Summer

A guide to scuba diving in our local lakes

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"In this post, I want to tell you about what it takes to become a scuba diver, and about what you can discover underneath the surface of Leipzig’s lakes."

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Germany and the heatwave from hell

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It doesn’t really feel as if we’d have to brace future generations for a return of the glaciers any time soon. The terrible heat – die schreckliche Hitze – has us all in its clutches. And it's only getting scarier.

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Insider guide to the lakes around Leipzig

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It looks like the weather will remain good for the next couple of weeks… perhaps it is time to do a little exploring.

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Where my Facebook friends and I would like you to go this summer in Europe – and why

"I have managed to put something of a 'tips' post together by mentioning my column and asking my Facebook friends: What's your favorite summer holiday place? Could you describe it in a few words? I turned the answers I got and a few of my own favorites into what comes next... photos and short blurbs."

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Leipzig Events: Free open-air movie and ice cream at Werk 2 tonight

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The whole shebang (a stop on the "Ben & Jerry's Movie Nights" tour) starts at 7 p.m. at Werk 2 in Connewitz. The movie showing itself begins when the sun goes down, around 10 p.m. And oh, the movie? (500) Days of Summer.

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Favorite childhood recipe from Greece

Our glocal culinary columnist today shares the recipe to her favorite dish as a child, associating it with lovely personal memories of nicer summers in Greece: "This dish makes me feel nostalgic not only for my childhood summers but also for the 90’s in Greece... a time of high hopes and expectations about a brighter

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