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A first-time tourist in Germany

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I traveled to Germany as tourist for the first time in March 2009, from the United States, spontaneously and without much preparation. I did buy a guidebook, but barely read it; mostly just made a line on the map with a highlighter linking the cities I’d like to fit into a whirlwind 6 days. I…

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#Haiku of the day (April 12)

in Arts/Philosophies
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Daily haiku:  Purple –  A flower or wound/  A ribbon of awareness/  A medal for death

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Great Gatsby party at Leipzig Felsenkeller

in Culture / Entertainment/Events/Party
Leipzig city center. Photo: Stefan Hopf
Leipzig city center. Photo: Stefan Hopf

“The American Dream, American self-renewal, and the hedonism and excess of the Jazz Age.”

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April 11: SonderpOSTen arts community fest in #Leipzig

in Culture / Entertainment/Events/Flea market
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Mark your calendars: April 11 is a good Saturday to visit Reudnitz. There will be a street festival going on at Lene-Voigt-Park that day, organized by Sonderposten Kunst & Kreativmarkt. It’s a good opportunity to experience cool things while supporting local businesses. Expect to find food, music, arts and crafts, films and more, from 11 a.m. to…

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#Haiku of the day (April 11)

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Daily haiku: Purgatory – Stuck alone mid-hill/ These nagging thoughts grab my feet/ Light’s just out of reach

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Mysterious, subtle, prolific street art in Florence and Pisa

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“This post is not about how Florence and Pisa are open air museums. This post is about this anonymous artist who has filled the walls of Florence and Pisa with discreet yet really cool doodles… It’s like a dialogue between the canvas and the paint, which makes the art so much more alive.”

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