Tuesday, May 26, 2009

An informal webcam trip to Serbia

Today, while wandering in Arlington VA, I encountered an informal international webcam meeting outside a Starbucks. Three Serbian young men, who spoke English with very little accent, conversed with three more friends in an apartment in southern Serbia (I think the city was Midzor). They invited me to greet them. I could not see much detail of what the apartment looked like.

They said that Serbia is at peace but has extreme unemployment.

Back in 1982, on a trip to London, while walking on London Bridge, a stranger came up to me and asked me to observe "international hello day".

Visitors may enjoy reading the book “Damages” by Bazhe, an autiobiographical account of coming of age in the Balkans, here.

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