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May 2017

So you want to live in Leipzig?

in Leipzig tips/My Leipzig
Leipzig Zentrum-Ost. (Photo: Marjon Borsboom)
Leipzig Zentrum-Ost. (Photo: Marjon Borsboom)

Marjon helps you think on practical terms if you decide to take the leap and land in LE.

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Happy in Hong Kong (Part I of series)

in Society/Travel
Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery, Hong Kong. (Photo: Ana Ribeiro)
Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery, Hong Kong. (Photo: Ana Ribeiro)

“So much light, so many happy people, a hotel just next to densely squeezed, Michelin-starred hot food stalls on the nearest street corner, and a burgundy shoe box shop offering all sorts of strange liquids and jellies.”

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Guide to Wave-Gotik-Treffen 2017

in Culture / Entertainment/My Leipzig
Wave-Gotik-Treffen 2015. Photo: Ana Ribeiro
Wave-Gotik-Treffen 2015. Photo: Ana Ribeiro

Leipzig comes so alive as it goes back to black. Here are some tips to join in the vibrant darkness at WGT, 2-5 June 2017 – even if you feel like you’re crashing the party.

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FKK: nudism, me and eastern Germany

in Lifestyle/My Leipzig/Society
This alternative pair lay on a stony place nearby Rewe (after their shopping) in Plagwitz (Zschochersche Str.) on 17 May, 2017. They agreed with the publication. (Photo: Stefan Hopf)
This alternative pair lay on a stony place nearby Rewe (after their shopping) in Plagwitz (Zschochersche Str.) on 17 May, 2017. They agreed with the publication. (Photo: Stefan Hopf)

“Here too it was ‘all nude, all the time,’ and we had to pick our way to chairs through a gaggle of naked, 60ish women who reclined leafing through back issues of SuperIllu, a sort of eastern German version of People magazine specializing in former GDR celebrities and their offspring.”

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Manchester: grief, grit and greatness

in Society/Travel

The city that’s given us music greats once gave me great comfort, and is also an example of resilience.

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An architect’s jaunt through Leipzig

in Cityscapes/My Leipzig
Rubab Paracha shares her impressions of Leipzig as a curious Ausländer and architect by trade. Photo: Rubab Paracha
Rubab Paracha shares her impressions of Leipzig as a curious Ausländer and architect by trade. Photo: Rubab Paracha

I always wonder how the architects who designed these buildings with a specific purpose in mind would react if they saw the way their buildings are used today.

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