Sugar lover’s world – The first cake exhibition in southern Bavaria

Sparkling eyes, delighted faces and glittering colors everywhere. No, it isn’t Christmas yet; it’s the first Cake Germany, a cake exhibition which took place in November near Stuttgart, a great pleasure for professionals and hobby handicraft enthusiasts.  Around 50 baking enthusiasts took part in six different categories to battle with hobby bakers or professionals. Continue reading

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Holiday in Iran

Visiting Iran was a beautiful and life-changing experience. Let me show you some of its splendors…

If you visit Tehran, don’t miss out on its famous market and the Tehran bazar mosque.
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Who’s the ‘alien’? – An intergalactic philosophy

Do you believe that amongst the gazillion galaxies in this universe there’s only one single planet that has forms of intelligent life on it? Honestly?

“Two possibilities exist: either we are alone or we are not, both are equally terrifying.”
Arthur C. Clarke

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Get happy in the world’s happiest country: Denmark!


Did you know that the Danes are the happiest people on earth, according to the UN World Happiness Report 2013? Wow! I was surprised when I read that Denmark with its rather cold climate and dark winters is ranked number one in the happiness list. Some other ranks that might be of interest are: Germany – 26, the UK – 22, the US – 17 and Australia – 10. How can it be that Danes are happier than anyone else in the whole wide world? Since I spent half a year in Aarhus, the second largest city of Denmark, I’d like to tell you from my own experience why I think that Danes are so happy… Continue reading

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Why it’s actually fun to be vegan

Without doubt veganism seems to be the new thing. The list of ‘famous’ vegans includes actors such as Alec Baldwin, Ellen Paige and Anne Hathaway, the talk show host Ellen DeGeneres and even Avatar director and producer James Cameron. Still, a lot of people think that this lifestyle isn’t for them — it’s too extreme, too hard and it takes the fun out of food. But what if I tell you it’s actually fun to be vegan?  Continue reading

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An appeal against apathy – Why you should do something against TTIP/CETA

Recently, campact (www.campact.de) organised a collection of signatures against TTIP, including in Augsburg. So, in case you missed it, I’ll give you the most important facts: Continue reading

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A trip to the Aran Islands

Leabharlann – that’s the one Irish word I learned and can remember from my recent trip to Ireland. In one part of the country my group and I went to the Irish language is still spoken by many: the Aran Islands in Galway Bay. You can only reach Inisheer, Inishmaan and the largest island, Innishmore (Inis Mór) by boat or plane. If you take the boat and you’re lucky, the weather will be fine so you can stand on deck and try to spot dolphins. During our boat ride to Innishmore it was raining, but it cleared up almost as soon as we arrived, and the sun shone for the rest of the day. Sadly, there were no dolphins, but we saw a few seals along one part of the coast, so our daily dose of cuteness was filled! Continue reading

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A letter from Atlanta

Dear readers of eMAG,

Being complimented on your clothes, hairstyle or something else by random people when you step off the airplane, talking to strangers at stores and everybody saying a nice “how are you” before asking if they can help you – that definitely sounds a lot like the US and very little like Germany. Continue reading

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