There is an old Jewish proverb I love: “We don’t see things as they are but as we are.”
My travel column today on LeipGlo presents Podstel, shaping up to be the world’s first crowdfunded hostel (in Leipzig), and gives some tips on how you could also launch a crowdfunding campaign to finance your dream, i.e. traveling the world?
Meet Dave Murphy, fellow Leipzig lover and founder of the English-language site Lost in Leipzig.
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.”