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Spring is in the Air

Spring in Mainz. Spring is always a magical time for me, with its April showers soote as Geoffrey Chaucer wrote many centuries ago. Everything bursts into bloom, anywhere you look there are flowers of all colors, shapes and sizes. It … Continue reading

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Little adventures.

Crossing the Street and Other Adventures. After six weeks in this town many things are done on autopilot while others still require conscious attention. Crossing the street, check. Extra vigilance in front of the main train station because there are … Continue reading

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Wine Fest!

Spring Wine Fest. When you stay in any place for an extended period of time, and six weeks is quite a long stay, two things happen. One, you know a lot about the place and walk on autopilot. You know … Continue reading

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Gutenberg

Johannes Gutenberg. Most people would recognize the name from the well-known site Project Gutenberg, where many classical books can be read for free. Not everybody knows where the name came from, though probably a large part of those who finished … Continue reading

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Practicalities.

Miscellaneous Gems of Wisdom. Not being in the category of Sherlock Holmes, I am not strong on deductions, but some things are so glaringly obvious one cannot help but notice them. When I first started my walks around Mainz a … Continue reading

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Going out, German Style.

Going out, German Style. So far we went to various restaurants in a large group, mostly men. Since I am just an accompanying person I figured that the best I could do was dress nice but not ostentatiously so, comb … Continue reading

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Spargel!

It’s Spargel Season! Spargel, which is German for asparagus, is a big deal in the country. It seems that every land watches for the first shoots of this vegetable, or is it simply a plant? I heard that this spring … Continue reading

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