Tag Archives: Germany

Do I have EHEC? My experience with the mysterious illness.

I went to Hanover in the North of Germany last week and spent the last couple of days scanning my body for symptoms of EHEC, always wondering “Do I have it?”. EHEC spreads and with it the fear spreads from … Continue reading

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What exactly is this Ehec virus?

Four people died and over 600 were infected with a highly dangerous intestinal virus called Ehec within a week in Germany. Ehec spreads quickly and scientists have no real idea where it comes from. Germans have been told to stay … Continue reading

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University of Westminster teacher scores seventh place for Greece in the Eurovision Song Contest

It was the senior teacher of the University of Westminster’s Music department, Mike Exarchos alias “Stereo Mike”, who scored seventh place at the Eurovision Song Contest (ESC) for Greece last Saturday. With the song “Watch My Dance” the EMI contract … Continue reading

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I love you so much, I cut you a tree – Germany’s May tree tradition

There are many ways to show someone that you love him/ her. Where I come from, the Rhineland in Germany, we have a special and very romantic tradition that takes place in the middle of the night from the 30th … Continue reading

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Meeting old friends = meeting your old self

An Australian and a German try to find a Frenchmen in London – what sounds like the beginning of a joke actually was a long awaited reunion. Seven years ago I was fortunate enough to be taken on a trip … Continue reading

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Düsseldorf only German city in open-to-foreigners survey – London ranks first

Only one German town appears in the league table of the new “Open Cities” survey by the British Council: Düsseldorf on rank 13. The seven British cities that were analysed are all among the first 16 with London on top … Continue reading

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Germany has ‘real’ vampires

Ever since the hype about vampires started, dozens of books and movies have flooded the world depicting the ways vampires live and – sometimes more importantly – die. As this new cult persists one is tempted to ask: How much … Continue reading

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