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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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When porcelain meets snowglobes

By Petra Tkalcec / 2013-02-01

Not far from where I live, there is a little street…just under the Budapest Castle hill. It is quiet and magical. In one of the houses in that street a Girl Next Door Viki Hitka makes Soulglobes – “usual and unusual globes with a hint of snow or with a pinch of sunshine”. Zsolnay is […]

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Google Slavonia for Alphabet

By Petra Tkalcec / 2013-01-30

  Vladimir Živković from Osijek, Croatia made a typography poster using Google Earth images of a region in east Croatia – Slavonia. What an idea!   Check out Vladimir’s other projects here. Know of anything similarly interesting? Give us a lead, let us know! We’d love to check it out!

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Best of Eurovision Eastern European style

By Petra Tkalcec / 2013-01-29

Eurovision is one of the oldest running television-programs, existing since 1956. It is, according to Wikipedia “one of the most watched non-sporting events in the world”. It is also one of the most ridiculously funny serious events that ever existed. It did launch 2-3 super stars, like Abba or Celine Dion, but apart from that […]

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Mpemba WHAT? Hot Ice?

By Petra Tkalcec / 2013-01-22

Have you ever heard of the phenomenon of hot water freezing quicker than cold water? I haven’t, but apparently it does. And there is a name for it, The Mpemba effect! The phenomenon mentioned as early as 4th century BC by Aristotle was brought back to the scientific table in early 1960s, when a Tanzanian […]

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Bocuse d’Or 2013 – two is our number

By Petra Tkalcec / 2013-01-18

Bocuse d’Or is one of the most prestigious gastronomic competitions in the world. Created by the French Chef Paul Bocuse in January 1987 it is held bi-annualy in Lyon, France. This year’s Championship has 24 finalists and 2 of them are from Eastern Europe. Estonia as an old contestant, represented by Heidi Pinnak, Chef of […]

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What’s with all that snow?

By Petra Tkalcec / 2013-01-16

When a month ago God decided to dump enormous amounts of snow at sporadic places in Europe, a 25 year old guy from Pančevo decided that instead of complaining about the weather and street maintenance services, he was going to turn the traffic collapse to his own advantage

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Butchers Festival in Budapest

By Petra Tkalcec / 2013-01-14

Budapest loves festivals and festivals love Budapest. Every year we get at least one ‘1st’ festival that is sure to continue for many years to come. In 2012 it was the Bread and Pastry festival. Now, at the very beginning of 2013, to warm us up for the Mangalitsa festival in February (where we get […]

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