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Outfit: That 90s Summer Feeling

I spent most of my summers in the 1990s in Germany because my parents had the idea of first exploring our home country before going abroad. So we went to another region in Germany each year. As a kid I was easily satisfied with afternoons in a public outdoor swimming pool, but I don’t remember […]

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Week in review: 20 – 26 February 2017

A whole week of vacation has passed and also February is almost over. I actually didn’t leave Boston at all because there quite a few things for me to take care of. After I had a bad cold at the beginning of the month, I’ve got a sinus infection as a late sequela. At least […]

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The books I read in January and February 2017

The books I read in January and February 2017

I have had a slow start this year when it comes to reading. Then again this only applies to books. Since January I have subscribed to the New York Times and the Time Magazine, and reading those takes up quite a bit of my time. This morning for instance I took the Saturday issue of […]

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A Walk through Boston's North End

A Walk through Boston’s North End

So we had the first summer day of the year today. More than 20 °C. On 24 February. Concerning the climate change, this is very alarming. For me, on a personal note the day was enjoyable. After so many cold weeks with short days, it is great to spend as much time as possible outside, […]

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Recipe: Plantain Soup with Plantain Chips

Recipe: Plantain Soup with Plantain Chips

I associate plantains with the south and vacation. Last year when I spent some days with a friend in Florida [here], we ended up going to many Cuban restaurants. And they always serve plantain dishes, esp. the soup. Actually, I can’t remember that I’ve ever eaten plantains before I came to America. I am pretty […]

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