ALTculture 12/2020 – Alice in South-East Europe’s Fairy Wonderland of Maramuresh

ALTculture 12/2020 - Alice in South-East Europe's Fairy Wonderland of Maramuresh By Nikolin Svetlana Maramuresh region in north-western part of Romania is a real living museum of this south-east European country. Surrounded by tall mountains and heavy forests Maramuresh is the home of picturesque villages which have preserved their traditional way of life and rural culture to at fascinating extent almost impossible to be seen nowadays in Europe.

ALTculture 11/2020 – Owl Round Mystery of World’s Biggest Regular Winter Settlement of this Nocturnal Birds with Binocular Vision in a town of Serbia

ALTculture 11/2020 - Owl Round Mystery of World’s Biggest Regular Winter Settlement of this Nocturnal Birds with Binocular Vision in a town of Serbia By Nikolin Svetlana For the reasons known only to them the town of Kikinda in the Province of Voivodina in north Serbia (southeast Europe) becomes a regular winter settlement of hundreds of owls.
It is the biggest urban winter quarters of long-eared Owls (Asio otus) in the world so far.

ALTculture 09/2020 – Down Memory lane with my Chestnuts Growing Ancestors

ALTculture 09/2020 - Down Memory lane with my Chestnuts Growing Ancestors By Nikolin Svetlana >Coronavirus has made inroads in many tribal areas around the globe taking them almost totally unprepared. At this time of the year chestnut lovers impatiently wait for their favourite nut which has exquisite taste and would fulfil even the most fussy. Thinking about chestnuts revived many of my memories about my ancestors who had a forest of chestnut trees and made their life trading in them. My great grand parents and grand parents lived in a mountainous area now on the border with Albania and North Macedonia (southeast Europe) in the beautiful region north of the famous Ohrid Lake.

ALTculture 04/2020 – With very Little or no help Forthcoming from Governments, how remote areas, Tribal Hamlets and hill Districts Around the World are Coping with COVID-19 Pandemic

ALTculture 04/2020 - With very Little or no help Forthcoming from Governments, how remote areas, Tribal Hamlets and hill Districts Around the World are Coping with COVID-19 Pandemic By Nikolin Svetlana While the whole world is battling against coronavirus pandemic, the tribes around the world are having hard times without any proper and continuous help. Coronavirus has made inroads in many tribal areas around the globe taking them almost totally unprepared.

ALTculture 03/2020 – In These Troubled Times, Soothing and Healing Words this Easter from Ecumenical Patriarch of Orthodox Christian World

ALTculture 03/2020 - In These Troubled Times, Soothing and Healing Words this Easter from Ecumenical Patriarch of Orthodox Christian World By Nikolin Svetlana Almost 260 million Orthodox Christians all around the world are facing an extraordinary Easter this Sunday 19th April under widespread lockdown due to the coronavirus crisis. In spite of that they are preparing to spend this Easter at homes following beautiful traditions and customs so characteristic of Orthodox world.