“Once a year, go somewhere you’ve never been before” Dalai Lama As I got very slack at keeping this updated, and since I’ve been back in Abu Dhabi for a few days now doing nothing but work, I decided to share my experience of Cologne in Germany. I decided that I wanted to go to […]

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For the first time ever, the 2020 Cologne Christmas markets will not take place. After weeks of consideration, if and how the markets can be arranged in the times of the Corona virus, the management of the market, which takes place at Roncalliplatz and other parts of the city decided it was too risky to carry out. “We do not want people to get sick and have Cologne become a hotspot, says Monika Flocke, director of the Cologne Christmas Market in an interview with NTV. “We don’t want to take the risk and become another Ischgl.” Over 5 million people visit the Christmas market every year, which you can see in the guest article posted above.

Germany is in the midst of a second wave as many residents are returning from their summer vacation, thus facing a risk of a second lockdown similar to the first one in March. Already rollbacks in restrictions are being considered and many businesses are fearing for the worst should the lockdown happen for a second time. Experts are warning that a pandemic-depression could happen and if so, it could take 2-5 years until the economies can recover from the pandemic.

More to follow…….


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