Close to Home: Our New Temporary Neighborhood

June 30, 2014 - Subsequent to my previous article about moving, this one is about our new temporary neighborhood. When moving every coup...
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Close to Home: Moving Impressions

June 29, 2014 - These are some images of the not so pleasant side of expat life. Every four years or so we have the movers in the house,...
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Close to Home: Public Viewing

June 29, 2014 - The German Embassy in Washington D.C. organized a public viewing on of the most popular public spots in town: The Dupont...
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Focus Ghana: Ceremony

June 27, 2014 - What a day it was. How a harmless visit became an almost official affair, I can´t quite remember. But somehow at some po...
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Close to Home: Americana - part 18

June 17, 2014 - ...goes on and on... Farm, Moneta, Virginia Alley-poles-blue sky, Washington D.C. Democracy Bou...
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Close to Home: Helicopter Views

June 17, 2014 - A few days ago I was invited by a friend to fly along in a helicopter. What an opportunity! It would be a one-hour fligh...
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Close to Home: Jefferson, Guns and the eternal American Drama

June 12, 2014 - I meant to write this article ever since I started blogging, but since it doesn´t really fit into my ususal subjects of...
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Focus Turkey: Bezirgan Nightshots

June 06, 2014 - Bezirgan has been the subject of a blog article just recently. Our favorite place in Turkey. This time I´ve got some pho...
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Close to Home: National D-Day Memorial

June 06, 2014 - Today is the 70th anniversary of D-Day, the successful invasion of Normandy, which was a decisive factor to the end of N...
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Close to Home: Know Your Snakes

June 05, 2014 - Two days ago I saw a Copperhead lying in the grass. It didn´t move for the longest time, it crossed my mind that it coul...
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Close to Home: Bryce Canyon

June 04, 2014 - Some of the people I´ve talked to, that have also been to the Bryce Canyon, are of the opinion that it´s the nicest of a...
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Close to Home: Americana - part 17

June 02, 2014 - Here we go again... Free street trolley, Alexandria, Virginia Open, Mt. Pleasant, Washington D.C....
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Rückblende: Tangier - Morocco 1990

June 02, 2014 - This is the second part of my long-ago-trip-to-Morocco-series. I remember Tangier being a very exotic city, it had the m...
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Close to Home: New York City´s Roosevelt Island

June 01, 2014 - New York City´s Roosevelt Island is known by its present name only since 1971. Before that it was called Welfare Island,...
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