yurilandingRoad to Gagarin

Off to Russia in search of the first man in space, Yuri Gagarin (1934-1968). Forget gulags and gangsters for  a minute, and embrace the original Big G of Zero-G.


titolandingWelcome to Yugoville

The former Yugoslavia and its people helped me  discover my South Slavic soul. So toss back  a slivovic or two while perusing this archive.



Back to the Bloc

Fifteen years after the Wall came down, nostalgia is fuelling a new kind of quirky tourism in Berlin. Spreewald pickles anyone? Crunchy!