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Eastern Europaphiles

Former Eastern Bloc Travel, News, Discussion, Pictures, And Stories

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Eastern European Travel, News, And Discussion
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This community is devoted to travel, pictures, discussions, news (including sports and entertainment stories), and expatriate living for those Eastern European countries east of the Czech Republic and Germany (explanation of why these two countries are excluded later on).

Pretty much it's a free for all to explore Eastern European culture in whatever way you want to.

ON-TOPIC ENTRIES INCLUDE


TRAVEL


  • Questions on attractions inside the countries of Eastern Europe (including comparing various cities to go to).
  • Questions on transportation between and inside the countries of Eastern Europe.
  • Links to helpful sites.

    PHOTOS


  • Photos of vacations taken to Eastern Europe (more than two photos, please use a cut tag).
  • Photos of events in Eastern Europe.
  • General photos of your life in Eastern Europe (if you live there).
  • Photoessays on Eastern Europe.

    DISCUSSION


  • Humorous anecdotes on culture, events, people, or places.
  • Travel stories.
  • Entries on topics of interest.
  • Polls on events, history, culture, etc. (no quizzes please unless it's something like "what country in Eastern Europe are you?").
  • Discussion questions (including politics, culture, whatever).
  • Movie reviews, book reviews, etc. from the countries of the community.

    NEWS


  • Links to (and cut-and-paste of) news stories (and commentary if you'd like).
  • Links to (and cut-and-paste of) sports stories (and commentary if you'd like).
  • Links to (and cut-and-paste of) entertainment stories (and commentary if you'd like).

    EXPATRIATE LIVING


  • Any of the above on-topic categories but taking place around the world (Russian stories from New York, Hungarian restaurants in Montreal, etc.)




    ON-TOPIC COUNTRIES


    Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia-Herzogovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, and Ukraine.









    WHY THIS COMMUNITY EXISTS
    (AND EXCLUDES TWO COUNTRIES)


    From Slovenia all the way east to Russia, there's an Eastern Europe that remains greatly unexplored as most Americans (and to a lesser extent other Anglophones) seem to stop at Prague or Berlin.

    In doing so, most tourists miss a really exciting area of Europe. That's the part this community covers.

    This community exists to pick up where most travel and European discussion communities leave off - at Prague and Berlin (eastofprague just sounded better than eastofberlin which could refer to a location within the city).




    THE MODERATORS


    Administrative Moderator: incendiarymind (for general questions, complaints, etc.)

    Country/Regional Moderators:

    Albania: Open
    BALTICS (Estonia/Latvia/Lithuania): _devushka_ (looking for co-moderator)
    Belarus: uberconfused
    Bosnia-Herzogovina: Open
    Bulgaria: rkledgerwood
    CAUCASUS (Armenia/Azerbaijan/Georgia): Open
    CENTRAL EUROPE (Hungary/Slovakia): rkledgerwood
    Croatia: harlemovka
    Macedonia: dubito
    Poland: zubrowka24
    Romania/Moldova: dalf
    Russia: Open
    Serbia: Open
    Slovenia: Open
    Ukraine: im_such_a_slav

    Country (or regional) moderators, once they've established they're not going to abuse the privilege, all have power to delete posts, etc.

    If you're interested in being a moderator for one of the open countries let incendiarymind know. The job of a moderator is to answer any questions about their country or region that no one else seems to be able to answer. Also, every so often they should post an on-topic entry about their country.




    OTHER INFO


    The primary language of the community is English. Posts in other languages won't be deleted, but there are no guarantees anyone will respond to them (since there are a ton of languages and dialects spoken in the various countries of the community).

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