Martina Advaney

Martina Advaney

Martina is a designer with many years of experience, she writes articles on varied subjects and also conducts interviews.


Best Satiric Movies

For the first weekend in December we have prepared for you movie picks focused on the satirical. The choices cover a broad spectrum consisting of comedies, grotesque films, and drama.  All are obviously criticizing one thing or another.

Cookies and Christmas simply go hand in hand, and cookies are always best when made at home. The fragrance of a just-baked batch of cookies, filling the room with the scent of clove or badyan, and the joy of a well done work that everybody will appreciate, is absolutely priceless. We have divided the baking project into three segments with one batch each week so that all will be done before Christmas Day. The first will be biscuits made with an old recipe - biscuits with hazelnuts. Fairly simple but unbeatable.

Christmas time was always considered magical, and eventually Christmas took on a nearly fairy tale atmosphere.  And that meant that romantic souls would work to achieve the perfect Christmas ambience. And as we all know, some places have that already... so which are those splendid Christmas destinations? The answers are right below.

Brands, well some of them are seriously thought of and at times it takes months to arrive at the decision to name one´s product or service. Other times, these are just accidental. Let´s have a look at some of the major brands and how they came into being.

With our last article on university cities, we followed up on earlier articles about the Czech Republic and Austria by traveling to the third country on our list, beginning our exploration of Germany with a look at Munich. This week we have examined the scholastic possibilities of the German capital of Berlin. But because life is not just about study, let’s check out what all can be done in Berlin outside the classroom.

Not just China, India and Russia, international students now come to Germany from all over the world, though admittedly an appreciable percentage comes from these three countries. What is interesting is Germany has become such a popular destination with international students that the numbers have crossed 350,000.

As we enter the last month of this year, we bring you another list of our regular festival events in various locations. Don´t miss the unique opportunity to go on one of these exciting events.

For this week we have prepared a special selection in the form of movies dedicated to some of the best known politicians of the 20th century. We start with Franklin D. Rooswelt, continue with Winston Churchill, John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon, and close this week´s movie picks with Nelson Mandela.

Any one who watches an old film from the time when the automobile industry was new will invariably think:  what a difference between then and now. Between the time when a car was seen once in a while to the constant noise and honking of today, and the hours spent waiting in neverending traffic jams.  Here are the places with the worst traffic jams in the world.

When you say bread, you probably refer to the version you are used to at home. I experienced the difference perfectly while living in Australia. Australia, you might ask, how different can it be? And yet, bread from home was simply a different item compared to the ubiquitous Australian toast bread. And furthermore there is the question of the form of the loaf. Now, what are all the other shapes, like flat bread? See what people refer to as bread in different parts of the world.

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