Tag Archives: Berlin

Summer 2017: By the Numbers

Here’s the 2017 Summer trip by the numbers: 54 days, thirteen cities, thirteen airports, two ferries, three islands, one new mountain range, five new countries, two train rides, and two times across the Atlantic. 16,765 miles (26,980 km) flown. 791 … Continue reading

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Hohenschönhausen Prison

Remember to visit the 2017 travel page to see every post I’ve made this year (Amsterdam in April, seven countries over the summer). Hohenschönhausen (“high beauty houses”) is a neighborhood east of central Berlin. The name of the district is … Continue reading

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Das ist Berlin

Berlin is the familiar, now, and no matter when it makes itself a place in my summer holiday, it is a welcome thing. For me, the beaches of Naxos and Corfu have their appeal, but I would leave them in … Continue reading

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Traffic, and what it says about your city and its people

There’s a lot you can tell about a city by observing its traffic patterns and the habits of pedestrians on the street. In New York, for instance, the people are moving quickly – the vehicles as well. The walkers and … Continue reading

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Arrival: Roma, Italia

Berlin to Roma. What a difference. From German to Italian (the former of which I understand maybe 15% of, the latter of which only 2-3%). From 77 F / 25 C and rain or overcast skies to 90 F / … Continue reading

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