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Planty Park - Krakow, Poland

Planty Park is one of the largest city parks in Krakow, and encircles the old town, where the cities medieval walls once stood. The park spans 21,000 square metres, and is 4 kilometres long. Different parts of the garden are decorated in different styles, and feature many water fountains, and monuments, such as the Grazyna Monument, which depicts the famous poem by Adam Mickiewicz.

While most of the medieval wall was pulled down in the 19th century, some of the old fortifications were preserved, such as the Florian Gate. 

German words without English equivalent
  • <p> <b>Engelsgeduld:</b> (lit.: angel's patience) great amount of patience<p/><b>Feierabend:</b> (lit.: party-evening) the rest of the day that remains after work<p/><b>Fernweh:</b> the desire/longing to travel to faraway places/ foreign countries<p/><b>Fingerspitzengefühl:</b> (lit.: fingertips-feeling) good skill in handling things/ sensitivity and empathy<p/><b>Fremdschämen:</b> (lit.: foreign shame) shame that arises from the compassion with someone who made a fool of himself<p/><b>Geborgenheit:</b> more than safety, protection and invulnerability, it symbolises peace, warmth and calm you feel especially when you're with the people you're close to (e.g. family, friends)<p/><b>Gemütlichkeit:</b> feeling of comfort<p/><b>Habseligkeiten:</b> valuable and personally important possessions<p/><b>Innerer Schweinehund:</b> (lit.: inner pig-dog = weaker self) the part of a person that they have to overcome to be productive<p/><b>Kitsch:</b> objects with superficial beauty that are actually useless but are appreciated nonetheless<p/><b>Konfliktfähigkeit:</b> (lit.: conflict ability/skill) ability to deal with conflict / ability to constructively solve interpersonal conflicts<p/><b>Kummerspeck:</b> (lit.: grief/sorrow bacon (fat)) gained weight from emotional overeating (especially after a breakup)<p/><b>Lebenslüge:</b> (lit.: life's lie) a lie that you tell yourself to make life more bearable<p/><b>Mitdenken:</b> (lit.: with-thinking) ability to think for yourself and do more than what you were demanded to do / trying to find a conceptional solution to a problem together with other people<p/><b>Sehnsucht:</b> intense inner longing for somebody, something or a place<p/><b>Schnapsidee:</b> (lit.: schnapps idea) a ridiculous and crazy plan/idea you have while you are drunk<p/><b>Sprachgefühl:</b> (lit.: language feeling) feeling/sense of language, instinctive feel for a certain language / intuitive feeling of what is linguistically appropriate<p/><b>Stehaufmännchen:</b> (lit.: little stand up man) someone who doesn't give up and begins anew<p/><b>Torschlusspanik:</b> (lit.: gate-closing-panic) the fear of missing something important / not being able to do some things (because you're too old)<p/><b>Verschlimmbessern:</b> (lit.: verschlimmern=exasperate, verbessern=improve) improve something for the worse / make something worse but with having had the intention of improving it<p/><b>Vorführeffekt:</b> (lit.: demo effect) the effect that something you're actually able to do doesn't work when you want to demonstrate it to other people<p/><b>Waldeinsamkeit:</b> (lit.: forest loneliness/solitude) the seclusion/solitude of the forest<p/><b>Warmduscher:</b> (lit.: warm showerer/ somebody who showers with warm water) a wimp / a person that doesn't like to leave their comfort zone<p/><b>Weltschmerz:</b> (lit.: world pain (world weariness)) gratuitous melancholia / kind of feeling experienced by someone who believes that physical reality can never satisfy the demands of the mind / the feeling of anxiety caused by the ills of the world<p/><b>Zeitgeist:</b> (lit.: time-spirit, spirit of the time ) the dominant set of ideals and beliefs that motivate the actions of the members of a society in a particular period in time<p/></p>
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UK & Europe the next wave is here. The M A  N    I     A Tour will be crashing your cities next year. Asia, your wave is coming soon (get a sneak peek below) 

UK, pre-order M A  N   I    A for first shot at tickets during the pre-sale starting on Wednesday, Nov 22 at 9am GMT (if you already pre-ordered the album from the UK store, or our webstore, you’ll receive a code to the email you purchased the album with). Unique codes will be sent out on Tuesday, Nov 21st. 

If you’re unable to pre-order + everyone in Europe, sign up to the mailing list by Tuesday, Nov 21st to get a code sent to you on Wednesday. Mailing list pre-sale starts Thursday Nov 23rd at 9am GMT. 

General on sale for the UK/EU shows begins Friday, Nov. 24th at 9am GMT. 

UK/EUROPE

27th March - Birmingham, UK @ Birmingham Arena
28th March - Cardiff, Wales @ Motorpoint Arena
29th March - Manchester, UK @ Manchester Arena
31st March - London, UK @ The O2
3rd April - Paris, FR @ Zénith
4th April - Amsterdam, NL @ AFAS Live
6th April - Berlin, DE @ Max-Schmelling-Halle
7th April - Hamburg, DE @ Mehr! Theater
8th April - Munich, DE @ Zenith
10th April - Düsseldorf, DE @ Mitsubishi Electric Halle
12th April - Brussels, BE @ Forest National

ASIA

xx/xx/xx - Tokyo, Japan
xx/xx/xx - Osaka, Japan
xx/xx/xx - Osaka, Japan
xx/xx/xx - Nagoya, Japan
xx/xx/xx - Singapore

you can tell the writers behind Lara’s family mission in rise of the tomb raider had no actual idea of what the UK is like in modern day because they contrived this 19th century Jane Austen-esque non drama with Lara’s parents where her mum was supposed to marry an earl (implying arranged marriage on the basis in class exists in 21st century Britain) but GASP she fell in love with a lowly…. lord? the fuck? who went to one of the top universities in the world?? and isn’t just a lord but a lord of Parliament aka he makes laws??? he’s not even elected he INHERITS the power to affect British laws?????? so he comes from a line of aristocracy????? and we’re supposed to feel sorry for Amelia for falling in love with such a peasant croft??????? and her family is somehow against this because he’s too “low class”??????? and they look down on him because he’s a professor at oxford????? oxford university????? where like 50% of students are from private schools??????? lord croft WHO OWNS A FUCKING MANSION IN SURREY???? SURREY THE WEALTHIEST COUNTY IN THE UK?????????? AND WE’RE SUPPOSED TO FEEL SORRY???? ???????????????

lesbian travel packing list

All these ‘pack light for women!’ packing lists say things like, “Bring a couple of skirts or dresses! Matching your lipstick with your skirt immediately makes everything look dressier, and lipstick takes no room! Add some sparkle to your night with ballet flats instead of heels!!” and I’m like

okay I need a lesbian packing list, for non-femme lesbians like

  • 4 x different coloured flannels (you’ll only end up wearing Your Favourite, though)
  • 1 x pair enormous super cool boots that you will wear everywhere
  • 1 x pair converse sneakers because your cool boots will give you fucking blisters
  • 1 x that old pair of jeans you’ve been wearing for 3 years and your mum hates
  • a leather jacket
  • 3 x varied t-shirts to wear under the flannels
  • 4 x pairs the comfiest fucking socks in the world
  • 5 x androgynous-looking underwear
  • 2 x pretty cotton underwear with a cutesy print that you really like even though it doesn’t fit your aesthetic
  • 1 x ugly greying sports bra that is really comfy
  • 1 x nice bra just in case you ever get laid (it’s never been used, because on the odd occasion you get laid, it’s while you’re wearing your embarrassingly old sports bra)
  • a guitar. this is imperative. real lesbians play fire-side guitar. the lesbian in you will give you natural accoustic guitar aptitude. learn some tegan and sara, this is important,
  • 1 x skateboard. idk man, all the cool lesbians seem to always have these, I guess just carry one around for a bit, maybe one of the lesbians will teach you how to use it and you’ll finally get some use out of your Nice Bra
  • congratulations, you’re ready to Europe

Nordeuropa & Baltikum

Danmark – Denmark
Estland
– Estonia
Finland
– Finland
Island
– Iceland
Lettland
– Latvia
Litauen
– Lithuania
Norge
– Norway
Sverige
– Sweden

Västeuropa

Belgien – Belgium
England
– England
Frankrike
– France
Irland
– Ireland
Liechtenstein
– Liechtenstein
Nederländerna
– The Netherlands
Nordirland
– Northern Ireland
Österrike
– Austria
Schweiz
– Switzerland
Skottland
– Scotland
Storbrittanien
– Great Britain
Tyskland
– Germany
Wales
– Wales

Sydeuropa

Andorra – Andorra
Italien
– Italy
Portugal
– Portugal
San Marino
– San Marino
Spanien
– Spain
Vatikanstaten
– Vatican City

Östeuropa och Balkan

Albanien – Albania
Bosnien och Hercegovina
– Bosnia and Herzegovina
Bulgarien
– Bulgaria
Grekland
– Greece
Kroatien
– Croatia
Makedonien
– Macedonia
Malta
– Malta
Moldavien
– Moldova
Montenegro
– Montenegro
Polen
– Poland
Rumänien
– Rumania
Ryssland
– Russia
San Marino
– San Marino
Serbien
– Serbia
Slovakien
– Slovakia
Slovenien
– Slovenia
Tjeckien
– Czech Republic
Turkiet
– Turkey
Ukraina
– Ukraine
Ungern – Hungary
Vitryssland
– Belarus

Hav (Seas)

Atlanten – Atlantic Ocean
Engelska kanalen
– English Channel
Medelhavet
– Mediterranean Sea
Nordsjön
– North Sea
Östersjön
– Baltic Sea

In Swedish, the names of countries don’t have articles like e.g. in French. They just stay solo. A lot of names are similar or even the same, but I put them on the list to have it complete. If I forgot anything or there’s a mistake, please let me know.

Bern- Switzerland

The Old Town of Bern is picturesque like a postcard. It is both the capital of Switzerland, and a UNESCO heritage listed city. The Cobble stoned streets are lined by historic sandstone buildings. Covered arcades offer bottle shops, boutiques, restaurants and 16th century fountains. 

What to do before the Interrail trip

Also goes with other traveling

1. How are you going to this trip: alone or in a group. In a group you may be safer and have more fun, but you might also get into fights during the trip, even if you go with your best friends or family.
2. Time. How much you have time to travel. Two weeks or a month? Figure that out.
3. The budget, how much you have money to spend and remember to have some emergency money somewhere. Do not put all the money in the same place!
4. Are you going go-with-the-flow style or with a carefully made-up plan
- We have something in between. We know where we are going, but don’t know what we’ll end up doing there. Though we have looked what to do in all of the places, but we haven’t actually decided them.
5. Gather information
- About anything you’ll need
Phone numbers to: bank, embassies, insurance company, emercengy numbers where you’re headed, (your countrys international number),
Adresses: embassies, hotels/ hostels/ other accommodations, places of interest
Customs: culture, what not/to do, what you might need in somewhere (for example: long skirts/shirts in some churches)
- a list where you would like to go (but remember anything can happen and you might not get to see that, so don’t expect to get there 100%)
6. Payments, Insurances etc. important stuff
Interrail / Eurail pass
Visas if needed

Vaccinations/ medication for travel if needed

Flights if needed
Hostels/ Hotels / other accommodations if booked earlier
Travel insurance
Some places where you need to book your visit earlier through the internet (for example: Disneyland Paris is cheaper if booked online)
7. Shopping for essentials
- a good backpack, enough space for you, comfy for your back
- good shoes, trainers or similar, shoes that are soft and designed for long walks
- locks for backs and other locking situations
- a simple camera (if not owned yet) and memory cards
- adapters, chargers
- emercengy kit (plasters, disinfectant, medicine etc.), sewing kit
- guide books, maps, dictionaries (might not need and might weigh a lot, so think if you really need)
- a towel designed for traveling (goes to a small space and dries faster than normal ones)
- compression sacks (sacks that make your clothes compressed into a smaller size, so that you’ll have more room in your backpack)
- change money if needed
- a diary to write everything in
- washing powder for your clothes
8. What you’ll also need
- toiletries/ sanitaries, in small containers (toothbrush and -paste, sun cream, body butter, lip-cream, shampoo, soap etc.)
- medicine
- passport and other important documents (like prescriptions for some medicines etc.)
- a daypack
- penknife, flashlight might come in handy
- sunglasses, scarf for sunny weathers
- sleeping bag

- an old phone (because new smartphones attract thieves)
- chargers for any electric equipment
- some student-cards are handy even in abroad giving you discount
- cards to play with or something small to keep you awake in trains
- pens, scisors, tape, paper, safety pins
- handkerchiefs (also toilet paper if you want)
- plastic bags
- a plastic mug. You could cook something in a hostel in it and drink some juice from it.
- if you feel safe and want, a tablet (or Ipod touch…). In it you can put maps, books etc. You can also communicate with family with it, write a blog or something else. You can get into internet when Wi-fi is around. Down side is the same as for a smartphone, thieves like them so think hard before taking one with you.
9. Do not take
- lots of makeup, really no one sees you. Little makeup is okay, but really, do you need it? It also takes time.
- books, they’re heavy
- computer, a smartphone etc. You’re experiencing stuff, you will not need a smartphone during your stay, really.
- for girls, you don’t need all of your clothes and shoes. Only the comfy and practical ones. No high heels, maybe don’t take dresses as well, I don’t know.
- no hairstraightners, curlers or anything like them
- fullfillable waterbottle. When you’re abroad it’s safer if you only drink bottled drinks.
- do not take the whole insides of your wallet, only the essentials and leave others home. Also leave all the unneeded keys as well.
10. Clothing
- shirts: t-shirts, tank top, sweather, hoodie, jacket depending on time of the year and destination
- bottom: shorts, skirt, sweat pants, jeggings, leggings etc. No jeans (in warm places at least), they’ll be uncomfortable. Pockets are good, hidden pockets even better
- shoes: good ones that you can walk the whole trip with. You can take two or couple more if you want, but think how much you’re packing in your backpack.
- underwear, swimwear, socks, scarf
- flip-flops are usefull if you come across a hostel that has dirty showers
Everything in reasonable quantities! You won’t need everything. The more you pack the more your backpack will weigh.
11. Other
- watch and read other travel stories on the internet for more information, tips and inspiration: blogs, Youtube, sites
- ask family, friens, acquintances of their travels. Maybe they have something cool to inspire you on your trip
- make your bank aware that you’re going abroad, that they won’t think your card is stolen and close it
- it would be good if you’d take good walks before your trip that your legs will become used to walking and that your health would be good when you’re out there
- remember that in interrail/eurail passes not all the trains are covered with it, like night trains and private railroads
- if you’re going coach surfing, you might take something small with you to give the host, for example candy from your country or a small keychain
- meeting old international friends is a cool idea, and maybe they can help you in their home countries somehow. Remember to communicate with them in a good time before the trip.

Feel free to add things if I forgot :)

readerofthewilderwest  asked:

Is the Cohort in Lord of Shadows inspired by the reactions people have had to certain oranges?

Love the careful language :) If you’re asking whether the Cohort subplot of Lord of Shadows is meant to reference our current political situation, the answer is yes.

I had finished Lady Midnight and was working on Lord of Shadows when the terror attack in Paris occurred and then-candidate Donald Trump started talking about registering Muslims. At that point I already knew that one of the villains of the Dark Artifices was going to be the Cohort, an extremist group. I had written about the Cold Peace in City of Heavenly Fire, knowing that sweeping discriminatory resolutions tend to embolden those who are already prejudiced. There’s always been commentary in the books about how “the Clave is bigoted” and “the Clave tries to restrict people’s rights,” and that’s always been shorthand for “those in power in the Clave” — but to be fair, in actuality the Clave is made up of a wide variety of people with many differing beliefs and opinions. The Cohort, on the other hand, is in a way a rebirth of The Circle, in that it is a group within the Clave that has united behind their strongly-held discriminatory beliefs.

Hearing talk of registries was (and is) distressing to me as it is to so many of us. I am concerned for vulnerable populations that are being targeted, and also it brings to mind a horrifying chapter in the history of my own family and so many other families as well. Many people in my grandparents’ and great-grandparents’ generation died in the Holocaust. As early as 1938 the Nazis demanded that all Jews register with the authorities. Later, those registration records were used to draw up deportation lists used to send people to concentration camps. When I go to Eastern Europe now, and read the lists of the deported, I imagine the ghosts of my family, all the great-aunts and uncles that were, and the cousins that will never be, all around me.

Even in a world with demons, sometimes the scariest monsters are the human ones.