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Essen & Duisburg: the Urban Jungle of the Ruhr Region in Germany

Essen & Duisburg: the Urban Jungle of the Ruhr Region in Germany

I'm not sure how long I'll be able to keep this up, but for now I'm trying to avoid trips that require getting on an airplane. Which means that if I do want to travel abroad, I look for places just across the border. So when I received an invite to visit Essen and...

Essen & Duisburg: the Urban Jungle of the Ruhr Region in Germany

I'm not sure how long I'll be able to keep this up, but for now I'm trying to avoid trips that require getting on an airplane. Which means that if I do want to travel abroad, I look for places just across the border. So when I received an invite to visit Essen and Duisburg in the Ruhr Region in Germany, I couldn't say no. The Ruhr Area is probably not the first thing that comes to mind when you're planning a city trip to Germany. But it's really worth it. What makes it especially interesting is that there are many places to visit only a short distance away from each other. Essen to Duisburg is only a twenty minute drive. And also cities like Cologne, Dortmund...

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The Kinfolk Table: Recipes for Small Gatherings

The Kinfolk Table: Recipes for Small Gatherings

I have a serious weak spot for hardcover books with beautiful photography. My iPad is fine for reading novels, but nothing beats sitting at your dining room table on a Sunday afternoon, drinking a cup of tea and flipping through the pages of a beautiful book. As an...

Hello, My Name is Paul Smith

Hello, My Name is Paul Smith

As with many other fashion designers, I could say that I knew of Paul Smith, but I didn't know much about him. So an exhibition with the name 'Hello, my name is Paul Smith' sounded like a good introduction into the life and work of this British designer. As much as I...

Museum weather

Museum weather

I shouldn't have done it.... See what happens when you start talking about nice sunny autumn days? Rain, cold, storm...Everything that's not to like about the British weather. Sorry! So what do you do when looking out of the window makes you want to crawl right back...

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