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Take the far-right movements seriously but don’t normalize their ideology

​Two days after I arrived in Greece, Chios to be exact, there was a black and white flyer under my door. It was written in Greek and I had a feeling it was from the ‘Golden Dawn’, the far-right fascist political party here. The flyer was about a gathering they had nearby, I kind of… Continue reading Take the far-right movements seriously but don’t normalize their ideology

Tajikistan

Tajikistan part 3: The marvelous mountains from Dushanbe to Panjakent

If you go on Wikipedia’s ‘List of mountains and hills in The Netherlands‘ it becomes evident how flat this country is. There are three mountains/hills listed on it and two of those are in the Carribean Netherlands! Which is not really around the corner for me. For this reason,  I always go completely crazy when I see mountains. I… Continue reading Tajikistan part 3: The marvelous mountains from Dushanbe to Panjakent

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Tajikistan part 2: Sadriddin live in Dushanbe!

One lovely day we were driving through the streets of Dushanbe (this rhymes!) and I saw a sign promoting a concert of Sadriddin & Ghazaal Enayat. I was mostly interested in Sadriddin, because this was a concert in his own country. I wanted to see how he will perform, how the audience will react to him and the… Continue reading Tajikistan part 2: Sadriddin live in Dushanbe!

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Christmas carols played on the mandolin, esraj and rabaab by the sufi group ‘Strings for Humanity’

I can’t stop listening to this lovely medly by ‘Strings for Humanity’. It’s so soothing for the soul. Christmas carols like you haven’t heard them before! Played on the mandolin, esraj and rabaab by a sufi group. The video is part of an advertisement by the Indian broadcasting company ‘Tata Sky’ to spread a positive message… Continue reading Christmas carols played on the mandolin, esraj and rabaab by the sufi group ‘Strings for Humanity’