By Vitali Vitaliev
The truth, notwithstanding, is particularly various; consuming within the post-communist jap Europe has elevated dramatically because the fall of the Berlin Wall, and many of the new democracies of Europe got here most sensible of the record of the world’s fastest-growing international locations following the autumn of the iron curtain. twist of fate? Paradox? Curious historical aberration? Or a logical results of years of social turmoil, lies and double criteria that experience created a vacuum in people’s souls, a non secular vacancy which spirits on my own can fill?
Vitali Vitaliev spent 11 months attempting to solution those questions vacationing round japanese and relevant Europe, a trip via beverages – vodka and beer, palinka and slivovitz, zubrovka and Riesling, Tokaji and cabernet sauvignon. the result's this e-book: a pointy and sardonic travelogue that's either informative and intensely, very funny.
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