Berlin is a city full of life, culture and history, with concerts, international film festivals, parties, fashion, popular sporting events and many other opportunities. Looking forward to a few events this year that I broke down by season and category. I am sure that this is just a glimpse, and surprises and spontaneous moments will appear during the year, but is a good idea to have a plan.Continue reading “Berlin 2020 ~ Calendar”
As we are wrapping the year 2019 and a decade, I was reflecting these days at what I have achieved & what I have learned. In 2019, this online travel journal was opened. And I had a new start in Berlin.Continue reading “My Year 2019”
This week of 4-10 November 2019 is a very special one in the German capital because it celebrated the 30th anniversary of the fall of Berlin Wall with “storytelling” events and art. I am still processing this week and the 6 months since I live here.Continue reading “A world without walls”
The “nation” was an invention of the 19th century. These nations created monuments or sites that identified their new perception of themselves. Hmm.Continue reading “A day in Berlin”
Lovely city. Beautiful as the name. Baden Baden is a spa town and perfect day or weekend trip from Stuttgart during autumn.
Two festivals are lightning the mood in October. Because one was not enough. „The Festival of Lights“ and „Berlin Leuchtet / Berlin Illuminated“.Continue reading “Light of Freedom”
There are so many ways to get to know a city or to have a good first overview. This time I took a long walk and then a boat. While I imagined how locals spend their Saturday and live their life in Hamburg.Continue reading “Hamburg. A Day in the Life”
Saturday and Sunday, 18th and 19th August, Berliners and guests run / walk the 160km or 100 miles path along the former Berlin Wall to honor the victims of the Cold War.
Last week was the Holly week in the Orthodox church and it wad indeed a special one.
Now in Berlin lilac flowers are everywhere. Lavender color and amazing smell. I admire them walking in neighborhoods and I hope to spot them every time I visit a flat. As a good purple sign. Continue reading “Purple Berlin”
Growing up I always projected my life and career as a clear path. Or as a ladder. Something linear, straight, filled with clichés. Now I see both as a painting – beautiful, bold, deep, lively, patterned, but also uneven, dark, broken, rough, changing.
Love is in the Bin. The most talked piece of art at the moment is in Baden-Württemberg and other ART stories. Third and final part of stuttgART series
When in chaos, create your Symmetry. My thoughts in the city of Ludwigsburg exactly, where I visited the castle and the fashion museum inside. Continue reading “stuttgART- Symmetry & Fashion”
Today, during my first days living in Berlin, I start a series writing about ART in Stuttgart. I attended one impressive piece of art in February, but it stays with me still, daily.
2019. V-day in Stuttgart. V from Violence. Continue reading “stuttgART & V-day”
The name of this castle in Stuttgart West is a strange metaphor of how I felt here sometimes. Continue reading “Solitude Castle”
You probably did not expect this, but Stuttgart is a city with many hills and with 400 to 600 staircases called “Stäffele” in the lovely local dialect.
The city is part of a wine growing region, so in the past the staircases served as access to the vineyards. Continue reading “Viewpoints, wine & romance”
Eat your way through Stuttgart. I made the plan for a weekend when one has more time to explore the food scene and I wrote my weekend rituals so I can remember them. I write a lot for myself so I don’t forget.
A place that both feels like home and somewhere foreign Continue reading “Stuttgart”