The most expensive city in the world

     |    Sunday July 24th, 2011

  Photo: OneVillage Initiative on Flickr I was very surprised to hear this week that according to the latest findings (Mercer’s 2011 Cost of Living Survey), Luanda, Angola, is the world’s most expensive city for expatriates. This comes as a surprise to me as Angola is a developing country. The very high cost of living 

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Max Liebermann exposition

     |    Sunday July 24th, 2011

Photo: Laure Pacory   Today, I have visited the exposition of paintings titled «Max Liebermann am Meer» (”Max Liebermann on the Sea”) located in Berlin-Wannsee. There, one can admire pictures of the Berliner painter Max Liebermann (1847-1935). He made these paintings during trips to the Dutch coast at the beginning of the 20th century. The location of 

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The Tree of Life

     |    Tuesday July 19th, 2011

Photo: Bex. Walton on Flickr Yesterday, I went to the movies and watched THE TREE OF LIFE by director Terrence Malick, the winner of this year’s Palme d’Or in Cannes. The main actors of the movie are Brad Pitt, Jessica Chastain and Sean Penn. I haven’t seen a very high number of films in my life, so I 

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Die Nordsee von Oben

     |    Monday June 20th, 2011

Picture: Josef Stuefer Today, I have watched the documentary film «Die Nordsee von Oben» («The north sea from above») by Silke Schranz and Christian Wüstenberg. The spectator travels along the german north sea cost for 90 minutes. The images are stunning and show the great diversity of this coast. I was very impressed by the 

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