Exploring cultures and communities – the slow way

Foreignness is often deliciously exotic. In an unusual departure from the regular hidden europe style, we place ourselves in the position of a child pondering worlds beyond the home village.

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You can watch the globe forever, but still you won't know any more about Russia. Britain red. Russia green. Blue for the world's great seas where swim the sharks. White for the icy Arctic where polar bears roam. Green for Russia. Why green? Everything I read about Russia is red.

You can watch the globe forever, but still you won’t know any more about Russia. They have funny writing. Secretly when no-one is looking I write a curious code. All funny letters that I think look a bit like Russian ones.

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and manage hidden europe, a Berlin-based editorial bureau that supplies text and images to media across Europe. Together they edit hidden europe magazine. Nicky and Susanne are dedicated slow travellers. They delight in discovering the exotic in the everyday.

This article was published in hidden europe 24.