Monthly Archives: August 2005

Along the Ostsee

This weekend we continued our attempt to see as much of Germany as possible before we head back to the States (more on that in the coming weeks).  So, we headed north into the state of Schleswig-Holstein, visiting Eutin, Flensburg, … Continue reading

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Lutherland

Just over eight years ago, I tried to visit the Lutheran pilgrimage site of Lutherstadt-Wittenberg, the town where Martin Luther first rebelled against Rome.  However, I was distracted by a couple American women with a bottle of wine, so I … Continue reading

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Local Tourism

Last Thursday, we took some time from my studying and Jenny’s work to see something in Hamburg that we’d been unsuccessful in seeing for quite a while: Hamburg’s Rathaus (Town Hall).  We’d tried to take the English tour several times, … Continue reading

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Queen of the Hanseatic League

Yesterday, we took a day trip to Lübeck, an old Hanseatic city not far from Hamburg.  We had talked about a longer trip to Lutherstadt-Wittenberg, Copenhagen, or Stralsund (a resort town on the East German coast of the Baltic), but … Continue reading

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Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is a great book for a transatlantic flight.  I’m not so sure it’s a great book in its own right, though.

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The Lord of the Rings – J.R.R. Tolkien

Similar to my decision to reread the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy series, my decision to reread these books was inspired by a movie.  After watching the fourth commentary track on The Return of the King, I decided I had … Continue reading

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The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy Series – Douglas Adams

After having seen the film version of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy and having my discussions of the movie clouded by a poor memory of the books, I decided to re-read all 5+ books in the trilogy.  Since I … Continue reading

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Calm Weekend, at Least for Me

This should be a quiet weekend, the quietest in a while.  I think it will be the first weekend since mid-June that we are not either traveling or hosting a party.  It’s not going to be quite that calm for … Continue reading

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Bohemian Weekend

We had a nice weekend in Prague, particularly once we got there.  Prague is a charming and historic city, with a unique energy that, despite having faded since its mid-90s peak, is still enchanting.  Assuming of course that you get … Continue reading

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