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November 6, 2018

Schloss Neuschwanstein Survival

A Stroll Through the Mountainous Bavarian Countryside Towards Schloss Neuschwanstein - the Castle That Inspired Disney - Proved More Daring Than This Writer Had Anticipated! It was a beautiful, bright, crisp…
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Europe
October 26, 2018

Frost and Familiarity – Impressions of Zagreb

I sat on the train gazing up at the large grey pillows filling the sky, feeling small and insignificant, with still a few hours to go. I had my worldly…
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Europe
October 16, 2018

Some Corner of a Foreign Field

The Story of Five New Zealand POW’s Buried in Poznan, Poland A New Zealand expat in Poznan discovers the story of five countrymen buried far from home. First published in…
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EuropeTravel journal
August 24, 2018

In Search of My Family’s Jewish History in Lublin, Poland

Walking across the border from Slovakia into Poland felt like crossing into Narnia. The bridge that connects the two countries was covered in snow, surrounded by white mountains and frost…
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EuropeTravel journal
April 24, 2018

Thieves, Horseradish Vodka and St Sophia

How to Get a Meal in Kiev Kiev’s metro makes little sense. Below the main railway station commuters are funneled through an impossible labyrinth of white concrete tunnels, ending in…
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EuropeTravel journal
March 28, 2018

Nightfall in Wrocław Square

Western brands in the polished white shopping mall vanish as you exit, take the escalator, and find yourself in Poznan's grey, sooty train station. Down another escalator, outside and across…
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EuropeTravel journal
January 18, 2018

The Refugee Opera Singer from Iran

He was sitting at the table chatting to my friend when I came back from the bathroom. Dressed like a rock star, perfectly coiffed hair, contoured beard, a stud in…
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