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Balkan Trip 5: War Voyeurism

(For a bigger picture of the trip, please do read the previous Balkan Trip posts ūüėČ ) I thought I was well-informed about the Bosnian War. After all,…

Balkan Trip 4: Meeting Mostar

(Previously in this Balkan Trip series: Aboard The Budapest-Split Train, A Night in Split, and Dubrovnik Days. Enjoy! ) 26 June 2013. My bus from Dubrovnik passed through…

Balkan Trip 3: Dubrovnik Days

(If you’d like your readings in chronological order, make sure you’ve read Balkan Trip 1: Aboard The Budapest-Split Train and Balkan Trip 2: A Night in Split before…

Balkan Trip 2: A Night in Split

“Here is Marko Marulińá, the inventor of iPad,” said the girl who guided us in a free walking tour while grinning. She chuckled, inviting me to chuckle along…

Balkan Trip 1: Aboard The Budapest-Split Train

June 21st was the start of my so-called Balkan trip. So many changes happened even in the planning stage. Initially I wanted to have an ambitious Budapest-Zagreb-Split-Dubrovnik-Mostar-Sarajevo-Podgorica-Pristina-Skopje trip…

Graduation Ceremony and (Lots of) Unfinished Business

Ok, so two weeks ago I got to get my graduation ceremony. It’s like a HUGE reminder that after almost two years of having fun hard work, the…

Never Too Much of Mucha (and Manga)

(an image-heavy post) I went to Prague a few weeks ago and I had some serious dose of art nouveau fix. To be exact (and dramatic), I felt…

Easter Eggs

It’s Easter — again. Today’s the Easter for Orthodox Christians, and as I have one of them as a lovely flatmate, I get my share of egg-ly fun….

Szecesszió Budapest: Török Bankház

Another szecesszi√≥ (art nouveau) gem of Budapest is the T√∂r√∂k Bankh√°z, the Turkish Bank. The building, designed by architects Armin HegedŇĪs and Henrik B√∂hm, was built in 1906…

Szecesszi√≥ Budapest: √Ėd√∂n Lechner

I can never get enough of art nouveau, jugendstil, modernisme, sezessionstil.. or szecesszi√≥, the Hungarians say. I’m definitely not an artist, nor an art expert neither an architect,…

From Russia With Love

A few days ago a surprise postcard arrived. Sent from Yekaterinburg, the date stamped is March 15th 2013. “I thought it’d arrive before or right on the 23rd,”…

20-something Years Ago

‘Twas started with eating macaroons from the dangerous Sugar! in the middle of term papers rush/procrastinating session in CEU, and conversation drifted to snacks eaten during our childhood…