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India and the nutritional cycle

Posted by harald on March 1, 2011 in Folk i farta, India @en |

Mother India does not let go, even though I have been in the old country for over three weeks. I remember we ate Thali, an exquisite vegetarian dish, at one of the finest restaurants in Puri. As everyone else, we ate using our hands, or more precisely the right hand. On our hands there is […]

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Pig slaughter

Posted by harald on August 19, 2010 in Folk i farta |

Lauri is also here. He is a 34-year-old Romanian, and has been my assistant on this project since 2003. The first time I met him, he actually believed that gypsies were cannibals. When he was a child he was told “Gypsies eat human flesh”. He is not the only Romanian who has been programmed with […]

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Entering Romania

Posted by harald on August 19, 2010 in Folk i farta |

We are crossing the open border between Hungary and Romania, and I am in my mother country. My branch in a Romanian noble family was saved by a gypsy, so I am here to give something back to “The detested people”. I learned this during my third journey to Romania. It is described in archives […]

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From Poland to Hungary

Posted by harald on August 18, 2010 in Folk i farta |

First we travel further through Poland and into Slovakia. In Slovakia there are many conflicts between the Roma people and the Slovaks. A Roma girl got a third degree burn when racialist youth threw multiple molotov cocktails into the house where she lived. It is smouldering in this part of Europe. Jobik in Hungary, a […]

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Krakow, Poland

Posted by harald on August 18, 2010 in Folk i farta |

After the tour, we head towards Krakow, where Eskil will leave us. He was some find of a fellow passenger – set up the GPS in Kiel and installed the Blaupunkt stereo – lovely with music in the vehicle. A fellow passenger is important when I am on expeditions in Eastern Europe. The vehicle is […]

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