Lito Seizani

Lito Seizani contributes giving personal insights into being an every-day tourist. She is the author of "The Ideal Bench", which is available on Amazon.

Die Qual der Wahl

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The German phrase “Die Qual der Wahl”, meaning “the torture of choice”, is suitable whenever we are faced with too many possibilities and we don’t know which one to pick. The torture of choice comes to mind as I think of the thousands of new books appearing every year. I know that I would like

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The Baroque period meets the Space Age

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Saxony is full of majestic palaces and castles, some of them famous, others not so much. Schloss Hubertusburg in Wermsdorf belongs to the second category. However, it is an impressive building with a large garden and a beautiful baroque facade. In its long history, however, the hunting palace of King Augustus the Strong has never

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Brush up on your Greek

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There’s a Latin saying, “Graeca sunt, non leguntur“, which means, “it’s Greek, it can’t be read”. Something akin to “it’s all Greek to me”. Such a difficult language, with its strange alphabet. How could one possibly learn it, right? And yet, most European languages carry a heavy burden of Greek words in their vocabulary. Even

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Sea poems

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The sea The sea as a seascape In a frame over the dining table The sea a forever moving element Scary to seamen When they face a storm   The sea as holiday background Refreshing water on a tanned skin Burnt by the sun The sea an omnipresent blue Continuation of the sky above  

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A date with Proust

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This book has been accompanying me for the last few years. It is a series of books actually, the famous Remembrance of Things Past or In Search of Lost Time by Marcel Proust. I try to read a few pages every weekend when I have more time on my hands. I savour every word of the original French. It

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For those who love history but hate the war

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“Lucky he who was taught history,“ as the saying I remember from my school years goes. I thought it was attributed to Plutarch, but my internet search offers up the name of Euripides. Well, I was a very negligent pupil, so I wouldn’t know. And because I was so negligent, today I regret not having

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