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Seattle’s Bumbershoot festival. Fleet Foxes, Portishead, Mogwai, STRFKR, Vetiver, Little Dragon, They Might Be Giants, Trombone Shorty and Orleans Ave, Cave Singers, Shabazz Palaces, PS I love You, Ray LaMontagne, Creole Choir of Cuba, Wet Ink Ensemble, Despot, Danny Brown, … Continue reading
Užupis Constitution in Vilnius. Those last 3 points are an inspiring summation of the Lithuanian spirit. Lithuanian forests are so deep, so haunting, so ancient, so filled with spirit, they would make the Blair Witch cringe. Moonlit views of those … Continue reading
Clock tower views of the Bratislava central square’s holiday booths. When ethnic tensions no longer held under wraps by the USSR split Czechoslovakia in 1993, Czechia definitely took most of the fame. Slovakia, the lesser known brother, is a small … Continue reading
Prague, the center of Bohemia. Free love. Beer. Atheism. World’s oldest bridge. World’s biggest castle. Absinth. Kafka. Prague is Eastern Europe’s most glorified city. But after this, my second trip, I still ponder why.
Budapest, Hungary. The quintessential Eastern European city in that it’s so quixotic, so different from the rest of Eastern Europe yet it echoes with so many historical and cultural similarities to elsewhere in Europe. I’d like to put my finger … Continue reading
What, what’s the sun doing in Poland in winter? Oh, setting at 2:45pm, that’s what it’s doing… The scent of diesel and smoldering rubbish, a gloomy populace and an ethos of perpetual defiance. I must be in Eastern Europe! Am … Continue reading