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Mardi Gras: carnival Louisiana style

in Culture / Entertainment/Travel by
The Louisiana table was a big hit at the US Consulate's event to promote tourism in the Southern states. (Image courtesy of the US Consulate)

It’s Fat Tuesday! Wouldn’t you like to be in New Orleans?

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Got Game: reviving tennis in Leipzig

in My Leipzig/Sports by
©Tennisschule und Akademie Mitteldeutschland

What used to be a typical activity, with people crowding tennis courts on weekends and evenings, has now turned into a much more invisible phenomenon.

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Fastnacht: and some say Germans are sour

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Germans celebrating Fastnacht. (Photo: public domain)

“I had the pleasure of watching the pretty cobbled streets of Romanesque Konstanz become conquered by clowns, fools, monsters, devils, wild beasts, and every fruit and vegetable imaginable.”

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The boyfriends of birthdays past

in Dating by
Birthdays are much better with mutual acceptance (though muffins wouldn't hurt either).

They increasingly became part of the celebration, rather than the chief reason to celebrate.

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Vienna: It was love at third sight

in Travel by
Vienna, to me, is an acquired taste. (Photo: public domain)

“Walking alone and in silence, I finally caught a glimpse of its pulse and its soul.”

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Leipzig: dancing with 245 strangers

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“I wanted this video to show that no matter who you are and no matter where you come from, we are all related, all connected.”

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