Monthly Archives: August 2010

Ein Museum, Briefly

Berlin is a dynamic city: Neighborhoods change constantly, trends take hold and then pass, and even museums come and go. Take the Temporäre Kunsthalle — the Temporary Art Hall. It was constructed two years ago in the center of the … Continue reading

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The Luxury of Space

It might sound dumb, but it’s truly one of the things that make Berlin great. Almost every day, I discover a new cafe or bar (or, most often, cafe by day, bar by night) with a spacious setup of comfortable … Continue reading

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Who Said Germans Didn’t Have a Good Sense of Humor?

I beg to differ.

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And Just Like That, I’m Accredited

Let me tell you a little story. It’s called “The Washington Independent Gets Fucked by a Big Wad of Red Tape.” It goes like this: We apply for accreditation with the congressional press galleries so our reporters can hang out … Continue reading

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Check That One Off the List

Nope, haven’t been to the top of the Reichstag yet, or visited the Neue Nationalgalerie. But yesterday, I finally saw the true must-see: the BierBike. Yup, they’re drinking beer while pedaling down the street. It’s the two most important things … Continue reading

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I Get the News I Need From the Weather Report

And it’s not very good news. The forecast for Berlin over the next few days, according to weather.com: Friday: 62, heavy rain Saturday: 61, mostly cloudy Sunday: 61, few showers Monday: 60, rain Tuesday: 61, light rain How do you … Continue reading

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Ostalgie

OK, I guess I’ll do this German-English dictionary style: Ostalgie (n): Nostalgia for East Germany. A combination between the words “ost” (east) and “Nostalgie” (nostalgia). It takes many forms here. One of them is the Trabant, aka Trabi. The Trabi … Continue reading

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