Tag Archives: Bremen

Arson, attempted murder and the destruction of a 150 year old department store

Yesterday evening, I was at the monthly translators’ meet-up at a restaurant in Bremen city centre. At around a quarter to ten, I was driving home along an elevated road through the city centre and noticed a dark cloud drifting … Continue reading

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Cora does a podcast interview and other mixed updates

First of all, I’ve been interviewed by Señor Rolando for the podcast Büchergefahr (book danger) and talk a bit about writing, indie publishing and pulp fiction. You can listen to the podcast here. Alas, it’s only in German. Meanwhile, yesterday’s … Continue reading

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Seasonal Views of Bremen 2014

This holiday season I mostly found myself tied to the house due to ongoing construction work. Which isn’t that much of a problem, since I do most of my holiday shopping online anyway. However, yesterday there was a lull in … Continue reading

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Plane Crash in Bremen

This has certainly been a summer of disasters in general and plane crashes in particular. First Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 was shot down in Ukraine, which rattled me a lot, because my Dad has flown the very same route only … Continue reading

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Germany wins the cup, George R.R. Martin goes Swiss and the last bastion of masculinity falls

First of all, Germany won the 2014 World Cup tonight, making it Germany’s fourth win after 1954, 1974 and 1990. I watched the match with my Mom (my Dad has caught a cold and went to bed after the regular … Continue reading

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Views of Bremen at Springtime

I had to take my Mom to Bremen today, because it turned out that our local suburban bank cannot procure Malaysian ringgits within four days (which is when my Dad is supposed to fly to Malaysia to oversee the repairs … Continue reading

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Still Snowy and Frosty Linkdump

I’m not sure whether this hit the news abroad at all, but the German TV station ARD did an exclusive TV interview with NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden. I only stumbled across the interview by accident, because I was waiting for … Continue reading

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UFOs over Bremen and cocaine at the supermarket: This day in WTF? news

The first full January week of 2014 seems to be shaping up into a period for WTF? news items. For starters, Bremen experienced an UFO incident on Monday evening, when a flying mystery object was spotted by the air traffic … Continue reading

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Seasonal Views of Bremen, 2013

I already posted some seasonal images of Bremen’s Christmas markets as well as of the famous architectural monument Böttcherstraße last year. However, I found myself in Bremen today and since I had my camera, I took some more photos. Unfortunately, … Continue reading

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Storm Xaver Update

We’re still getting wind surges, but in general it is getting more quiet outside. But then, the biggest danger of the massive winter storm Xaver is not the wind (though that’s bad enough) but the flood waters the storm is … Continue reading

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