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ON THE ROAD WITH ANN – Made in Germany, a personal reflection

ON THE ROAD WITH ANN – Made in Germany, a personal reflection

A number of us returned last week from a trip to three cities in the former East Germany. I had intended to write frequently while travelling, but I had trouble forming coherent impressions. It goes without saying that Germany is a country with a most complicated past, encompassing both the […]

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TRAVEL PURSUITS – Germany: a paradox of the sublime and the barbarous

This June Classical Pursuits travels to Dresden, Weimar, and Berlin, all once part of the Soviet Bloc and now part of a reunified Germany. Each city has a unique story to tell about a different aspect of German history:  its triumphs and failures, and its vibrant culture in today’s flourishing country. Germany, the […]

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Don Whitfield invites you to join him in Germany this June.

Don Whitfield invites you to join him in Germany this June.

What made me leap at the opportunity to lead the upcoming Travel Pursuits trip to Germany is the prospect of experiencing first-hand the places and people which are the source of so many of my lifelong impressions and interests. Most of us have lived through the decades in which Germany […]

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CLASSICAL TRIVIA! The Awful German Language

CLASSICAL TRIVIA! The Awful German Language

If you’ve ever studied German (and maybe even if you haven’t), you’re likely to find this short essay to be hilarious. Published as Appendix D from Twain’s 1880 book A Tramp Abroad, this comedic gem outlines the pitfalls one will encounter when trying to wrap one’s mind around the torturous […]

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