In: Schengen Oddities

Jurmala’s ghosts and the Haunted Houses of Schengen
October 31, 2013

Halloween. The time when the undead come to town. And when boarded up haunted houses start making eerie sounds and come…

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The place to be: Schengen and Europe’s new grand tour
September 30, 2013

The way  ‘Schengen’ has captured the popular imagination around the world does not finish surprising me.   After all, not that…

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What’s on the menu? Schengen as geo-culinary topos
July 31, 2013

Since last May, Russia has its own ‘Schengen’. It’s a place where you can go for pleasure or business. It’s a…

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Nobel vs. Schengen: reflections on the EU, the peace award ceremony… and John Terry
December 10, 2012

Awarding the most coveted peace prize to the European Union was no doubt a well-staged coup de théâtre. Not surprisingly, the…

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The Schengen visa…and jesus
August 31, 2012

Getting a Schengen visa on time? It is often beyond the control of us mortals. So maybe somebody up there can…

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