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Reviving literature

By Petra Tkalcec / 2013-04-11

It is National Poetry Day in Hungary today. Celebrated ever since 1964 to commemorate the birthday of  Attila Jozsef, the poet. Sounds like those times in primary school when we learned to recite poems on Tito. What I am trying to say is, there is a slightly boring connotation to it. When I read: poetry […]

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Adopt 1sqm of your city in April

By Petra Tkalcec / 2013-04-09

  Here at EastOK Europe we love street art, flash mobs and all kinds of public movements that bring people closer to art and make public spaces more livable and interesting, which is why have to welcome the following project too. Adopt 1×1 meter public of space in a city anywhere in the word. The […]

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Watch out for the Giant Eggs

By Petra Tkalcec / 2013-03-28

In the little Lithuanian coastal town, Palanga, one whole street turns into an Easter Egg Alley during Easter period. Two-meter high and 1.5-meter-wide Easter eggs, decorated with authentic ethnic patterns can be found on Palanga’s main Basanavičius Street. Croatian city of Koprivnica and County Tourist Authority started a project called “Easter Egg from the Heart” […]

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Eastern Lovelock

By Petra Tkalcec / 2013-03-22

Love padlocks are a trend in which lovers put their initials on a lock, affix it to a fence which in most cases is a bridge one, and throw away the key forever, usually into whatever water is below. The trend is spreading like crazy all over the world and while in Riga, Latvia they […]

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Skiing Hungary: Mátraszentistván

By Petra Tkalcec / 2013-03-18

Last week we thought the spring is here, but towards the weekend the snow came back in form of a snowstorm that trapped thousands of people in their cars for over 20 hours. Now, it can easily be that people who found themselves trapped, half-frozen and hungry do not wish to read about snow or […]

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Skiing Macedonia: Popova Šapka

By Petra Tkalcec / 2013-02-21

Situated on the Šar Mountain about 40 km from the capital Skopje, Popova Šapka is one of the most popular winter ski resorts in Macedonia covering the area of 35km.  Ski slopes start at about 1700 meters with a maximum vertical drop of 1400m. Most ski slopes are above the tree line and the mountain […]

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When zebra becomes a Zebra

By Petra Tkalcec / 2013-02-15

Last year during our stay in Zagreb for summer holidays I took the boys for a walk towards the Zoo.  Leading to the main entrance of the Zoo there is a zebra, but a while ago the simple black and white striped zebra with strait lines was replaced by a new one, resembling the stripes […]

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History Written in Blood: Peace Monuments

By János Gömöri / 2013-02-09

“Si vis pacem, para bellum.” – If you wish for peace, prepare for war. At least that’s what the Romans used to say. If there is one thing Eastern Europe has had more than enough of, it is wars. Below you’ll find 5 peace monuments from Eastern Europe. Perhaps not so surprisingly the history of most […]

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Top 10 Capitals in Eastern Europe

By Nenad Andricsek / 2013-01-26

Couple of days ago there was an interesting article from Euromonitor that reported a list of 100 most visited cities in the World (according to data from 2011). The report shows somewhat expected results – the enormous expansion in the number of visits to Asian cities – but also some surprising data, for which I […]

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