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Maria, the rescuer

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“I never take hitchikers,” – she said – “never in my life.” I just squeezed into a half-loaded small blue car, hurrying, before the street-light change. “But today my neigbour saved me,” – she added – “when my car didn’t

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A good man from Kurdistan

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“I am Muhammad and I want to be good to all people” he said, while driving me from Nijmegen to Wageningen. Not more than 20 minutes earlier Jaan left me at the streetlights in Nijmegen, direction Ede. I only started

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Solidarity, Generosity, Friendship

This motto could easily replace old Egalité stuff and for sure it would make world a better place. And among people who bear this new standard high, you will find Øyvind and Vanessa. 

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People you meet in Norway, being a hitch-hiker.

Quite often people ask me a candid question: “Why won’t you take a train/bus/plane to get to your destination? Or arrange a trip somehow beforehand?” Usually the 100% true answer is that I do not have money for the ticket,

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The Red Earth Tribe

From the green forest of Meltemi to the postapocalyptic landscape among hills above Marathon – quite a change in couple hours. This is where a small neo-tribe is building a future – or at least one version of it. Spithari

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Meltemi. The Jewel of the Commons

Just in a reach of city bus from Athens, there is a community, which may be a living treasure of the commoning in Greece. Led by a single remark in the Internet, some aerial pictures and my intuition, I went

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On the road to Athens…

“You caught us, Greeks, not in our best shape in history”, Dimitris said. We were crossing Epeiros on our way to Attica. After three hours of waiting, with a handwritten banner “Athina” in my hand, I was pretty sure I

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Things you do on the road being ill.

Bronchitis is a pest. This is not a scientific statement. It is just my purely emotional conclusion. Once you catch it (or rather – it catches you) will stay with you for quite a long time. Keeping you weak, half-brained, coughing and

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Day 6 — Berlin

The sun is warm, but the wind is chilly. People around are coughing and sneezing, including your humble explorer. Viruses are having a good time. The buzzword for today is CommonoPolis. A freestyle space for self-organized events. I volunteered to

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