This is not the first time that I am a complete unknown, living in a city abroad. This has happened to me once before but slowly I managed to create a network of friends and acquaintances. I am a rather social person. On the other hand, I am someone who likes to isolate herself in her little nook in order to read and write without being disturbed for hours or days on end. It is somehow strange and pleasant to go around a new city of which I still don’t know much and discover its hidden corners and the habits of the people. Leipzig is an attractive city. Its not so pleasant recent past creates some mystery around its inhabitants who experienced in less than a century such stormy historical events. The influence from eastern Europe adds to the city’s attraction, at least this is how I perceive the atmosphere. There are a few things I don’t particularly like in the mentality of some of the older inhabitants, but maybe I shouldn’t jump into conclusions so quickly.