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Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Wedged between the Alps and the Adriatic Sea, Croatia and Slovenia oscillate between the desire for more togetherness and the borders in people’s mindsMany 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 agoOn 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 beingby Faris Kočan & Kaja PrimoracThe 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...
Wedged between the peaks of the Carpathian Mountains and the rivers Tisza and Danube, Hungary is a land of wide plains, spicy paprika and fiery music.Compiled by Anastasia Gromontova & Benjamin Wolf1. TAKE A BATH IN ONE OF BUDAPEST’S FAMED SPAS2,000 years ago, Roman legionnaires enjoyed the region’s hot springs, building more than 14 baths. The Turks revived this...
Hungary
Hungary oscillates between notions of past grandeur and a deep longing for calm. True democracy, it seems, has no chance but to fall by the wayside.Thirty seconds and we are live in Echo TV’s freshly refurbished news studio. The room is half-lit with merely the silhouette of the anchorman showing. A timer is ticking, adding suspense to the revelations...
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