Stadtmuseum

Stadtmuseum, Kassel

I don’t know how many times I passed the entrance of the Stadtmuseum of Kassel without entering it. It is located within the old Karlshospiz at the Ständeplatz but has the entrance in the rear. Maybe it were the windows closed with bricks that kept me from entering the building with the nice portal. At least I didn’t expect too many interesting things inside.

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A new home

Obelisk, Treppenstraße, Kassel

It was one of the most interesting artworks of the documenta 14 art exhibition at Kassel, Germany: the obelisk (‘Das Fremdlinge und Flüchtlinge Monument‘) by Olu Oguibe originally located on the Königsplatz. A simple geometric figure with the words of Matthew 25,35c on it in German, English, Arabic and Turkish: ‘I was a stranger and you took me in‘. It was the right artwork at the right time and place, as in Germany there were long-running, very emotional debates how many refugees the country can take in.

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Cutty Sark

Cutty Sark, Greenwich, London

I can’t go to London, England without visiting the river Thames. Even if I’m just on a short business trip I have to walk through the city to get to the water. Sometimes I just walk along the river from the Millennium Bridge to the Tower Bridge or from Embankment to Westminister. Sometimes I like to have a beer on the water at Tamesis Dock. Another wonderful place with good views is the Greenwich Pier where you can also admire the Cutty Sark.

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Soccer abroad

If you’re a real soccer aficionado you’ll have to watch the games also while on the road. Unless you fell in love with the really big clubs in the world this is sometimes pretty hard. As a fan of the SV Werder Bremen I’ll sometimes have to search a little bit more until I find a bar the shows Bundesliga and the matches of my club. But it is always worth the the effort.

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Whitehall Gardens

Whitehall Gardens, London

After watching the movie ‘Notting Hill‘ with Hugh Grant (‘Whoopsidaisies!‘) and Julia Roberts (‘Can I stay for a while?‘) we all know that there are numerous small gardens throughout London, England – some private, some available to the public. One of the latter is located near the river Thames between Embankment and Westminister. If you can distract your eyes from the river and London Eye and walk on the other side of the street you can find Whitehall Gardens.

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Honest Burgers

Honest Burgers (SoHo), London

If you are in need of a good burger at London, England then Honest Burgers is a good choice. In fact it’s a burger restaurant chain with different restaurants throughout the United Kingdom (London, Reading, Bristol, Cambridge, Brighton and Manchester). They know well where the served meat comes from, they offer vegan options and chips as well as their sauces are home-made.

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Ramada Podgorica Hotel

Hotel Ramada, Podgorica

The Ramada hotel at Podgorica, Montenegro is an absolute alien. A modern, futuristic building between rather unrenovated Soviet style residential buildings. It is the opposite of living like a local in this region of the capital city. I should have avoided this hotel therefore, but I loved it instead for different reasons: I arrived late in the evening at the bus station of Podgorica close to the railway station – from there it was an easy walk within eight minutes to the hotel.

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