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Entries Tagged as 'Berlin'

Missed show…

October 12th, 2008 · Comments Off

I have to admit I am not very disappointed that I missed this show.  I wonder if I am missing something in the translation??? Found in a the local döner shop tonight.

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Tags: Berlin · Culture ? · Potsdam

Escape from the Krank Haus

September 26th, 2008 · Comments Off

(and now a slight bit of back-blogging) On my way home from Istanbul, I began to feel like something was not quite right with my throat.  By mid-week, I (along with everyone else in Potsdam) was down for the count.  On Wednesday, it felt like nobody on the campus was at work.  I went home […]

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Tags: Berlin · Germany · Life · Potsdam

Tangerine Dream on Steroids

August 14th, 2008 · Comments Off

Last night I saw Sigur Ros at the Tempodrom in Berlin. A band from Iceland, I was not very familiar with their music. However, after watching this video, I decided it was probably worth going (just in case). The Tempodrom was an interesting place to see a show. I thought I was watching a show […]

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Tags: Berlin · Culture ? · Life

Busy weekend

August 10th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Today I am in full recovery mode from a very busy, and very good, weekend. The weekend started out on Thursday night after work with Konni and I going to the Abenteuer Park. It was a lot of fun and very challenging (both muscles and nerves). We made it around three different loops in the […]

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Tags: Berlin · Culture ? · Friends · Life

Barack is (was) in the house!

July 24th, 2008 · Comments Off

Tonight, I was part of an estimated 200,000+ gathering to watch Barack Obama give a speech in Berlin. The speech was a little shorter than I had expected, but I really enjoyed what I did hear. He claimed he was speaking as a ‘citizen of the world’ and not a candidate for president, but there […]

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Tags: Berlin · politics

Back in Germany

July 21st, 2008 · Comments Off

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 […]

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Tags: Berlin · Culture ? · Friends · Germany · Life · politics

A Sunday without Autos — at least for part of the day.

June 3rd, 2008 · Comments Off

On Sunday, I took part in some sort of ‘demonstration.’ I am not sure what the purpose or cause was, but it basically consisted of most all the roads (including autobahns) leading into Berlin were closed to autos and opened up to bikes. According to Paul, the police said there were 25,000 people and the […]

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Tags: Berlin · Germany · Life

Music convergences

April 12th, 2008 · 1 Comment

One of the nice things about living in Berlin is the huge amounts of cultural opportunities. Last weekend, Paul and I went to the IMAX theater to watch the new U2 – 3D movie. Not a movie that makes you think a lot, but I was in a mood to listen to loud music, so […]

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Tags: Berlin · Culture ?