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.

Have you ever been down to the railway line at night? I do that sometimes. Jakob and I go together. I place the globe behind my bedroom door, just to stop anyone trying to come in.


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About the authors

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and Susanne Kries 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.