My name is Michael. I was born in Russia and I have lived in Israel for many years. All in all, I’ve lived in 5 different countries, but at least in the geographical sense I have spent most of my life in Asia. In recent years I have been living in Rotterdam, in the Netherlands, a small European country (SEC for short). Since I was born nor raised here, I have the advantage of an outsider view on local life and habits.
This blog is about certain aspects of life in a small European country, which make it different from other small European countries but also different from a large and/or non-European country. I try to identify and explore these aspects, for the enjoyment of my readers and myself.
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