Romania: where communism rumbles on in Europe

My country is experiencing another massive wave of protests. This is time it is the diaspora that came home to express their frustration with the current occupiers of our Parliament. It is the same diaspora that helped put our current president into office back in 2014, with high hopes. Yet the “thieves” (hoții in Romanian, the slogan of the protests) in the Parliament have been working diligently for the past year to create a plethora of contorted laws that will make it next to impossible to make them pay for the suffering they have caused. Yesterday’s (and today’s, and the past year’s..) protests are the crying out loud of a generation. An entire generation that was let down by its country and forced to live in exile, often on the brink of Europe’s luckier countries. Millennials, my generation. 

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Why are trains so expensive in the UK??

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It doesn’t get into my head why train travel in the UK is just so expensive… Often it is cheaper to fly to Asia than to take the cho-cho 200 miles south.

Maybe the low-cost airline market (a truly privatized industry with fierce competition) works the magic of the invisible hand better than the monopolized Virgin-khm.. West Coast railway? (yeah, yeah I know, it’s not monopolized… of course it isn’t)

  • All searches conducted on Trainline/Kiwi today
  • Station/Airport transfers added
  • Always cheapest options considered
  • Graphic stitched together in PowerBI

SZÉKELYDATA dataviz competition

Over at my Hungarian blog (dubbed SZÉKELYDATA) I am launching Transylvania’s first data visualization competition – aimed at young people and fresh university students! You do need to understand quite a bit of Hungarian in order to grasp what’s going on, but hey, I thought it would be nice to let you know.

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We have a selection committee that rocks and 1500 € worth of prizes! Check it out.

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