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Perspectives

Good People, Bad People

I met someone in Germany last week who had an interesting story to tell. You’ll hear many stories over in the East because it’s a place that’s seen a lot of upheaval in the recent past. But as with most things, it’s not easy to put them away into neat little boxes.

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Music

An Introduction to German Music

Last week, my ramblings about Polish music consisted of pretty much everything I had come to know and like over the last few years. With German music, it’s much harder to condense everything into a handy guide. Music has always been a big part of my life, and although I came to love Britpop and […]

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Food

Chocolate Of The Day: Russian Chocolate Cheesecake

Another recipe, another childhood memory from my GDR days.

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Travel

GDR Nostalgia in Brandenburg

Last week, my sister and I took a bunch of kids on a last big carefree holiday before the oldest ones start school in September. Out of both necessity (we needed a place that we could all reach comfortably by train) and a bout of nostalgia, we decided on a sleepy little town in Brandenburg.