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The Old GDR Today

Soon after I arrived in Berlin, my German friend suggested I go with her to Frankfurt Oder, a town about an hour north of Berlin, once part of the GDR. While she met with union members at the local hospital, I could wander around, exploring and even walk across the border on the bridge to […]

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City of Life: Berlin

The first time I was in Berlin was in 1962, the wall had gone up in 1961, and I wanted to go into East Berlin. I was traveling with 3 other girls from Brooklyn and convinced them that it would be a great adventure. So we changed our marks on the black market for East […]

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Amsterdam revisited

Hoards of young guys and girls, wearing team shirts, began singing and shouting as they marched through the streets of Amsterdam, preparing for the soccer game that evening between their team, AJAX, and Manchester United.(AJAX lost but the Dutch still celebrated). The trams stopped running due to the chaos in the streets; the bars were […]

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week 8… Medina overload

I have been in Morocco for four weeks and traveled hundreds of miles,first with my friend Seth then on my own to Essaouira. Ive met so many people, so many great conversations, email and facebook exchanges, free intensive French on the street lessons, and so many medinas.. with hundreds of homeless cats, screeching motorcycles flying […]

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