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5 things that are different in South Africa

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Hiking Lions Head in Cape Town, South Africa. (Photo courtesy of Claudi, onclaudinine.com)

“Quitting my job, leaving everything behind and moving from Leipzig to South Africa was probably the craziest thing I have ever done in my life, but to be honest, also one of the best things.”

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Mardi Gras: carnival Louisiana style

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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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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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Vienna: It was love at third sight

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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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From LE to LA: the kindness of strangers

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What surprised me was what I got from the people. I had forgotten how good it feels to smile and be smiled back at. I know some say Americans are superficially nice, but I miss that friendliness. Every day I went to the boardwalk of Venice Beach in LA, I got hugs for no reason at all.

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