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  • #11 Exploring India

    « You can’t do that, you know the rules » the voice of the bus driver resonates through the outside speaker in a dystopian echo akin to 1984. My failed attempt at boarding a bus while it stopped at the traffic light and not at a proper station sums up my short stop in the United Arab…

  • #7 Turkey part two

    I’m surprised to learn that the festival near the Marmara Sea is called Otostop Festivali, an amusing hint at my favorite mode of transport. Myself and some friends I met in Istanbul are working at a food and drink stall. Our best seller is the famous çay, the Turkish national drink that locals sip tirelessly…

  • #6 Istanbul: where east meets west

    I’m leaving the EU for good this time. I first get a lift by a Bulgarian guy who happens to speak German. During my journey through the Balkans, I’ve been surprised to find out that speaking German comes in handy in this part of Europe. Many of my drivers didn’t speak a word of English…