Project Diary: German sports student Fabian Otte about his studies in India and the key success-factors

In Germany while studying sports at famous University Deutsche Sporthochschule in Cologne, student Fabian Otte started the Global Sports & Play Initiative – bringing together people from various countries via sports. In 2019 Otte traveled to India to further work on his studies by collecting data. For the transatlantic diablog he recaps his trip. Read more about the key success factors of his work in … Continue reading Project Diary: German sports student Fabian Otte about his studies in India and the key success-factors

The myth of Sebastião – A book about an ancient king and the history of Portugal by author Georg Franzky Cabral

Portugal in 1578. King Sebastião went off for a crusade in Africa – and never came back. Two years later, Spain took over the country. And while the king’s dead body was never found, the country waited for him to return. Sebastião became a myth and a symbol for hope – of freedom and a better life. Author Georg Franzky Cabral uses the character of … Continue reading The myth of Sebastião – A book about an ancient king and the history of Portugal by author Georg Franzky Cabral

The end of an island: The exceptional history of Dutch island Schokland

The early 20th century. The Netherlands worked out a special plan: Reclaiming parts of land from the sea and creating one of world’s largest man-made islands – just by building dykes and pumping out the water. In 1941/42 the Noordoostpolder was reclaimed and cultivated. Today, more than 70 years later, no building, street or canal is older than that. Almost. Exceptions are Urk, a town … Continue reading The end of an island: The exceptional history of Dutch island Schokland