With lots of hard work, some “madness” and serendipity, a “little” help from her friends and a business loan, a very glocally connected young woman took a risky career turn and managed to open her own Polish restaurant in Leipzig, honoring an ancestor she didn’t even know had been a head chef and the memory of a Polish hero, besides selling yummy pierogi and their own vodka brand, and regularly hosting a variety of cultural events. She tells some of her story on today’s LeipGlo.
Heiko Rosenthal addresses the recent violent outbursts around the Federal Administrative Court and the US Consulate General in Leipzig.
Our regular MoviesAndTV columnist, a Leipzig lover, today shares with us what he has discovered over the years about what has historically and culturally made our city a sort of “crossroads of Europe,” writing that “living here, you really feel the change from a provincial to not only a pan-European city, as in the past, but one with an international flavour and a beat in the streets.”
Leipziger Maike Steuer has only a week left to raise enough money to buy a quality espresso machine for her intercultural café under construction at Leipzig north. If you feel like helping out with some bucks or spreading the word, read this post for more information or go directly to http://www.visionbakery.com/bohnenbubi.
Fellow journalist and blogger Débora Miranda describes how moving from Lisbon to Leipzig changed her life. Several years later, it has led her to write a book about her experiences as a European (and world) citizen since that very first step in 2006.
“I am a Wahlleipzigerin, and I’d like to say I always will be. Leipzig is particularly meaningful to me because moving to Leipzig meant moving in together with my husband Frank. It sounds super traditionalist to say it this way, but my husband and I never really lived together until after we got married. We simply didn’t live in the same country and sometimes not even in the same continent!
We chose Leipzig because it was a city where we, with our poorly paid intellectual professions, could live well. Much better than in England, where I lived at the time!”