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Taking a motorail train

Taking a motorail train

It’s 6:40 in the evening. The old lady is removing the blinds that were protecting her apartment from the scorching sun. A force of habit, probably: s ...
Discovering a new world

Discovering a new world

While travelling through Western Europe this year, my wife and I visited Seville, Spain, and Lisbon, Portugal, among other destinations. These two cit ...
Taming the Jungle in Meghalaya

Taming the Jungle in Meghalaya

If you catch a train heading north from Calcutta, passing through the narrow isthmus that connects the large bulk of India with its reclusive north-ea ...
In the school of taking it slow

In the school of taking it slow

Sometimes I feel like some animals can tell me much more than certain people. Well, actually, I often feel like that. Of course, I don’t discuss metap ...
The Hungarian Sea

The Hungarian Sea

Every year, Slovenians travel to the Croatian coast, to Italy and Austria en masse; interestingly enough, however, we nearly never venture across the ...
Whoever visits Crete ...

Whoever visits Crete ...

... is not a cretin, and neither is anybody living there.  At the end of March, I had the opportunity to visit Crete, the largest island in Greec ...
A warm-weather getaway to the island of eternal spring

A warm-weather getaway to the island of eternal spring

Gloomy weather, the fog lurking around the Ljubljana Basin, and low temperatures in winter can prove to be an excellent incentive to go somewhere warm ...
Of bears and men

Of bears and men

I recently read an article in the Delo newspaper that spoke about bears, their increasing presence in Slovenian forests, and the equally increasing ne ...
KYRGYZSTAN: YELLOW, RED, GREEN, BLUE

KYRGYZSTAN: YELLOW, RED, GREEN, BLUE

At seven years of age Mazarkul plays Uno like an old pro at a high-stakes poker game. He flings his cards onto the pile with a gambler's disregard for ...
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