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When bike trails meet new lakes, old mines

in Glocal/Leipzig/Leipzig tips/Philosophies
Remainders of coal mining at Leipzig's sparkling lakes. (Photo: public domain)
Remainders of coal mining at Leipzig's sparkling lakes. (Photo: public domain)

It may become easier to cycle in nature, as a European network plans to help improve such infrastructure in Leipzig’s rural surroundings. But how do we make sure we prevent the development of the lake region from completely erasing its (mining) past?

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Catalonia and Spain: it’s complicated

in Opinion/Politics
Will the Catalonian coat of arms remain part of the Spanish one after Sunday's referendum?

When asked why they want independence, many Catalans say they have their own language and culture. Yesterday, Spain disagreed by force.

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6 randomly perfect moments in travel

in Philosophies/Travel
Watching the sunset over Florence with a random acquaintance is one of the perfect travel moments I remember. https://leipglo.com
Watching the sunset over Florence with a random acquaintance is one of the perfect travel moments I remember. https://leipglo.com

Randomly perfect while perfectly random – travel moments that stayed with me through time.

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A couple authentic eateries in Leipzig

in Food/Leipzig tips/My Leipzig
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Good food. Good wine. Good company. Good atmosphere. It doesn’t get better than that.

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Not-so-totally-touristy guide to Spain, Part III – Pamplona

in Travel

There’s much more to Pamplona than the bull run and bull fights – this beautiful, lively, laid-back city surprised me and left a mark on me even in the very short time I was there.

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Not-so-totally-touristy guide to Spain, Part II – Madrid

in Travel
Me toasting the gods with Mahou at Templo de Debod, Madrid. Photo by M. Todeschini.

My mission in Madrid this time around, with an old like-minded friend and now a local of the city: to experience some of the best in food, drink, nightlife and general fun across Madrid’s barrios, without so much of the obvious sightseeing – with a bit of work thrown in, believe it or not.

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