Welcome to my blog. Here you will find a collection of notes on topics like history, software, food as well as some short stories.
Croatia made it to the FIFA 2018 World Cup final after a bunch of wildly entertaining games where they knocked out their opponents. Croatia is going to meet France in the finals. Everyone knows about France. You know champagne, croissants and the Eiffel Tower. What do you know about Croatia? Where is it? Croatia is a tiny country in South Eastern Europe. It is part of the Balkan peninsula, named after the Balkan mountains that run through the area.
Today, I want to talk about Slavs. Who are slavs? Slavs are an ethnic group primarily occupying Eastern Europe who share common customs and traditions. They also speak languages that are in the same family: the Slavic language family. The biggest Slavic country is Russia. Slavs are also the most populous ethnic group in Europe. It is surprising that the rest of the world does not know much about them.
Meh Michelin I had heard a lot about Bistro Voltaire. A friend of mine had eaten there and claimed that it was a gastronomical Mecca. I decided to check it out before taking the wife. I made a reservation. I walk in to Bistro Voltaire and am greeted by an overly polite maitre’d. “Maitre’d” is a word I would only use at a place like Bistro Voltaire. I have never used that word in real speech.