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Back in Germany

21 July 2008 · No Comments

I am back in Germany and finally starting to catch up on my sleep. I am now in the home stretch of my stay here – busy trying to finish up things with work and beginning to really plan the next steps forward. I am also trying to figure out how to do all the things I have wanted to do here in Europe / Germany before leaving… I feel like I have done a lot, but there is so much more to do and see.

Last week, I went with Konstanze and Thorsten (her boyfriend) to R.E.M. They really put on a good show – a very fun night. On Thursday, I am planning to go see Barack Obama speak in Berlin. His speaking in Berlin has generated a bit of conversation here over the past week. I read yesterday that “they” are expecting between 10,000 – 1,000,000 people to show up. It should be pretty crazy and interesting. I can only see one bad thing about it — last week at the R.E.M. show, it was a real drag trying to get on the S-Bahn (train system) with 20,000 other people. I can not imagine trying to catch a train with 1,000,000 other people…. I know there will be more trains, more central location, etc…. but still a potential nightmare.

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