Greetings, citizens. Europe has its very own measles outbreak now, isn’t that nice? Not. More about that later.
It’s been ten years since I started my big foreign adventure. In this loose series, I talk to the immigrants I met in 2005 and those I’m only meeting now. They all tell me a bit about the changes that the last decade has brought for them.
I know! Not fair. (But hey, it’s good news for some women, just not me.)
Yes. There will be something about camel wrestling later, but let’s have some news first.
Greetings, citizens. It’s (almost) all about immigration this week, a.k.a. the subject that keeps on giving.
In 2006, which feels like a million years ago, I went to Ukraine for a weekend. It was an eventful two days, and I’ve just come across the pictures on a photo disc (that’s how old-fashioned we’re talking about here), so let me tell you all about it.
Greetings, citizens! This week we have another mix of the bad, the dangerous and the downright depressing, but as always, there’s hope.
Summer’s over, and I’m back in England after four weeks of touring the old countries. We returned to glorious sunshine, well-rested and happy kids, but still…
Hello and welcome back to more regular updates from Europe. Unfortunately, the news don’t really stop during the summer break, so let’s see what’s been happening.
Unicorns and friends, I have just spent the most blissful week of no news in Eastern Poland. We went potato harvesting and looked at some week-old baby cows. That was literally it, and it was grand. I never want to leave.
Greetings, citizens, and let’s start with good news: The German cave researcher trapped in the country’s biggest cave system has been rescued after almost two weeks, and he’s recovering well.
Citizens, I missed you! Sara did a great job while I was busy having fun — but at least I was having good, clean European fun. Germany was sunny, and the news was… boring. Not much happening over there, so let’s look east, which is where the real news is.
You thought that would read “Putin,” didn’t you? But no, citizens, this week seems to be all about Poland, God knows why. Let’s get to it.
So much misogyny, so little time! We’ve got misogyny in every corner of the globe, more sexism at the Olympics, terrible dating advice, and so much more! (As usual, trigger warnings for pretty much everything apply.)
It’s been a busy week in the immigration debate that has been steadily gaining momentum in the UK over the last months. What started as a timidly-voiced fear of a Romanian and Bulgarian influx last year has now turned into the next big thing in electioneering. Everybody’s got something to say about immigrants, and most […]