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Satellite Voices Worldwide: Lea Rieck

January 5, 2012

A round robin interview with our local editors pitching questions to each other from around the globe

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Lea Rieck is co-founder of the Pale blog (with fellow SV City Editor Sylvia Weber) and one of the editor's at Munich's finest Super Paper, the art and design and culture bastion of the city founded by Mirko Borsche.

Celine Puertas (Paris): Which foreign country would you like to discover and why?
Lea Rieck: Since travelling is one of my passions, there are still a lot of countries on my To Do list. On top of it there is Mongolia. I‘d like to go on a motorcycle or jeep and start in Kazakhstan, drive through Mongolia and end the trip in Siberia. I imagine the vast landscapes just incredibly beautiful and like traveling in almost unpopulated areas.

Kristina Voytovich (Moscow): What songs are the most popular on your iPod?
Lea Rieck: I use to have one favourite song that I repeat all the time until I get bored of it. At the moment the song I‘m really into is "212" from Azealia Banks. I like the beat, the rap and the singing.

Kate Hazell (Dubai): What do you wish your city had that it doesn’t?  
Lea Rieck: Sometimes I wished Munich to be on the seaside. We have the river Isar crossing the city but this is not the same thing. I just love the climate near the sea. The air and the smell is different and you have this salty breeze. But then I keep telling myself that I can enjoy it even more if I stay in another city because I‘m not yet used to it.

Nico Castro (Santiago): If you could go to any of the other seven cities in SV to spend your holidays, where would you go?
Lea Rieck: This is a very difficult question. I would like to visit Moscow, Tokyo and Dubai. Dubai I would like to go on vacation. In Moscow and Tokyo I could imagine, however, to stay for a longer period of time as well. I would definitely not say no to any of those cities!

Fer Munizaga (Santiago): What are the best things to do on a winter Munich?
Lea Rieck: The best thing to do is to go ice-skating on the beautiful canal of the Nymphenburg Castle or on the Kleinhesseloher-Lake at the English Garden.

Karchun Leung (Shanghai): Any book (not necessary being a guide book) is the best as a city guide that you would recommend us to read to know about the city?
Lea Rieck: I do not like city guides at all. Especially in cities with a size like Munich you are better off discovering the hood by yourself, combined with suggestions of new hot spots that you can find online better than in a guide book. Though a good book to get to know the real city is "Sister Sox" by Max Bronski. It‘s a thriller that  takes place all over the different Munich neighbourhoods. It shows a different side of the city that you cannot find in a glossy travel guide. 

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