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A Brief Political History of Georgia (the Republic of)

Georgia is a land between political cultures. I’m not really sure if it’s a part of Asia or Europe, and I suppose the arbitrariness of such distinctions shows itself in the answer of the hour. If you ask Russia, its … Continue reading

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Summer Camp in Corfu, Greece

“You’re looking different! Browner, shirt open – not like a school teacher!” the host beamed. I wasn’t sure what she meant by her last, and I didn’t feel changed as compared to a few days earlier, but she was probably … Continue reading

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Naxos, Kyklades, Greece

What a difference to go from Santorini and its high-society, shopping-obsessed, shoulder-to-shoulder tourists to Naxos and its laid-back locals! It’s not that there weren’t tourists in Naxos – myself among them – it’s just that they haven’t yet taken over … Continue reading

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Tips and Advice for Visiting Santorini, Greece

Note: This post – truncated but still lengthy – deals with visiting the Aegean generally and with Santorini in particular. I’m saving Naxos for another post. Corfu is still a few days away – that will get its own treatment … Continue reading

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Arrival: Roma, Italia

Berlin to Roma. What a difference. From German to Italian (the former of which I understand maybe 15% of, the latter of which only 2-3%). From 77 F / 25 C and rain or overcast skies to 90 F / … Continue reading

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