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A Curiosity Shop Find - An Original 1957 National Geographic Map of a Divided Europe

I have always been fascinated by maps. I recently found this original 1957 National Geographic map of Europe and cant help but keep looking at it. 488 more words


Deutschland 83 / ****

A little while back, I wrote about The Americans, which just might be the best show on television. It’s the story of a pair of Russian spies living undercover in 1980’s America, and the toll that their double lives takes not only on themselves, but on their family. 411 more words

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Episode 5: Ah! Berlin 

So after a nice long drive day from Amsterdam, we arrived into another country and a new city – Berlin!! To put it in perspective for the Australians back home, the drive yesterday was the equivalent of driving from Geelong to Adelaide but in saying that it was the perfect opportunity to catch up on some much needed sleep after a couple of big nights in Amsterdam. 134 more words


A Nation's Pride: 1976 and State-Sponsored Doping

I must confess I haven’t had the opportunity to watch the apparently excellent “The Last Gold” documentary about the 1976 women’s US Olympic Team as they battled the overpowering but doped East German women. 685 more words


BREAKING: 'Explosive Device' Goes Off in Germany City 

BERLIN –  An “explosive device” blew up in the center of the Bavarian city of Ansbach, killing one person and injuring 11 others, the city’s mayor told local media early Monday. 140 more words

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Classic Rock in Eastern Europe Part 1 and Intro

Note: Some of the following countries that I’ll be talking about in this mightn’t be considered part of Eastern Europe, but rather Central Europe. All of these countries however, were under the influence of the USSR (as satellite states) at one point and they were behind the Iron Curtain, which separated Eastern and Western Europe.  4,905 more words

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Silence on a Train

As the train made its way out of the West German station, its riders were cordial and chatted as they settled in for their courageous journey to see family and friends in East Germany. 1,264 more words

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