Tag Archives: Berlin

Looking for solace in remembrance of the past

If there were ever a country that has been handed its rear body part to it on a platter due to a bad election result, it would of course have to be Germany and and the decision its citizens made … 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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Ein typischer Tag – a typical day

So now that I’ve mostly reclaimed my sanity (mostly), let me share a little of a usual day with you. Remember there have only been five of these – a combination of placement test, national holiday, and weekend mean that … Continue reading

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Es ist verdammt schwer, Deutsch zu lernen

Okay, folks, this is Day 4. Monday. I had a lovely weekend. I did all my homework. I even did extra reviewing of the material from last week. I slept well. I had coffee. But today I hit the wall. … Continue reading

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Like a phoenix, Das Berliner Schloss rises again…

I told my dear friend Rachel that I wouldn’t be blogging much from Berlin, that I had been here twice before, that I would be too busy stuffing my face with strudel, walking endlessly though Berlin’s charming neighborhoods, and (of … 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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