Memories from Germany

After three years not having traveled internationally, we visited Germany to do business and also see family members and friends. Berlin, Cologne and Duesseldorf were the destinations. All three are really attractive cities with an abundance of interesting sites, art, concerts, good food and at this time of the year plenty of grey skies, rain and wind. Nevertheless we enjoyed to be back, consumed many calories, served in any shape and fashion, saw great exhibitions and a concert and enjoyed the company of pleasant people. Below we like to share a few images, which give you an idea.

Namaste,

RoxAnn and Rolf

Berlin is calling

Dear All,

June 2023 it will will be seven years ago, that we took a small group on a splendid and until today highly appreciated trip to Berlin. 

We thought to give it a try again and offer another visit to this vibrant city, which has such a rich past of glory and tragedy. 

Find here a brief description and the price tag for a stay from Sunday, June 18 to Sunday, June 25, 2023.

If it has been on your bucket list for a long time already, here is your chance to get it done:)

If our offer will convince a minimum of 5 people to join, we can pull it off, to organize an exciting journey and become citizens of Berlin for a week.

Thank you for your interest!

Namaste, RoxAnn and Rolf

Autumn in Bethlehem_PA

Dear All,

we just like to share a few colorful impressions of nature’s gift at this time of the year.

Namaste,

RoxAnn and Rolf

It’s almost a year, that we’ve moved to Bethlehem and it was our first Musikfest experience. The event welcomed more than 1.24 million people, setting a record attendance during the 10 days it lasted. On more then 20 stages in- and outdoor, more than 450 performances from a variety of music genres were offered and created a quite unique atmosphere, which we had not experienced before. This year, the nation’s largest free festival drew attendees from 39 states, Washington, DC, and eight countries. Food trucks, plenty of “Water Holes”, art and craft stands, activities for kids added to the quality. ‘Festers’ got their mugs filled and listened and watched from Noon to Midnight. All the good things were marred by an isolated shooting late evening of the second last day, that left one person injured. Unfortunately this kind of tragedy seems to become more and more to be expected in our country. Nevertheless we truly enjoyed, what we experienced and look forward to the 40th anniversary of Musikfest next year. Below you find some visual impressions, we like to share with you.

Namaste, RoxAnn and Rolf

4th of July Fun

The city of Bethlehem put up an impressive firework to celebrate Independence Day. From a bridge of the Lehigh River, which connects Historic Bethlehem and South Bethlehem / Steel Stacks, we witnessed a delightful 20 minutes long spectacle.

The image below Rolf took, while the smoke settled, after it was over.

Namaste, RoxAnn

Greetings from N.Y.C

Dear All,

used the break to spend a weekend in New York City, met a friend from California and walked more than 20 Miles on SAT and SUN while exploring Central Park, lower Manhattan and Brooklyn. We had a great time.

See you soon back in class!

Namaste, RoxAnn

Dear Moms near and far,

Ever asked yourself, who invented Mother’s Day in the USA? This year I checked it and found out: ANNA JARVIS of Philadelphia, whose mother had organized women’s groups to promote friendship and health, originated Mother’s Day. On May 12, 1908, she held a memorial service at her late mother’s church in Grafton, West Virginia. It became an official U.S. Holiday in 1914.

It’s probably the day, where the most flower bouquets get sold and are offered to moms by their husbands and kids, to make up for all the trouble they cause during the year.

We wish you a wonderful Mother’s Day weekend!

Namaste, RoxAnn and Rolf

Enjoy life!

Namaste, RoxAnn

American Utopia

Dear All,

Last Friday we went for a second time (within 3 weeks) to see the fabulous show ‘American Utopia’ by David Byrne ( former Talking Heads member) and his outstanding ensemble. Again we were amazed by the fantastic performance and great atmosphere in the St. James Theater.

Taking the ferry from Weehawken (NJ) turns the ride into the city into a smooth and delightful affair and offers some wonderful panoramic views of this exciting metropolis.

Refreshed and inspired I’m looking forward to see you all in class this week.

Namaste, RoxAnn

Winter Walk

Enjoying the aftermath of a little snow storm yesterday, Rolf and I took a walk on the toe path along the Lehigh River and canal this sunny Sunday morning in Bethlehem. We passed the old train station of Bethlehem (now a restaurant) and saw the old steel stacks ( turned historic industrial monument) at the south bank of the river. We’ll be back in spring again.

Namaste, RoxAnn

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