLDOVA: A ROADTRIP INTO THE WORLD’S LARGEST WINE CELLAR

MOLDOVA: A ROADTRIP INTO THE WORLD’S LARGEST WINE CELLAR

In Western Europe the mention of Moldova mostly draws blank looks and indifferent shrugs. As both the poorest and the least-visited country in Europe, ...
Impressions from a timeless corner of Romania

Impressions from a timeless corner of Romania

The “where” is clear enough: Breb is a small village at the foot of mount Gutâi in the remote Romanian region of Maramureș, which hugs the rolling hil ...