Category Archives: Language

Romantic Graffiti

“If the nights were as long as I love you, the dawn would never come.” (Photographed in Podgorica, Montenegro.)

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Why does the rest of the world not know about Târgu Mureș? It’s a conspiracy!

Târgu Mureș is a beautiful and cute town in Romania, in the heart of Transylvania, with friendly people, an interesting history, the most romantic boulevard in Europe and a spectacular Palace of Culture. Yet, outside of Romania, nobody has ever heard of it. … Continue reading

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Benjamin Franklin on Immigration

Benjamin Franklin, one of the founding fathers of the United States of America, wrote this about German immigrants in 1753: Those who come hither are generally of the most ignorant Stupid Sort of their own Nation… and as few of the … Continue reading

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Is it Târgu Mureș or Tîrgu Mureș?

I have been living in this beautiful town in Transylvania for almost a year, yet hardly any of my foreign friends have visited me here. It’s not that they wouldn’t be interested, but it’s just too complicated to travel here … Continue reading

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The Sound of German

In the past two years, I have had the exact following conversation around 57 times: Someone: Where are you from? Me: I am originally from Germany, but … Someone: Oh, from Germany?!! There is this really funny video on YouTube … … Continue reading

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Patriotic Reforestation

“If the forest grows, the motherland will prosper” or something like this is written on this sign in Transnistria.

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“How are you?”

Someone: How are you? Me: Confused. Someone: Oh. I am sorry to hear that. Me: No, that’s OK. I am studying philosophy. When I first went to Israel on a youth exchange program, I stayed with a family in a small … Continue reading

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