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Travel black: Wave-Gotik-Treffen 2018

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WGT 2018 preview feature photo maeshelle west-davies
WGT 2018 preview feature photo maeshelle west-davies

As more and more goths begin to descend from the unseasonably darkening skies above Leipzig airport, anticipation in the city rises to a level that may actually be tactile. Leipzig is about to be rocked once again by alternative music’s most famous summer holiday.

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Denial in maps: Dubai, Kyoto and beyond

in Society/Travel
Maps and imagined cities. Dubai.
Maps and imagined cities. Dubai.

Maps reflect the lived – or purely imagined – world of a city’s inhabitants.

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Polynesia and the accidental tattoo model

in Arts/Travel
"Under the Skin" - The people behind the archives at Grassi. Photo © Anne-Coralie Bonnaire
"Under the Skin" - The people behind the archives at Grassi. Photo © Anne-Coralie Bonnaire

On her transition into adulthood, she lent a French Polynesian tattoo artist a piece of her skin for his art, and ended up part of the living archive at Leipzig’s Grassi Museum – connecting with her own history and others’ in ways she couldn’t have imagined.

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Company culture at trivago’s Leipzig hub

in Business/Travel
Wall opposite entrance to trivago company office in Leipzig. (Photo courtesy of trivago)
Wall opposite entrance to trivago company office in Leipzig. (Photo courtesy of trivago)

Have you ever wondered about the people behind the web engines powering up your travels? We visited trivago’s local office to ask some of them what they’re up to and what it’s like working there.

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Why we are all built for moving

in Philosophies/Travel
Why a sedentary lifestyle is harmful and change and moving are our natural state.
Why a sedentary lifestyle is harmful and change and moving are our natural state.

Reflecting on his Camino de Santiago journey, our guest columnist makes his case on staying open to change – and constant movement in our daily lives.

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5 things that are different in South Africa

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Hiking Lions Head in Cape Town, South Africa. (Photo courtesy of Claudi, onclaudinine.com)
Hiking Lions Head in Cape Town, South Africa. (Photo courtesy of Claudi, onclaudinine.com)

“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.”

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