Tag Archives: Walking

Day 14: Lost in West Berlin

Today I’m traveling to West Berlin to find a friend who lives somewhere southwest of the center of Berlin. If I can manage the timing, I’d also like to visit the memorial at the Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp. The line to … Continue reading

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Day 9: Apartment in Mitte (and Shakespeare & Sons bookshop)

Europeans do coffee very badly or very well. This morning’s coffee is awful. Draining my cup bit-by-bit reveals a film of the powder used to flavor the heated water. Techno is the bar’s music-of-choice, even during breakfast hours. Ugh. At … Continue reading

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Day 8: Denkmal für die ermordeten Juden Europas (on a Sunday)

Today, I’m visiting the “Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe,” (often referred to as the “Holocaust Memorial”). I have mixed feelings about visiting memorials like this one. The mixed feelings don’t arise from thinking I ought and that I … Continue reading

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Day 7: Prenzlauer Berg and St. George’s Bookshop

My roommates from Bonn arrive in the room after a night of revelry around 5:30am, and from this point onward I am irrevocably awake. Cautious to be quiet as I’m able, I escape from the dorm room to the common … Continue reading

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Day 6: A Walk Around (some of) East Berlin

  I sit in the 6th-floor bar of the Pangea People hostel and alternate between sipping my coffee and staring out the window overlooking Karl-Liebknecht Strasse, noticing how different things seem to be but simultaneously how much the same when … Continue reading

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