Category Archives: English

Is It Okay to Travel to Bad Countries?

At Easter we visited Azerbaijan. Azerbaijan was the only one of the three Caucasian countries where we hadn’t been yet; we had been to Georgia several times and twice to Armenia. Azerbaijan is a more interesting and varied country than … Continue reading

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Arigato, Japan!

In late October and early November of this year, my husband and I travelled to Japan. I enjoy sharing my travel experiences on Facebook. In the evenings, I summarize what I have seen, learned, or experienced. However, Facebook is not … Continue reading

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Do You Want to Play Basketball?

When I am in Luxembourg, Ukraine seems far away. At the same time, we have become accustomed to the war, like to a new reality that will stay with us for longer. People don’t talk much about it anymore. As … Continue reading

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Where the Earth’s Heartbeat Can Be Felt

The Icelandic poet Jónas Halgrímsson wrote: “Our land of lakes forever fair below blue mountain summits, of swans, of salmon leaping where the silver water plummets, of glaciers swelling broad and bare above earth’s fiery sinews – the Lord pour … Continue reading

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I Felt I Had To Do Something

An interview with my colleague John Farebrother, an interpreter and aid worker with a forklift licence. John, you are a free-lance interpreter and work, among others, for the EU Court of Justice. But interpreting is not your only profession. You … Continue reading

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A Day in Poland’s Holiest City

On a warm Saturday in the golden Polish autumn I take the morning train to Częstochowa, Poland’s holiest city.

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Warsaw Neon

One of the things I like about Warsaw are its nostalgic neons. They date back further than one might expect.

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Holding the Line

My name is Kateryna Yegorenkova, and I am from Kharkiv, Ukraine. I was born in 1976 in Russia, in the former USSR, and my roots are both Russian and Ukrainian. In 1986, my family moved to Kharkiv. After the collapse … Continue reading

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Two Worlds Inside Me

I met Masomah Regl in 2016. I was in Graz, the city of my studies, to give a talk to fellow interpreters about my work at the EU Court of Justice. We met in a restaurant and Masomah was sitting … Continue reading

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About the Difference Between the Naked Eye and the Lens

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Taking pictures in a misty forest is actually not difficult. Fog is mystical in itself and if you combine it with the outline of an object, a tree or a house, the picture becomes naturally atmospheric.

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