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Trip: WorldNomads Scholarship

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What can Hasidic Jews teach Ukrainians?

UKRAINE | Friday, 6 Apr 2012 | Views [294]

History has scattered religious shrines all over the world, but pilgrims continue visiting them, as before, in a show of tribute to their faith. In Uman, 20,000 Hasidic Jews from all places recently gathered to see in the new 5770 year. They have been ... Read more >

Tags: hasidim, uman

Stalinism slowly being forgotten in the “polar boiler room”

RUSSIAN FEDERATION | Friday, 6 Apr 2012 | Views [457]

In the endless spaces of “white silence” winter reigns for nine months out of twelve, dark days are followed by white nights, and wild deer make friends with people. Vorkuta blossoms in June, when the splendor of painted houses is most evident, dandelions ... Read more >

Tags: deer, siberia, vorkyta

Warsaw’s multicolored life

POLAND | Friday, 6 Apr 2012 | Views [375]

The magic of Warsaw begins at Nowy Swiat Street. Walking away from this historic thoroughfare, visitors are amazed by the sensation of watching a black-and-white film in the district of Praga and by the harmony, beauty, and silence of Lazienki Park.... Read more >

Tags: poland, travel, warshawa

My Scholarship entry - Seeing the world through other eyes

WORLDWIDE | Friday, 6 Apr 2012 | Views [217] | Scholarship Entry

The Cost of Faith I met a girl on the train to L’viv who was running away from home. Olya drinks and smokes, leading to constant fights with her mom. Her mother wants to help her kick bad habits and asks her to visit some sacred sites in Russia. “What ... Read more >

Tags: Travel Writing Scholarship 2012

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