Tag Archives: Hamburg

Book Review: Berlin to Bucharest – Travels in Eastern Europe

Berlin to Bucharest – Travels in Eastern Europe Gill, Anton Grafton Books, London, 1990 Beginning in Hamburg (en route to Rostock) and ending in Albania, the author relates details of his travels just behind the iron curtain in the final … Continue reading

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Experiencing Germany With Three of My Nieces. Part 2 – Leipzig

I was impressed.  In the interest of maximizing our time in Leipzig, I had reserved seats on the ICE train which departed Hamburg at 6:30 AM.  Given the amount of walking and fairly late night we had had before, I … Continue reading

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Experiencing Germany With Three of My Nieces. Part 1 – Hamburg

This spring I had the pleasure of being a tour host for 3 of my nieces on a trip to Germany.  All three were approximately the age I was when I first lived in Germany, and I would be traveling … Continue reading

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Book Review: Winter Men

Winter Men Kold, Jesper, translated by Semmel, K.E. Amazon Crossing, 2016 Karl and Gerhard are two brothers in Hamburg trying to make use of their positions as sons of a wealthy factory owner to emerge from the shadows of World … Continue reading

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You can sometimes go back – returning to Hamburg after 23 years

In the summer of 1995 I completed a study abroad year at the Universität Hamburg. I recall crossing the Elbe the last time and feeling a sense of relief at leaving the city behind me as I headed south in … Continue reading

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Random Food of the Day

A currywurst from a Hamburg market stall.  How can something so simple be so good…..

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Hiroshima

While there are many places in Japan worth visiting for any number of reasons, the one at the top of my list was Hiroshima for the same reason that I imagine comes to mind for most people. The bomb. I … Continue reading

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