culture

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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MONAliesA – Leipzig’s feminist library

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LeipGlo contributor Mascha Lange takes us through Leipzig's only feminist library MONAliesA and gives us an overview of its past and present as well as all its great inventory and projects.

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Eating your way through Hanoi in 5 days

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"Having had the opportunity to visit a unique and robust culture like this keeps me beaming as I relive these memories." A trove of gastronomic tips for your future trip to Hanoi. Cuz you will definitely want to go after reading this. #gastronomy #Vietnam

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Travel black: Leipzig’s Wave-Gotik-Treffen

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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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Chemnitz at 875: history, industry, culture

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Known not only for its big Karl Marx head (the “Nischel” in Saxonian), Chemnitz now has around 240,000 inhabitants and a quite important technical university, where 25% of students (!) are international. The city happens to be celebrating its 875th jubilee and is vying to become a European Capital of Culture.

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On the lovely people of Japan

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

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