Culture & Society


“Listening to the soul” – a revival of Ukrainian folk music   Recently updated !

Come and get a taste of the new Ukrainian music which will get you in the mood for dancing. Ukrainians are thought to be a very sonorous nation because Ukrainian language is full of vowels. That’s why there are plenty of folk-songs, and you most probably will not find any […]


The beginning of a parallel society

Arriving in a new country is always exciting and a little bit overwhelming. We may undergo different stages of happiness, gratitude, solitude, nostalgia, frustration, and so on. This first stage, where we pack our life into a suitcase, full of longing for better opportunities, dreams, and hopes, has to come […]


Urban Exploration Up Close: An Interview with Two of Vienna’s Up-and-Coming Urbexers

A few weeks ago, I wrote an article about Urban Exploration, the new hobby that is quickly taking over the world. Following up on this, I had the opportunity to sit down with two members of Vienna’s Urban Exploration scene. Just starting to gain an international following on their Instagram […]


5 tips to boost your productivity while working from home (Part II)

While the global working-from-home phenomenon still prevails, it is crucial to adapt to this new reality and always be on the lookout for new tips that help you boost your productivity whenever you need it.  Part One was all about these 5 tips that may help you raise your productivity […]


Urban Exploration and the Democratization of Property

In our modern society, we value property over almost anything. We are intent on drawing boundaries around what we own, on protecting what we feel is ours. Especially in urban spaces, it feels that property is something sacred. ‘No trespassing’, ‘private property’, ‘do not enter’. Those are signs we are […]


5 tips to boost your productivity while working from home (Part I)

Keeping productivity high during a pandemic and especially during a lockdown can be hard to endure. If you have never tried working from home before, separating your professional life from your personal one can be a real challenge as well.  Now that we are in the midst of a second […]


Board games: where do the classics come from?

With so much of the year spent at home, it is unsurprising that board games and other indoor activities have been extremely popular. In fact, sales of tabletop games rose by 240 per cent in the UK back in March. It was a similar story in Australia.  It’s not only […]


How we can contribute to helping our planet

Dear reader: This article is not a guide on why being a minimalist is going to make you happier. Rather, it has been written to promote the principle of minimalism and provide ideas towards helping our planet.  Some weeks ago, I went shopping with a friend with the intention of […]


Pastry Pastimes: Where Does The ‘Danish’ Come From?

Food has become an important lifeline during Melbourne’s strict second lockdown. After suffering through a brutal wave of new infections, residents of this once bustling city of five million are confined to their homes. Movement is restricted to five kilometers from home, only limited exercise is allowed and there is […]