Tag: Germany

Travel

Why I can’t wait to be in Leipzig again

Waking up to the smell of fresh bread wafting up from the bottom floor bakery. Chugging coffee like it’s water throughout the day. Persuading the bureaucratic train conductor that my ticket is very much still valid. Having a breakdown over the dative case, yet again. It feels like a life-time ago since I lived in…

Travel

The Best Cities in Germany

In these uncertain times, you’ve probably set your sights for your next trip a little closer to home. As one of our closest European neighbours, how about Germany? I’ve rounded up the best cities to visit, highlighting some lesser-known gems as well as ways to rediscover the cities you might already know. Germany is a…

Global

Gunman kills two in Germany synagogue attack

“History reminds us, the present demands us, that Germans must stand by their Jewish compatriots,” said German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier, after a deadly synagogue shooting. “Those who so far have been silent must speak out.”  On 9th October 2019, a 27-year old gunman, Stephan Balliet, killed two people in Halle, Germany, after attempting to break…

Features

Better recycling: plastic bottles

While many people in the UK believe we are doing our fair share of recycling, there is much more that could be done. In over 20 countries worldwide there are deposit schemes for the recycling of plastic bottles and cans; something that should be considered here too. These nations have deposit machines in supermarkets which…

Travel

Easter around the world

Easter is a time celebrated throughout the world by religious and non-religious people. This year, Easter Sunday falls on the 21 April. Easter, also known as Resurrection Sunday is a holiday celebrating the resurrection of Jesus. Nowadays, it has become much more commercialised with the Easter bunny which has folkloric origins as the symbol of…

Global

Pug seized over unpaid debts

A family in the German town of Ahlen has had their pug seized and sold on eBay by local officials. The action was taken in response to the family’s failure to pay their debts, which included a dog tax. Many people took to social media to criticise those involved, arguing it was heartless to seize…

Science

Eating insects to save the planet?

For most, the thought of eating grubs and crickets for dinner is the stuff of nightmares which should remain on I’m a Celebrity. However, there is evidence to suggest that eating insects, far from being a nightmare, could be the key to preventing rising sea levels and increasingly intense heatwaves. Global warming is such a…

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