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A self-destructive tree of entitlement

    I come from an apple of a country. A country that is beautiful and picturesque, but the core is completely rotten and worm-ridden. The mountains are high, bare and offer a view to die for while the forests are bursting with life and diversity. The system, on the other hand, is broken and stuffed with people who don’t really care what, who or where [insert any verb], as long as they can secure a seat (any seat) in the next term. It’s like a fun game of musical chairs only that this one is ruining the country.

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The Humboldt Forum: Colonial history in the 21st century

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A new museum is being built in Berlin, it is supposed to open in 2019, not far from the museums island. The Humboldt Forum is going to be the new building which will house the ethnological museum, the museum for Asian art as well as a Berlin-Museum and what is called the Humboldt-Labor by the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. Construction is still underway, the first exhibits are being brought into the museum and visitors can get first impressions in the Humboldt-Box, a temporary exhibition which tells the story of the place and allows for a panorama-view of the city and a look into the works taking place from a rooftop-terrace and restaurant.

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Support for Sport

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With the world cup taking place right now, the world is shaking with football fever. We’ve seen employers let employees take days off, pubs selling cheaper pints, and supporters going wild in the streets. Many people question why sport seems to let almost anything go, as long as it’s in the name of patriotism. Seeing it as nothing more than 90 minutes of rubbish, some believe that sports should be watched at home, and not disturb the world outside, where normal things are happening. However, with so many people getting behind their national flag there are many who would love to blare their national anthem from their houses all day. And with these events being so few and far between, what’s the issue with a day off to watch your team do you proud? Continue reading “Support for Sport”

On the roofs, on the vulcanos, on the ocean: Cabo Verde’s tourism at a crucial turning point.

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Hearing about Cabo Verde is kind of unusual, and you probably even never heard about it, knowing that it is a small country, as its most famous national Cesaria Evora used to describe it, in french, in her 1995 hit: “Petit Pays”.

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