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Petra Tkalcec

Petra is a Co-founder and Executive Editor of EastOK Europe. She is a Croatian living in Budapest with her Serbian husband, two sons and an English bulldog.

About Petra Tkalcec

Petra is a Co-founder and Executive Editor of EastOK Europe. She is a Croatian living in Budapest with her Serbian husband, two sons and an English bulldog.

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Halfbike II

By Petra Tkalcec / 2015-04-08

Remember Halfbike by Kolelinia from last year? Yesterday, just before I went to bed I saw the new, Halfbike II Kickstarter campaign started. And today, just 24 hrs later they have already reached their goal of 50 K  dollars! Halfbike is both compact and light, so you can take it practically everywhere with you. Since […]

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The Polish invented a new sport

By Petra Tkalcec / 2015-03-27

The Polish have invented a new sport, and it is insane! The concept is basically the same as the tug-of-war, only instead of a rope there is a canoe and the winner is the team who can ‘push’ better rather than pull, so watch carefully, you might think the winning team is loosing for a […]

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Win a trip to Estonia for two

By Petra Tkalcec / 2015-03-19

The Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs opened its annual Estonia-themed quiz “Estonia Quiz 2015”, with its grand prize of a trip for two to Estonia. In order to participate in the draw, you must first correctly answer all 12 questions in the online quiz. Links are provided for finding the answers; they will help lead […]

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Yet another Michelin star in Budapest

By Petra Tkalcec / 2015-03-10

According to the recent press release Budapest gained another Michelin star restaurant this year. The newest addition is the 12th district Tanti restaurant. To recap, the first restaurant in Hungary to earn a Michelin-star, and the second in the central and Eastern European region after Prague’s Allegro was Costes, a restaurant located in Budapest downtown. This […]

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Acrobatic gymnastics is not dead

By Petra Tkalcec / 2015-03-06

Not into acrobatic gymnastics? Think again! We don’t think we have ever seen a more inventive gymnastics routine than the one Ukrainian girls Kateryna Kalyta, Nataliya Vinnyk és Luliia Odintsova did in Finals at the 2010 World Championships in Wroclaw, Poland. Great, inventive routine. Placed 3rd after Russia and Great Britain.

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Yugoslavia on Jimmy Fallon’s #MisheardLyrics

By Petra Tkalcec / 2015-03-05

There is this thing on Jimmy Fallon’s The Tonight Show twitter page, where every Wednesday he sends a hashtag in the middle of the day and people are supposed to tweet anything connected to that hashtag. When #MisheardLyrics was a theme everything is funny until this tweet is mentioned: “If you start me up” by […]

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European Tree of the year announced

By Petra Tkalcec / 2015-03-05

IS it not great that contests like this exist at all? We have less and less treas all over the world so we better pay some attention to the ones that are still here. What is great about this contest is that it focuses on the personal story behind the tree in question and the […]

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