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In this catergorie we and hopefully guests will write about their travel experiences around the world. Each post will also include local information, dos and donts of communication and culture and much more. Each post will also have a glossary to help with understanding and of course to learn new English vocabulary.

Monday Demonstrations – Leipzig History

Monday Demonstrations - Leipzig History The Monday demonstrations took place between 1989 and 1990 on Monday evenings. It was a series of peaceful demonstrations against the government of the GDR. They were not planned beforehand but happened spontaneously.  The demonstrations began in Leipzig on September 4th, 1989 after the weekly prayer for peace in the Nicholaikirche until it became so big that it spilled over …

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New Town Hall Leipzig

Town Hall Leipzig A Leipzig town hall was first  mentioned in a document in 1360. The old town hall was built in the middle of the 16th century. When the town hall became too small to accommodate the needs of the fast-growing city they decided to build a new one. In 1895 Leipzig was granted the right to build a new town hall and they received …

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F&F Transport – Business Englisch Einzelkurs/Gruppenkurs inHouse

Wir begrüßen die Mitarbeiter der Firma F&F Transport und Recycling GbR zu Ihrem Business Englischkurs - inHouse. Sowohl im Einzelunterricht als auch in der Gruppe helfen wir den Mitarbeitern dabei Ihr Englisch zu verbessern - dabei liegt der Fokus zum einen auf sicheren Konversationen und zum anderen auf spezifischem Vokabular für die Bereiche Transport und Recycling. Außerdem werden Fertigkeiten für den Arbeitsalltag geschult, unter anderem für …

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Week in Review – Stephen Hawking died, Merkel Chancellor and Modified Blackberrys

Stephen Hawking died at Age 76 The world renowned scientist, cosmologist, astronomer, mathematician and author died at the age of 76 in the early hours of Wednesday, earlier this week. According to his family he died peacefully at his home in Cambridge. Hawking wrote several books and was famous for his work with black holes and relativity. He discovered that black holes leak energy and …

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Week in Review – Daylight Savings Time and Icebergs as Drinking Water

Daylight Savings Time a Thing of the Past? At the moment, a Europe-wide public consultation decides if daylight savings time is still needed. The consultation closes on August 16. The citizens of Finland filed a petition to abolish the changing of the clocks every year – the sun doesn’t rise or set for most of the year and people have enough of the inconvenient habit. …

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Week in Review – Putin re-elected, Facebook Data Breach and Toys’R’Us

Putin was re-elected as Russian President Vladimir Putin was elected for a new six-year term as Russian president. Even though a few world leaders sent their best wishes no Western leader has responded to his victory yet. According to official results Putin got more than 76% of the votes. Putin took over the office as president from Dmitry Medvedev in 2012 and has ruled the …

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Week in Review – Fire in Russian Mall, March for Our Lives and Love a Muslim Day

Mall Fire in Russia A deadly inferno swept through a shopping mall in the Sibirian city of Kemerovo on Sunday last week. The fire burnt for twelve hours and claimed at least 64 lives. Furthermore, 16 people are still missing, among them many children. The exact cause of the fire is still unclear but it´s supposed the fire started in the fourth floor play area …

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Week in Review – Irish Birth Certificates, Volcano in Guatemala and Fossil Found

Irish Birth Certificates Tusla, an Irish child and family agency has revealed that 126 people born between the years 1949 and 1969 have had incorrect birth registrations. It is said that almost 79 people of these cases may be entirely unaware of the circumstances of their birth. The agency has gained records from St Patrick's Guild a former adoption agency which closed down in 2004, …

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Week in Review – Girl Missing, US Withdrawal from UN and Akon City

Girl Missing in Leipzig A 28 year old student was reported missing last week by her family, when she failed to get back to her home town as scheduled. 28 year old Sophia a student in the city of Leipzig was last seen on Thursday when she left Leipzig to hitchhike to her home town of Amberg in northern Bavaria. She reportedly rode the S- …

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Week in Review – Erdogan, Swedish Activist and Sailing Boy

Win for Erdogan Recep Tayyip Erdogan wins yet another five-year term presidency after securing 53% of the votes while the closest rival scored only 31% of the votes. Erdogan gave a victory speech from the balcony of his party’s headquarters based in the capital city of Ankara, where he said, "The winner of this election is each and every individual among my 81 million citizens”. …

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