10 December 2018

Another Saxon Weekend: Leipzig Zoo

I arrived in Leipzig late Friday night, and I didn't do anything except get dinner somewhere. On the following Saturday morning, after waking up and getting some breakfast along the way, I headed out to the Leipzig Zoo. Somehow I wanted to feel like a kid again, and the zoo is one of the best ways to make that happen.

08 December 2018

Book Review: The Third Reich by Roberto Bolaño

So I picked up another Bolaño. Ever since I read 2666, I must say I have become a fan. And somehow this is another one of this amazing captivating pieces. After reading now a total of 5 novels of him, I must say that this is quite a good book to read and therefore recommendable.

This novel is about Udo Berger, a German war game enthusiast, who was vacationing in Spain together with his girlfriend, Ingeborg. The story happens sometime in the late 20th-century, when Spain still used the peseta (yes folks, it's pre-Euro) yet World War II was over. The couple goes to a beach town, yet instead of enjoying the beach like everyone else, Udo decides to just set up his game (named The Third Reich, hence the book title) and play.

06 December 2018

Another Saxon Weekend

So it seems that this year I travelled quite a bit within Germany. I actually did two long weekends in Saxony. One was in July, when I based myself in Dresden. The other was in August, when I based myself in Leipzig. As usual, I took a train after work on a Friday, and a few hours later, I found myself in my flat for the weekend.

04 December 2018

The 66 Lakes Trail: Leg 7 - Leuenberg to Strausberg (25 km)

It's time to head south. From the northeast this trail takes me on a southerly route, so one Sunday in autumn, I followed the blue dot again and covered 25 kilometres from Leuenberg to Strausberg.

02 December 2018

Last-Minute Escape to Frankfurt: Museum für Moderne Kunst

I also visited a modern art museum while I was in Frankfurt. I found myself at the Museum für Moderne Kunst, which is a stunning modern art museum in the centre of town. It was founded in 1981 and has a very angular building.