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Border checkpoint

At 160 km/hr, we’re at Hungary/Serbia border at Roszke, site of last year’s police attacks on people on the move.

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24 hours in Budapest

One very short and very rich day in Budapest with Orsi, Samira and Navid. talking about events of last summer in hungary, and strategies for supporting people who are now here in hungary. learned so much about things here from

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Zagreb Weather Report

Warmer than Wien 21/03: wet. Saw the second blooming tree this year. The first was in Wien on the weekend. 22/03: sun and clouds, mostly gray, windy. A fine day for indoor meetings. 23/03: rain, rain, incessant rain. 24/03: sunny

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Porin Hotel

The second day in Zagreb was full. I spent the morning on making the artcards, met and interviewed Nela at the Women’s Centre in the afternoon, and spent the evening in the company of Luka and other Are You Serious?​

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Accidental meeting in Zagreb

Walking aimlessly in the centre of town on my first evening in Zagreb, I followed the sounds of a conversation in Farsi and met Shadi and Arash, a young Iranian couple on a Balkan vacation with a group of 140

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Versatorium

I spent the afternoon in dialogue with Versatorium, a collaborative translation/research group based in Vienna. Members bring diverse languages together in a project to translate texts from German into other languages and back. The text they are working with presently

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A Full Day in Wien

My first full day in Wien was quite packed. I didn’t hear from the managing people at Vordere Zollamtsstraße in spite of several exchanges over a period of 2 weeks, so I gave up on that. Last night A. told me

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To ZOB

1. On my first full day in Munich, I spent a few hours at ZOB, zentrale omnibus bahnhof, an imposing structure, vaguely looking like a bus itself. I walked there from my friend Tamiko’s house near the river Isar. On

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People helping people on the move

Spent a few hours with ZOB Angels, a volunteer group stationed at Zentrale Omnibus Bahnhof. Many of them are recent refugees who work as translators to facilitate communication with new arrivals. The volunteers tour the bus station, and when they

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Munich: the river runs through it

After finishing the artcards I will be mailing out from Munich (the first of eight), I left Tamiko’s flat which is very close to the river.  As she suggested, I went for a stroll by the river to breathe and

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