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We are now in Oz after two amazing years of traveling Europe in our home built plane. We met many fantastic people who we are proud to call friends and have gained a much better understanding of the similarities and differences between the cultures of the different European states as well as the history and geography that have lead to these differences. We enjoy meeting people with similar interests to ourselves and learning more about other cultures. Please let us know if you're going to be in Queensland and would like to catch up for a meal and a chat.

Wednesday, 20 October 2010

Berlin, du bist so wunderbar

The new palace in Potsdam from the air
Berlin city of my youth.  Dirty, noisy, but surprisingly green.  To celebrate seeing the friends I hadn't seen for 6 years I came down with a nasty cold.  Typical.  I also forgot to take my camera with me when seeing them, so most of the Berlin trip will only be remembered.

Except of course for the shoes.  We did find time to do a little sightseeing / shopping when I wasn't hacking up my lungs on the sofa.  Julian had to see Hackische Hoefe and Tacheles (before it closes down), but otherwise I didn't manage to take him to the area where I used to live (Lichterfelder West), which is a really attractive area of town and really did surprisingly little in the 9 days we were there.

Tacheles in the rain.

These are a few cold cuts available at the market at Hackische Hofe, my question is, would you be inclined to eat the teddy bear wurst?????

I was really happy to see Irene, Yvonne and Rainer.  Maybe they will come and visit me in Australia sometime soon?  Irene is to be relied upon for the top tips when it comes to good food.  My life would not have been complete without tasting Rosa Canina's organic chocolate and spice icecream or raspberry and basil.  Mmmmm.

Clare's two new 4 month old cats kept us amused for hours with their antics.
Yes the fatter cat does have his entire head inside the kitty biscuits box...

Having a beer and a Wiener schnitzel at the airfield (Bienenfarm) on the way out.

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