My friend Tim ("The Blunderer") has a great post on Gliwice, Poland. He's currently living there. Read it, you might learn a thing or two (I did). And amidst the observations on language, architecture, and everyday life in that part of Poland, he finds a way to compare Ice Cube to Noel Coward.
Also interesting is Kharin's extensive account of Prague ("Never was there a more narcissistic city").