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A Line in the Sand by James Barr #BookReview

A Line in the Sand by James Barr #BookReview

In 1916, in the middle of the First World War, two men secretly agreed to divide the Middle East between them. Sir Mark Sykes was a visionary politician; François Georges-Picot a diplomat with a grudge. The deal they struck, which was designed to relieve tensions […]

Andreas Weiß (Short Story Series #20)

Andreas Weiß (Short Story Series #20)

So let’s continue with Andreas’ story in Salzburg. The last one was over here. After the weekend with his ex-wife and all their friends, Andreas needed a break. The whole exhibition went perfect and he was happy for Emma, she finally had her dream come […]

5 Great Reasons to Learn French

5 Great Reasons to Learn French

As you guys know, I am in love with languages in general, and some of them in particular. I have studied French in school for many years, and recently I wanted to rekindle that knowledge. And I wanted to remind myself why French is such […]

Conclave by Robert Harris #BookReview

Conclave by Robert Harris #BookReview

The Pope is dead. Behind the locked doors of the Sistine Chapel, one hundred and eighteen cardinals from all over the globe will cast their votes in the world’s most secretive election. They are holy men. But they have ambition. And they have rivals. Over […]

5 Great Reasons to Learn Spanish

5 Great Reasons to Learn Spanish

I believe Spanish is one of the most important languages of the world today. I myself have some knowledge of Spanish and I wanted to think of some reasons why Spanish is useful. All of the below are my own personal opinion, of course, but […]

Corpus by Rory Clements #BookReview

Corpus by Rory Clements #BookReview

1936. Europe is in turmoil. The Nazis have marched into the Rhineland. In Russia, Stalin has unleashed his Great Terror. Spain has erupted in civil war. In Berlin, a young Englishwoman evades the Gestapo to deliver vital papers to a Jewish scientist. Within weeks, she […]

This Is Tourism in the Occupied Palestinian Territories | NatGeo

This Is Tourism in the Occupied Palestinian Territories | NatGeo

The West Bank wall is a living canvas of Israeli-Palestinian narratives. Source: This Is Tourism in the Occupied Palestinian Territories This is an amazing article. Definitely worth checking out. I found it recently on National Geographic, which you know I love. And I found the […]

5 Great Reasons to Learn German

5 Great Reasons to Learn German

German is one of my favorite languages. I have started this blog in Berlin, as you know, under the spell that the city had on me. And I couldn’t be happier. I have been trying to learn German for years, even if not as successful as […]

The Mayfly by James Hazel #BookReview

The Mayfly by James Hazel #BookReview

A mutilated body discovered in the woods. A murderous plan conceived in the past. A reckoning seventy years in the making . . . When lawyer Charlie Priest is attacked in his own home by a man searching for information he claims Priest has, he […]

End Of The Earth: Climate Change | HuffPost UK / EcoWatch

End Of The Earth: Climate Change | HuffPost UK / EcoWatch

HuffPost UK travelled to Antarctica to see first-hand the effects of climate change. Miami Mayor: ‘If This Isn’t Climate Change, I Don’t Know What Is’ Source: End Of The Earth: Will Trump’s Climate Change Denial Be Tested? | HuffPost UK Source: Miami Mayor: ‘If This […]