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November 30, 2017

First advice to visitors to Finland: don’t try telling your hosts that Santa Claus comes from anywhere else. Its Nordic neighbours of Sweden and Norway make especially spurious claims to be the home of the gentleman in question, but his official residence is in the Arctic Circle in Finnish Lapland. That’s it. Don’t argue. It is appropriate, then, that the Finnish capital celebrates this time of the year, not so much with panache, but rather...

Autumn 2017
October 18, 2017

Some people say that autumn brings back memories. Wistful, sad, dejected and many more emotions mixed up. Here's some collections of autumn in Göttingen. I wish that you will have some happiness instead of sad emotions....

August 30, 2017

When visiting the Netherlands, most people stick to Amsterdam. If you are looking for something different, The Hague is a great choice: a quieter, beachside city. It’s a sunny morning in Scheveningen, an old fishing village and now part of The Hague. “Would you like a drink?” asks the smiling waiter on the terrace of beach café Copacabana. A few boys and girls walk by carrying surfboards across the large sandy beach towards the white waves...

Johanniskirchhof: Books box for sustainable reading fun
August 8, 2017

So I stumble upon this unique yellow phone box while walking around Johannis church. But the box is contained with lots of books. I wander around to ask everyone whether they know something about this. Got the information from the "Altes Rathaus". They said that after the yellow telephone box has more and more disappeared from the public street scene and the consciousness of many people in the past years, it now returns to Göttingen by November...

July 29, 2017

With a population of over 10 million, a 24-hour lifestyle and a perennial buzz, few cities are as lively as Moscow, and at no time more so than when the winter chill has finally been banished, trees blossom and the sun comes out. Summer sees the Russian capital at its best, with café terraces filled with chatter by day and nightclub rooftops providing breeze-cooled city views at night. Naturally, Mother Nature is as bold as this city of outsized...