6. February 2018

Germany: Frankfurt

The book fair The book fair in Frankfurt has an over 500 year old tradition and is visited by around 280,000 people every year. A total of approximately 7300 exhibitors from more than 100 countries are on site. At that time we decided to visit the entire fair in one day, so our stay was hectic. The enormous amount of visitors is, however, not noticeable on the huge fairgrounds and you can easily talk to almost all exhibitors. I was looking for an English publisher and found one. Otherwise, the fair offers what the spoiler  in the name promises: Everything about books! From authors, publishers and translators to reading assistants, anything […]
5. February 2018

Germany: Dresden

A beautiful old-town The state capital of Saxony offers an incomparable, history drenched old town, housing the Frauenkirche, the Zwinger, the Semperoper and countless other buildings. The city ranks number 4 in Germany’s most visited tourist cities and has 10 million visitors annually. We spent most of our time in the historic city center and had the rare opportunity to see the Semperoper from the inside. Located on the opposite bank of the Elbe, you can get an particularly beautiful view of the city from the “Brühlschen Terrace” The Zwinger: In the old town The Striezelmarkt This was the second time I visited the city. Last time, the Striezelmarkt took place: […]
25. November 2017

Short Story: I love big cities

I love big cities! I wrote a short story about the “Life in big cities” for a competition. Since I didn’t win, I would like to share it on my blog. It´s the story of a man living in a skyscraper in a big city. He gets a new neighbour that keeps him constantly awake with weird knocking noises on the bedroom wall. Have fun reading:   I was woken by periodic blows against my bedroom wall. I lifted my head and checked the room. It took me a while to figure out what was going on: I had a new neighbor – at least that’s what the janitor told me […]
4. September 2017

Morocco: Chefchaouen

Taxis in Morocco We reached Chefchaouen in the late evening and got on a taxi right away. If you take a cab in Morocco, you should always ask whether a taxi meter is on board or negotiate the price before (!) you get in. Otherwise, the trip can get overpriced. There is one thing to say about the hotels in Morocco: they are cheap, especially if you can go without much luxury. In the old town you usually live in a so called Riad. The rooms often have no windows. If they do, they only face the courtyard. In order to provide fresh air, an air conditioning system is usually installed. […]
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