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Week #19 & 20: A Weekend in the City

In my latest attempt to shake things up on this blog, instead of sharing the usual daily antics of a language assistant (more on that next week), instead I thought I’d dedicate this post solely to the weekend before last, which I spent in Berlin with two of my wonderful pals from home. 1,037 more words

East Germany

DDR Museum, Berlin

Well, I couldn’t resist the opportunity to share with you a highlight from my trip to Berlin.  If you want to visit a Museum with a retro feel, this one has it in spades. 424 more words



Die Treuhandanstalt1 (THA) wurde 1990 gegründet. Ihr Ziel war die Transformation einer sozialistischen Planwirtschaft in eine soziale Marktwirtschaft. Mit anderen Wörten war das Ziel die Assimilation der DDR-Wirtschaft in das System der Bundesrepublik. 421 more words

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Baltic Sea

Second day of our trip to the Baltic Sea. East Germany. An island attached to the baltic sea coast line. Poel Island. We have no rocks in the National Park Wadden Sea / North Sea … at our local access points (at home). 45 more words


Pastoral Childhood and the Stasi: A brief encounter with Johannes Bobrowski

Johannes Bobrowski, born 9th April 1917 in Sovetsk, Russia, published his first set of poems during the second world war. Bobrowski, like many poets, was no stranger to hardship within his life. 437 more words