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Photos: Wangerland in East Friesia

Easter Monday is a public holiday here in Germany. And since the weather was a bit cold, but otherwise nice, we decided to go on an outing to the East Friesian North Sea coast to visit the municipality of Wangerland. … Continue reading

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Photos: The Ems Barrier at Gandersum

Here is the second part of my photo post about my Ascension Day outing to East Frisia. Yesterday, we took a look at the town of Leer, today we visit the Ems Barrier at Gandersum a few kilometers downstream. Gandersum … Continue reading

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Photos: Leer in East Frisia

Yesterday was Ascension Day a.k.a. Father’s Day, which is a public holiday in Germany. Ascension Day is traditionally a day for outings, including the infamous Father’s Day tours where groups of young men, most of whom are not fathers, set … Continue reading

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Sailor’s Curry – a curious Indian-German fusion dish

I don’t blog about food all that much, but today I want to share a personal favourite with you, namely the curious Indian-German fusion dish known as sailor’s curry or simply curry, if you’re from North Germany and grew up … Continue reading

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Photos: A May Day outing to the East Friesian seaside

May 1st, i.e. International Workers’ Day, is a public holiday in Germany, so we took the opportunity for a day trip to the East Friesian seaside. Now the people of East Friesia have (unfairly) been the butt of jokes for … Continue reading

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First Gender Debate of the Year – Hurray!

It seems we’re having the first gender debate of the year, though this time around we are not talking about women writers for once, but about masculine writing. The first volley was fired by Paul S. Kemp, author of several … Continue reading

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The X-storm: Xaver hits North Germany

Xaver, the disastrous winter storm has already killed one man in Scotland and is about to hit the German coast. In the Netherlands, they have closed the massive flood barriers protecting the harbours of Rotterdam and Antwerp. Hamburg has closed … Continue reading

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Bremerhaven Photos, Part II: Ships

Somewhat delayed by the recent WorldCon, Hugo and “what is SF” discussions, here is the second part of my post featuring photos taken during a recent trip to Bremerhaven. Part I with some information about the city in general is … Continue reading

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Photos: Bremerhaven, Part 1: City Views

I’ve been meaning to post these for a while now, but somehow I never got around to it. Alas, better late than never. In the first week of the summer holidays, I took a day trip to Bremerhaven with my … Continue reading

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Photos: Bremen Harbour

As promised, here is the second part of the photos I took during my recent excursion to the Walle neighbourhood of Bremen. Part 1 was devoted to the 19th century Walle Cemetery, while part 2 covers photos of the Bremen … Continue reading

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