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... different from Asia where we were consistently in the high 30s or 40s. Most people here dress in pants, jackets, and even scarves.
I've never been so happy to go grocery shopping as I was our first full day here. It was so nice to buy fresh fruits, veggies, hummus, yoghurt, and all our other favourites. With a grocery store across the street, many coffee joints nearby, and a terrific flat, we are definitely happy with our decision ...
... Berlin food: currywurst and fries. Currywurst is basically a sliced sausage drowned in curry spiced ketchup. After a currywurst induced nap, we headed to Kreuzberg for dinner at a Turkish restaurant. I ordered a Döner plate (it is the restaurant where it was invented) - it was amazing. Beautifully spiced meat that tasted like it was coated with the suet laden drippings from a Sunday night roast, ...
... seemed like a precursor to my turkey trip - I guess it's a part of culture that I'm hardly exposed to so still an eye opener. Especially the lovely blue gate of isshai(?)
Eastern wall of Berlin Wall on wall exhibition
Taking the train across to a further part of the eastern Berlin - suddenly could see the diff between west and east. There was more ghetto feel to it. The eastern side of the wall had wonderful murals and like what the guide recommended, ...
... What about the people who cannot travel? The people that we see on
the streets everyday begging for food? How can we even feel
disheartened for even a second given how lucky we are. How fortunate
we are not to be in a situation where we have to beg. How fortunate
we are not to have to worry where our next meal is coming from. We
are among the most fortunate people in the world. We can never forget
that. We can never forget that this trip is ...
... discover the answers I had to find out how it got there in the first place.
“Aaah, der schmetterling,” the German inn-keeper sighed, “It does not belong to me either.” She then explained that just prior to our arrival, there was a shamanic workshop conducted at the same venue. The shaman who conducted the classes is originally from Peru and he was in a hurry to leave on the last day. He had asked her to ...