Belarus – my neighbour country – why to go?

Belarus – my neighbour country – why to go?

Two autumns ago when I lived in Thailand, I had a short assignment for promoting CEE (Central-Eastern European) business. One of my tasks was to generate leads (sorry for tech language, I can’t say it any other way) for IT companies based in Belarus. As soon as...
Why Locals are Often Unfriendly to Foreigners?

Why Locals are Often Unfriendly to Foreigners?

It happened at least once. You get to a new country, all excited, full of hopes and boom… Rude sales assistant, unhelpful strangers on the streets, everyone is in rush and well.. you feel very unwelcomed. Where are these happy faces you expected to see and...
Bitter Rice. My Japanese adventure.

Bitter Rice. My Japanese adventure.

Many years ago there was a film from the category of Italian neo-realist cinema called “Bitter Rice”* (written and directed by Giuseppe De Santis in 1949). I believe I saw a tiny part of it when I was a kid, but in my black&white TV, which I hated, the film...