My hometown lies deep in the Elbe valley. The Elbe River can be reached quickly, but is unfortunately too shallow or too polluted lately to swim in. Nevertheless, it is my first bathing tip, as for a quick cooling, the central location is simply a good place and the feet can always be kept clean. Continue reading »
Intermission is a journey through emotional states, the interference between vulnerability and authentic emotions and attempts to explore, deny and avoid dialogue in society that is often unwilling to understand and accept severe emotional states. Continue reading »
Pillnitz Castle is only a stone's throw away from Dresden's centre. Stone steps lead directly from the banks of the Elbe River up to the Chinese-style pleasure palace, which once belonged to the famous mistress of August the Strong, Countess Cosel. The Elector August of Wettin was an absolutist aristocrat of his time: animal fights, parties, fireworks, it could not be big and expensive enough. He originally had the castle built for his excessive water festivals, directly on the Elbe, then known as the "Canal Grande". Continue reading »
This time is tea time (or coffee time of course)!
Dresden is known for being the capital of the "Kaffeesachsen" as we call them in German (Coffee Saxons in English). This beautiful expression describes people who love taking a coffee in the afternoon, mostly together with a nice piece of cake, for instance the typical Dresden one: Eierschecke. The result of this cliché: beautiful cafés all over town. This article describes a few of them, but if ever you discover a non-mentioned one you like, make sure to drop it in the comments! Continue reading »
To the beach! To Thailand or to the Caribbean Islands! Traveling like this is always tempting for us, especially in winter, and if you can afford it and have time, you can quickly book a cheap flight into the warmth. Ahhhhh sun... after all the winter months we have earned that too! But you don't always have to go far to do something good for yourself. Today I take you by the hand and show you what you can do in my hometown in the dark season. I'll show you places to keep you warm and get you through the rest of the winter. Continue reading »