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Georgian Qvevri (ქვევრი) is an ancient winemaking jar made with clay. Georgia as being cradle of the wine is popular with its winemaking culture and it is in UNESCO intangible cultural heritage…

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I've been travelling with The Transylvanian Trilogy for a couple of years now, not wanting to finish it, but I've reached the last volume. It's a wonderfully written (and translated) novel about the life of a Transylvanian count - a fictional…

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When missing home, music is the first thing I run to. The feelings I experience are translated and masterfully interpreted in this song called: Cine iubeste si lasa (the one who loves and then leaves), a traditional Romanian song called “doina”. And…

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These earrings were the graduation gift from my Dad that I got three years ago. This pair is an accurate copy of an earring-type that was worn by the Ancient Hungarian women in the 10th century. It is based on an existing artefact from the 10th…

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Kilaw- One of the luxury edibles these days, atleast for those who are away from home. This is a snack/ type of dry fruit prepared in the Ghizer District in the mountainous region of Gilgit Baltistan, Pakistan. It is made by pouring a specially made…

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This is one of my favorite songs in my native language, Burushaski. It is a language spoken in the Northern Areas of Pakistan, with most speakers in Hunza Valley. Growing up in the city, away from my native village, I was not in touch with songs or…

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In 1977 NASA sent the Golden Recording to the space. The recording includes the sounds from the earth, such as sea sound, bird singing, dog barking etc. It also includes 55 greetings in different languages and 27 song piece. Among them, Georgian…

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Albanian mountain tea is obtained from the leaves of the plant of the Sideritis Raeseri variety. This herbal tea of the mountains of Albania has been consumed for centuries thanks to its health values. Mountain tea is naturally decaffeinated. It is…

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I keep this tool to remind me of the time I used to spend with my grandmother as a child. Manually preparing shell-shaped pasta for Sunday meat soup was a widespread evening activity for women in her village, combined with some chitchat. This tool…

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The book “Early European History” by Hutton Webster I got from Matthew Bornstein, my landlord in Washington DC, where I had my Fulbright scholarship in 2016/17. The book was published in 1917, so in 2017 it became 100-years old. Matthew decided that…
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