Category Archives: Ukraine

Journey to the Center of Europe – Kruhlyi, Ukraine

Zur deutschen Fassung. For the project “Journey to the Center of Europe”, I am going to visit all the places that have ever laid claim to being the geographical center of Europe or the European Union. And write about them. … Continue reading

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Journey to the Center of Europe

Zur deutschen Fassung. It is July 15th, 2022. The early hours of the day are still morning-pleasantly fresh, although it will turn into a very hot day. There is even a bit of a drizzle in between. The kind of … Continue reading

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Escaping the War

You can’t hear it in the photo, but the girl was crying. Photographed in Solotwyno, Ukraine, in July 2022.

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Back from the Carpathians

Zur deutschen Fassung. Shockingly little has happened on this blog in the last few months. :-( First, this was due to university, where I am working on a paper about the history of labor in the Middle Ages and in … Continue reading

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A Walk around Odessa

Zur deutschen Fassung. Usually I write about cities to motivate you to visit them yourself. In the case of Odessa, the Ukrainian port city on the Black Sea, which, as you will see, is so much more than a port … Continue reading

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One Hundred Years Ago, Germany and Russia laid the Foundation for World War II – April 1922: Rapallo

Zur deutschen Fassung. Did you ever notice that the term “discovery” is only used when a white guy first steps onto some territory, where non-white folks have been living for a long time? And that fake explorer fame is even … Continue reading

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Ukrainian Tears

Zur deutschen Fassung dieses Berichts. It’s been two years since I visited my friends Yaniv and Nastya in Odessa. Because of Covid, we hadn’t had any chance to meet since, but this spring we wanted to make it happen. In … Continue reading

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Humanity’s Response to Catastrophes

A symbolic photo, taken in Odessa, Ukraine.

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Attack on Odessa

I am currently working on an article about the Ukrainian port city of Odessa, where I was staying in January 2020, until the Corona pandemic called me back home. Because the article will be as comprehensive as you already fear, … Continue reading

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Blue & Yellow

When I lived in Ukraine, I poked fun at how many things were painted in blue and yellow, down to rubbish bins and park benches. I wouldn’t do that anymore today. Now, I am happy about every blue-and-yellow flag which … Continue reading

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