Celebrating a crawl across Europe, by knocking back a few drinks in Berlin.
Germany’s capitol building, the Reichstag, in Berlin is naturally lit through the use of these sparkling mirrors and windows.
I think of something as simple as packing and marvel at how difficult it can be. Had I only packed a straight-edged razor, I would be fine. Instead I found myself in a panic in the hotel lobby in Berlin. Mimicking to a concierge, since my high school German lessons didn’t pay off, I tried […]
A damp clung to my bones. It was mid-afternoon and the morning’s fog stuck in the air as a fine grey mist. I took refuge in a hotel close to the famed Frauenkirche – a restored version of its grand predecessor destroyed in the Allied firebombing of Dresden at the end of World War II. […]
I had a fantastic year of travel. It was probably one of the best ever for me. And with it came recognition as one of the best travel blogs of 2011 by Washington Flyer. To sum up my annual adventures in a single story is like writing about your own year, everything that has happened […]
I stood at the top of the steps to Berlin’s Altes Museum. Before going in to view the museum’s collection of classical antiquities, I paused for a moment to admire the impressive view at the end of Museum Island. It was just as inspiring as all of the amazing works I had already seen, particularly […]
Twenty-two years ago this week, the Berlin Wall fell. Thousands of people danced around it and straddled the top, celebrating the demise of one of the most significant symbols of oppression and division ever. In an instant the gates were open and the Berlin Wall, still sprawling for miles in either direction throughout the city, […]
I stood in a tower in what was once the French sector of Berlin. From the metal perch I could see a preserved section of the Berlin Wall; guard towers, a lighted sand field – once known as the death strip – and the wall itself were all there. It was almost twenty-two years to […]