BUCHAREST: The forgotten European capital city

BUCHAREST: The forgotten European capital city

On a holiday weekend, the cheapest airfare to a nontraditional location ended up being Bucharest. Neither of us knew anything about the city besides the absolute basics (capital of a former communist country, cheap, urban), so it seemed like the perfect mini-adventure. 

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Reconciling American and German takes on political correctness

Reconciling American and German takes on political correctness

 How do you find a balance between fairly absolute convictions about what is appropriate and what is not with acknowledgements that you are interacting with a different culture with a completely different history and relation to these "racist" ideas? 

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Berlin from A to Z

Berlin from A to Z

Berlin is a huge, incredibly diverse city. As part of my continued efforts to somehow encapsulate this city and make it more accessible to those who are maybe less familiar with it (not that I'm any sort of expert), I present to you: Berlin from A to Z. For each letter, I have chosen a word, place, or thing that somehow relates to life here in Berlin. 

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