Ever heard of these words? No? Then you probably haven’t been to Israel yet! All three words can be translated as “good”, and that’s what a visit to Israel really is. I stayed with some Israelis I met during a student exchange a few years ago and they made me feel not just like a tourist, but a part of the country for a few days. It has so much to offer, and here come my personal favourites… Continue reading
Siri Hustvedt is an American writer and literary scholar with Norwegian roots. On Friday May 10th she lectured about her process of finding the “right” story, and read from her yet unpublished novel “The Blazing World”. For those of you who missed it, here’s a brief recap. Continue reading
How are you? I hope your life is going well in Vietnam. May is here in Augsburg. The sky is clearing, wide and blue. The birds are beginning to chirp in the trees. Green leaves are covering the branches and wild daisies are blooming. So I find myself writing to tell you about these great experiences… Continue reading
The 50th anniversary of “Doctor Who”
Don’t blink. Ever. Blink and you’re dead. That’s how fast things go terribly wrong when you’re the companion of the Doctor. What Doctor? Doctor Who!
When was the last time you went to a really special place? Something unique that made you smile because you had never seen anything like it before? If it’s been a while or if you’re just curious, let me introduce a hotel with a really unique concept behind it, namely the Grandhotel Cosmopolis.
Have you ever wondered if more people know where Obama was senator or where Hugh Jackman is from? If anyone knows that Margaret Thatcher was from Grantham? (Downton Abbey! That’s where you heard the name before! You’re welcome.) If there are people at this University who somehow missed that Schwarzenegger became Governor of California at some point? If anyone besides Peter James knows where Marcel de Jong (FCA) is from? Continue reading
A journey including The Emperor, Modern Art, and Inspiring Monologues
After an extremely arduous 15-hour bus drive of chatting, card-playing, and getting a glimpse of the white cliffs of Dover at night, we finally arrived at the Waterloo Days Hotel in London, which is only 15 minutes walking distance to the National Theatre. Apart from watching plays, you can also go there in the evening, enjoy drinks, and listen to free live music. You don’t even have to dress up! It’s for the common people like you and me. Continue reading
When it comes to dating, we tend to be overly shy and awkward. Our inhibitions and fears of rejection are among the reasons why online dating services and several social media platforms have become bastions for finding a suitable mate. If you are among the many that are too shy to approach someone who attracts you, don’t give up! A new social media trend called “Spotted:” helps even the most timid out there find that special someone again. Continue reading