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A clear view of democracy at the Reichstag

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Even if you can't vote or are not interested in German politics, there are many good reasons to visit the Reichstag, parliament building in heart of Berlin. (Photo: public domain)

On our visit, my friend and I saw the sun set. The glass and mirrors of the Reichstag dome caught and magnified the glow. And as we peered down through the many slices of reflected light, we could see the blue chairs where Germany’s political representatives make their laws.

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Dresden: resisting the blows of history

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Loads of history and a tale of rebuilding and regrouping in Dresden near Leipzig. (Photo: Lito Seizani)

Discovering the gem “next door.”

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Taking your travel videos to the next level

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Video enthusiasts abound. (Photo © Greg Snell) #TheVideoSummit

How do you grab people’s attention in the competitive world of travel filmmaking? You can find out the answer from an intensive course held locally this month, as part of Video Summit Leipzig.

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Adventure of a lifetime: walking the Earth

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A couple from Freiburg in Germany decided to make a trip around the world without flying.

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Nostalgia, books and “The Durrells in Corfu”

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PBS poster for "The Durrells in Corfu," widely used in publicizing the series.

Before parting with my classmates, before embarking for the big adventure called adult life, we enjoyed Corfu in the spring with its sunsets, its old buildings, its incredibly beautiful landscapes.

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Bitten by mosquitoes in Hong Kong

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“I thought back to my own noble discomfort at treating the poverty of others as a tourist attraction.”

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