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The mythic region at the edge of the Empire was once the cultural heart of Eastern Europe. Today, it is the engine of change pulling Ukraine to the West In Ukraine, they say if you want to see Europe on a thin wallet, visit Lviv. It starts with the architecture. Bizarre moldings stand side by side with edgy modernism and...
Vast, diverse and much closer than we might think, Ukraine is still an unknown land for many. A project by young Ukrainians aims to change that When I say I am from Ukraine, I can see the worry on people’s faces, their minds flooded by stereo-types of a dangerous, remote country, half-way out on the Asian steppe. What could I expect?...
Europe’s second-largest country flaunts the blue of its skies and the golden fields of wheat in its flag – but Ukraine has so much more to offer
Placed firmly on the fault lines of Europe, Ukraine looks both East and West. Yet, what Ukrainians fight for is nothing less than their future Among all European states Ukraine stands apart – historically, politically, geopolitically. One of the largest European states – just recently moved back to the map of Europe – it still remains a kind of “terra...
From the peaks of the Alps to the sand-stone of the Dalmatian coast, both Slovenia and Croatia have wonders small and tasty to share By Neža Lukančič & Benjamin Wolf © IFeelSlovenia Sleep in a Herdsman's Cottage in Velika Planina Located on the southern ridge of the Kamnik–Savinja Alps, the Velika Planina plateau hosts one of the largest shepherd’s settlements in Europe. The...
Wedged between the Alps and the Adriatic Sea, Croatia and Slovenia oscillate between the desire for more togetherness and the borders in people’s minds Many things unite Slovenia and Croatia, the two former socialist republics of Yugoslavia that together stretch along nearly 2,000 km of the Adriatic coast – although politicians often seem determined to emphasize the differences. Since the...
A borderland on the edge of cultures and empires, Croatia’s position today feels eerily like a century ago On Ban Jelačić, the central square in the Croatian capital of Zagreb, black letters carved into the white gray marble commemorate the honored dead: “Soldiers of the glorious 25th and 53rd Home Defenders Regiment, declaring themselves publicly in favor of the independent...
Slovenia
From snowy peaks to frothing waves, for the Slovenes, transition is a state of being by Faris Kočan & Kaja Primorac The Republic of Slovenia is one of the youngest countries in Europe, but like its neighbors in Central Europe, it has a long history – a territory the stage again and again for the great conquerors of history. The monuments...
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