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What are the most exciting Eastern European cities? In August?

Partner and I are getting a head start on planning a two week trip for August 2014. What cities and sights should we make sure to see? [more inside]
posted by munyeca on Oct 15, 2013 - 14 answers

Eastern Europe two week jaunt

Help me plan my Eastern Europe trip this Summer [more inside]
posted by Hurst on May 1, 2012 - 3 answers

Cultural values affecting foreign policy?

To what extent do cultural values affect foreign policy making between U.S. and China? [more inside]
posted by espada0 on Feb 14, 2012 - 11 answers

Another Name that Baby

Help me brainstorm a boy Eastern European / Russian / Middle Eastern name. Ideally it's easy to spell and easy to pronounce in English. [more inside]
posted by kristymcj on Dec 5, 2011 - 31 answers

Can you help me figure out the name of this trance song I used to love?

Can you help me figure out the name of this eastern-sounding trance/techno song I used to love? [more inside]
posted by derogatorysphinx on Sep 7, 2011 - 3 answers

In search of Cleveland's mystery almond cone.

Can you identify the incredible conical, chocolate-dipped almond pastry I ate in Cleveland? [more inside]
posted by Scram on Jul 6, 2011 - 11 answers

What kind of bed do I want?

Bedafilter: Do I want a Cal King or Eastern King mattress. Also, what kind? [more inside]
posted by desl on Jul 24, 2010 - 12 answers

Frequent Flier, Forever Useless

I have a specific question regarding airline frequent flier miles. When an airline changes alliances (ex: from SkyTeam to Star Alliance), how do they manage your miles? Is there such thing as a one time one shot transfer? [more inside]
posted by peachtree on Jul 14, 2010 - 3 answers

Please help me identify the text on this t-shirt

Please help me identify the text on this t-shirt. I think it's thai but at close inspection there are differences. And if you can read it what does it say?
posted by uhom on Jun 2, 2010 - 6 answers

Sounds of the East

What songs embody or demonstrate a (Middle) Eastern aesthetic or sound? [more inside]
posted by god particle on Feb 17, 2010 - 21 answers

Looking for great Middle Eastern/Indian music suggestions.

I love this song "Aik Alif" by Noori And Saieen Zahoor on YouTube. I love music from the Middle East/India but have no idea where to find other great songs to listen to. Any suggestions or recommendations? Here is the song on YouTube: "Aik Alif" by Noori And Saieen Zahoor
posted by Hates_ on Feb 1, 2010 - 6 answers

Do we stay (in NYC) or do we go (to Budapest)?

Following the trail of adventure and windborne caution, my boyfriend and I are kicking around the idea of moving to Budapest next year. Pipe dream or feasible goal? Questions about teaching ESL abroad (ten years after the Central European expat boom, no less!), expat experiences in 2009, Eastern European culture, general questions about Hungary, and... [more inside]
posted by Hwaet on Sep 28, 2009 - 9 answers

Gifts to bring to an office in Ukraine from the US?

Gifts to bring to an office in Ukraine from the US? [more inside]
posted by phoenixy on Aug 2, 2009 - 5 answers

Confucius say... what, exactly?

Suggested reading about the life and teachings of Confucius? I've read the article at Wikipedia and seen the reading list there, but would love some personal recommendations. [more inside]
posted by sambosambo on Jun 16, 2009 - 4 answers

Eastern Shore destinations?

Can you recommend a nice/interesting place for a weekend away on Maryland's Eastern Shore or thereabouts? [more inside]
posted by Morrigan on May 1, 2009 - 7 answers

Energy Follows Attention?

Is there anything in western psychology shedding light on the martial arts truism that energy follows attention? [more inside]
posted by jimmyjimjim on Nov 17, 2008 - 16 answers

Searching for a Cold War Soundtrack

I am looking to make a music playlist that recaptures that '89 cold war, fall of communism feel. Think Scorpions - Wind of Change. [more inside]
posted by DOUBLE A SIDE on Aug 5, 2008 - 23 answers

romancing romania

What is sex like in Romania? [more inside]
posted by crazylegs on Jun 18, 2008 - 3 answers

Where should we visit or stay in Eastern Europe?

Where should we visit in Eastern Europe? [more inside]
posted by D J Robertstein on Feb 24, 2008 - 18 answers

Green Tortoise-like but on the East Coast?

Is there anything like Green Tortoise that has East Coast and/or Eastern Canada trips? [more inside]
posted by lorimer on Jan 11, 2008 - 9 answers

Who wrote these weird short stories?

Please help me locate a collection of Russian/Eastern Bloc short stories. I read this book when I was kid because it belonged to my parents and I want to read it again. If not the book, I'd like to find the two most memorable stories. One concerns a snowman and the other is a reflection on life while falling out of a window to one's death. Details inside... [more inside]
posted by thewrongparty on Dec 11, 2007 - 3 answers

More price info!

[Big Mac meal price filter] I need to how much a regular Big Mac meal costs in different cities around the world. Long list of cities inside! [more inside]
posted by juva on Oct 11, 2007 - 10 answers

Eastern Promises Plot

Question about a plot point in Eastern Promises [SPOILERS INSIDE] [more inside]
posted by billysumday on Oct 4, 2007 - 8 answers

A Zoltant Khodaly choral work with a Hallelujah at the end?

Half-remembered Zoltan Kodaly (I think)choral piece that ends with a Hallelujah, help! [more inside]
posted by Wilder on Aug 7, 2007 - 5 answers

Anyone know anything about the Eastern Shore of Maryland or southern Delaware?

Anyone know anything about the Eastern Shore of Maryland or southern Delaware area? [more inside]
posted by boots77 on Feb 12, 2007 - 12 answers

Calling all Middle Eastern music buffs...

I'm looking for a Cheb Mami song which makes use, I think, of bagpipes. It's a very danceable song with a catchy chorus and was/is quite popular - I know I've heard it in NY and Cairo.
posted by anonymous78 on Nov 27, 2006 - 3 answers

Primary sources for Eastern Philosophy

Help me learn Chinese philosophies through primary sources. [more inside]
posted by selfnoise on Feb 17, 2006 - 15 answers

Adult Swim track on "all times/music eastern."

Does anyone know what the artist / song name in the Adult Swim bump that reads "All Times and Music are eastern?" It is cool and I can't find it.
posted by AllesKlar on Nov 21, 2005 - 6 answers

Two weeks floating in Eastern Europe

Tell me about Eastern Europe... [more inside]
posted by whatitis on Jul 12, 2005 - 4 answers

Travel in Croatia

Want to go to Croatia in September. Have questions and need some advice. [more inside]
posted by spicynuts on May 23, 2005 - 9 answers

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