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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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2 Cellos and Plitvice Lakes

By Petra Tkalcec / 2014-07-11

Nature and Beauty and Cellos Watch this video of guys from 2 Cellos perform an awesome gig at Plitvice lake in Croatia. What more can you ask for… This time with Mumford & Sons “I Will Wait” remake, filmed at magic Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia.   *2 Cellos are the most downloaded Ex Yugoslavian […]

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Skate film Take back the city of Budapest

By Petra Tkalcec / 2014-06-23

Get outdoor skate park made possible by Vodafone Firsts. Balazs used mobile technology to crowd source hundreds of skaters to appear in his video. He has recruited hundreds of skaters to make his first film and revive skateboarding in Budapest. Vodafone has created a documentary about his drive to refurbish Europes largest skate park.  

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Young Balkan Designers contest winners announced

By Petra Tkalcec / 2014-03-20

Winners of the Young Balkan Designesr Contest have been announced. Due to the quality of applications (220 came in) 20 winners have been chosen instead of the planned 10. Winning projects of this year’s contest are: 3 IN A BUNDLE, Jelena Holec (Croatia); B LAMP, Andrea Pavićević (Montenegro); FAN SHIELD, Marijana Džambo (Bosnia & Herzegovina); […]

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Halfbike by Kolelinia

By Petra Tkalcec / 2014-03-17

Bikejogging in the city Halfbike is great for commuting and transforms it from a monotonous task into a vibrant part of our everyday life. It is suitable for short distances and in conjunction with public transport could be taken on board for longer trips. Halfbike is compact enough for an elevator, light enough to carry […]

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I am a Ukrainian

By Petra Tkalcec / 2014-02-19

So brave! Spread the word! To see more of the Maidan and the people who are protesting there, please visit this website.

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Spotted in Čakovec: Happy

By Petra Tkalcec / 2014-02-17

Happy people of Čakovec, Croatia, sharing positivity on Saturday dancing to Pharrell Williams’ Happy. All generations dancing togethe in this flash-mob type of thingie arranged thru a facebook group ČAKOVČANKE I ČAKOVČANCI. Čakovec (pronounced [t͡ʃâkɔ̝v̞et͡s]) (other names Csáktornya, Aquama and Tschakathurn) is a city in northern Croatia, located around 90 kilometres (56 miles) north of Zagreb, […]

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Healthy People for Fun

By Petra Tkalcec / 2014-02-06

Documentary directed, written, shot and edited by Karpo Aćimović Godina. Nations and ethnic groups in the province of Vojvodina live(d) in harmonious coexistence. However, members of the same ethnic groups paint facades of their houses the same color — Croats red, Hungarians green, and Slovaks blue… The film delighted audiences at the premiere and won […]

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Parfum by Boggie

By Petra Tkalcec / 2014-01-22

Boggie aka Boglárka Csemer – Hungarian jazz singer performing Parfum in this fantastic video, available in Hungarian and French! 2013 was her yer, after coming out with her first independent album in April, the tri-lingual (English, French and Hungarian) album instantly became a bestseller and 2 numbers (Jápankert (Japanese garden) and Sing Lullaby were selected for […]

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Russian mobsters toombstones

By Petra Tkalcec / 2014-01-02

Russian photographer Denis Tarasov’s Essences series consists of photos of Russian mobsters of the 90’s taken at cemeteries in Russia and Ukraine. Images: Denis Tarasov, Untitled (from the Essence Series), 2013

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