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Helena Flam

Helena Flam has 10 articles published.

Helena Flam
Helena Flam is a self-described nomad who got stuck in Leipzig as a professor of sociology. For LeipGlo, she cites from her mind's travel logs. She enjoys exploring and sightseeing. She's a great consumer of fiction, and likes good art exhibits, an occasional concert, film and biking. What are you in search of? I think I stopped looking.

On the lovely people of Japan

in Philosophies/Travel
Reenactment of old Japanese ceremony in Kyoto. (Photo: Helena Flam; photo editing: Ana Ribeiro)
Reenactment of old Japanese ceremony in Kyoto. (Photo: Helena Flam; photo editing: Ana Ribeiro)

Before you know it, they spot your helplessness, adopt you and run your life.

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Bitten by mosquitoes in Hong Kong

in Philosophies/Travel

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

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US in Leipzig: sweet & sour or bitter medicine?

in Politics/Society

Sociologist Helena Flam ponders possible intepretations or reasons for the appointment of a former refugee from Minsk, married to his same-sex partner, as the new US Consul to Leipzig.

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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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Accidentally kidnapped in Belfast

in History/Politics/Travel

One wrong turn can lead to discovering the reality of living in a place.

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A literary treasure hunt around Leipzig

in Culture / Entertainment/Leipzig

Our intrepid reporter Helena Fram interviewed Siegfried Lokatis, Professor in Book Science (Buchwissenschaft) at the University of Leipzig, on convincing shops around Leipzig to do something a little different: putting historic books in their display windows to run parallel with the Leipziger Buchmesse.

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