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Impressions from Carnival in Cologne

Impressions from Carnival in Cologne

Yesterday was a big day in Germany for all those who love Carnival. I finally fulfilled my promise to see Cologne Carnival while in Maastricht. It was big, loud and funny - even though I was a little bit disappointed about the lack of political criticism...

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Back in the Netherlands

Being back in the Netherlands has something reassuring to it. The friendliness of people in the shops or on the street is striking from the first moment. It's so comfortable to pull out your EC card and to utter the magic words pinnen alsubelieft even...

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What is your "water footprint"?

Do you know what a water footprint is? I didn't, but I learned about it this morning. The question of water footprint has potential to become a very important question in the following years, such as climate change has become a topic in the last five...

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The phenomenon of one-sided relations

Web 2.0 and Facebook really revolutionize global communication and the possibility to stay in contact over long distances of place and time. However, in a certain sense it also estranges friendship withouth us really noticing it. I made this experience...

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Getting started in Paris

dieser Artikel wurde im November 2006 geschrieben, aber was soll's, ist immer noch aktuell Wir befinden uns in den malerischen Voralpen Südfrankreichs, in einem kleinen gemütlichen Örtchen namens Etoile-sur-Rhône. In den engen Gassen des Dorfes lädt ein...

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No presents on Christmas Eve

Christmas in the Netherlands does not really take place in the sense in which British, Americans, French or Germans know it. Certainly, the Dutch know and celebrate on Christmas Day, the more religious naturally hold it to be the day of the birth of the...

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