Of (Greek) proverbs, clarity and wisdom. What is your favorite proverb in your mother tongue? What has it taught you?
Some born travelers turn to photography or reporting to harness their passion and curiosity into a profession. Timothy Eydelnant turned to diplomacy – a career which, beyond its routine, has perhaps been as rewarding as it has been harrowing.
“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.”
I’d leave Flowerpower at daybreak, and never felt disrespected or unwelcome there as a foreigner. That is, until the wee hours of last Sunday.
Known not only for its big Karl Marx head (the “Nischel” in Saxonian), Chemnitz now has around 240,000 inhabitants and a quite important technical university, where 25% of students (!) are international. The city happens to be celebrating its 875th jubilee and is vying to become a European Capital of Culture.
An eye-opening interview on the grossly substandard wages and work conditions in shoe and garment factories in South Eastern Europe.