Category Archives: Berlin

An Ode to the U-Bahn

It’s been a quiet month here in “See” (Lake) Wobegon as I have applied myself diligently to my Germany language class (five hours a day plus homework will do that for you). But as the last class concluded yesterday (I … Continue reading

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Gems of Berlin

Yes, I’m back in my happy place this fall, yes, I’m studying German again yet still (I WILL learn the possessive pronouns, I WILL I WILL I WILL), and yes, the place is casting its seemingly eternal charm over me … Continue reading

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Scenes from the street

Besides feverishly studying German (ahem), many of my waking hours here in Berlin were spent, er, walking the streets. As you’ve probably surmised, I love walking in general, but on wide, well-maintained urban sidewalks with little to no elevation through … Continue reading

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Fertig….finished….

A month-long intensive language course is a strange animal. One barely gets into the routine, learns the way to school, gets to know the teachers and fellow students, figures out how to study (again), begins to feel some proficiency, and … Continue reading

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There IS a god…

Miracle of miracles, the little bakery downstairs (run by a lovely pair who play Arabic music) *has free wifi.* I am saved. I am sitting there now with some decent coffee and a strudel of some kind. I don’t know … Continue reading

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Einen letzten Blick (one last look)

I have a handful more photos of my wonderful week in Berlin, and before I completely forget all the interesting little details about my time there, I’d better finish up this chapter. On my last two days in the city, … Continue reading

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Ein wenig mehr aus Berlin

N.B. I just noticed I am posting this entry on December 7th.  Life is full of little ironies, but that being said…. Well, after nearly wasting my first day in Berlin on the garden of earthly (retail) delights, I decided … Continue reading

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