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Travel: Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting

I am a huge fan of both “Home Alone” movies. I still remember when I watched the first part for the first time. It was just before Christmas at the start of the 1990s. My then best friend and her family had gone to one of the big outdoor markets at the Polish border where […]

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2016, we need to talk

Dear 2016, I was really looking forward to meet you. It was the last day of 2015 and it snowed so much in Istanbul, where I was to visit some of my best friends, that we had to give up all of our plans to go out on New Year’s Eve. Instead we stayed at […]

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Travel: New York City on a November day

Travel: New York City on a November day

Every now and then I need a day in a really big city. New York City. Boston isn’t exactly a small town, but it doesn’t have the big anonymity or countless skyscrapers, and I can see its city limits from almost everywhere. Meaning I prefer New York City by far and love to take in […]

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Living in the US: Let's talk about garbage

Living in the US: Let’s talk about garbage

Recently, two pieces made me think of the important topic of garbage, or rather how to deal with it: Corinna’s post on waste disposal in Italy and this short video, which compares Germany and the US in that aspect. Having lived in different countries, I know that every country has its own ideas, which range […]

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5 things to do in Boston in October

5 things to do in Boston in October

I’m already dreading the Boston winter, even though it is only October. Canavar eats like a horse and has become very fluffy, which normally isn’t a sign for a mild winter. Right now we have both summerly and chilly days. As long as it’s not raining cats and dogs, I try to leave the house […]

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