Conn Barracks Schweinfurt – 37th Armor in 1961

This video clip shows the 37th Armor at Conn Barracks in 1961.

(Video credits go to Hardy Hobbs)

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A Good Reason to Travel

Travel brings us back to ourselves.

– Albert Camus –

Happy New Year Greeting from Germany

We do not say Happy New Year! before the actual new year has started. Instead, we say:
– Einen guten Beschluss! (Happy ‘Closure’)
– Einen guten Rutsch! (Happy ‘Sliding’)
Right after midnight, we say ‘Prost Neujahr!’ (Cheers to the New Year!)
The following days, we wish ‘Alles Gute im neuen Jahr!’ (Happy New Year!)

In case, you’re wondering about all these chimney sweeps you see on display in German supermarkets. These inexpensive trinkets we buy as a thank-you present for our neighbors, colleagues, friends, and family. This one contains most of the good-luck charms: chimney sweep, four-leave clover, ladybug, and toadstool (this one is missing a piglet).

Maria’s Beer Balcony in Germany

Our visitors are just about to board the InterCity back to Paris after having spent three days with us in Oberursel.

Yes, this is 30 December and we were on the balcony, dressed in sweaters only. This winter has been very mild so far. The only slightly wintry thing you see on my balcony are the dead strawberry plants in the planter.

Richard from Paris and Sherry from Maryland, U.S.A.

A Good Reason to Travel

I urge you to travel. As far and as much as possible. Work ridiculous shifts to save your money.

Go without the latest iPhone. Throw yourself out of your comfort zone. Find out how other people live and realize that the world is a much bigger place than the town you life in.

And when you come home, home may still be the same, and yes, you may go back to the same old job, but something in your mind will have c h a n g e d.

And trust me, that changes everything.

– anonymous-

In a few days, I will be leaving for Tallinn/Estonia with a day-trip by ferry to Helsinki. We will explore the local cuisine of both countries, stroll through the Christmas market (started 18 Nov 2016) in Tallinn, and be amazed by some of the heated streets of Helsinki.

Frankfurt Airport

Frankfurt Airport