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Kimmo Pohjonen – A fearless musical adventurer

As Jimi Hendrix is to the electric guitar, so is Finnish musician Kimmo Pohjonen to the accordion: a conceptualist and master improviser who has boldly taken his instrument beyond what has previously been thought possible. Certain...

LET ME ILLUSTRATE FOR YOU: „I’m not interested in politics“

Never mind the people that are not interested in politics. Because politics is still interested in them. The lower the interest, the better for politics. What does it even mean to not be interested in... Every coin that the state spends, is obtained from the citizens

The Balkans are a fascinating gastronomic region – Balkon3 interview with Zlatko Gall

“Eating only wholegrain cereal, some green leaves, drinking Evian water and running for 50 km a day. To hell with that! That’s not life” – Balkon3 interview with Zlatko Gall, a Croatian journalist, commentator, one of... Let people travel, not groceries

It’s pepper time!

From prehistoric times to the present, people have been on the quest for spices and condiments which add that special taste and smell to their food. A quest that contributed to the integration of man...
COOL AND CULTURAL: THE INCREDIBLE TINOS ISLAND

COOL AND CULTURAL: THE INCREDIBLE TINOS ISLAND

Third largest in the Cyclades archipelago, Tinos really has room for everyone: beach-partying youths, romantic couples, folklore admirers, Mediterranean foodies, religious pilgrims, marine-sports types, nature-loving types, art lovers and families with children! Tinos is located...

Let me illustrate to you – (I)Legitimate government

When does a certain government begin to lose its legitimacy? It happens at the exact moment when the government itself does not abide by the rules of the system. When it starts to deceive and... Brainwashing, intimidation, stereotypes

100 Best Things to do in Greece

Greece needs its tourist industry now more than ever; anyone choosing Greece as a holiday destination is helping to support its economy. Though struggling, it has lost none of its attraction for visitors; the Parthenon... You will neither regret nor forget it

BOZA AND SALEP: BEST DRINKS FOR COLD WINTER NIGHTS

Boza and salep are traditional drinks with specific, familiar flavors. They do not require expensive advertisements and advertising agencies. Their customers are regular, and can’t wait for wintertime to come, especially in the Balkan countries....

A journey around Christmas and two New Year’s Eves in 15 days

Macedonia is “the land of the holidays”. Citizens of this small Balkan country love to celebrate with friends and family in a lively atmosphere round full tables. With about twenty public and religious holidays it... Happy New Year and a Merry Christmas

THE EIGHT ABSURDS OF THE BALKAN BIG-STATE NATIONALISM

(Although there are millions of them, or the whole thing can be viewed as one great absurd, but still..) 1. Every country in the Balkans believes that it should be bigger than it is, to... We need at least one more Balkan peninsula to satisfy everybody