Lustgarten & Berliner Dom in Berlin

“History cannot give us a program for the future, but it can give us a fuller understanding of ourselves, and of our common humanity, so that we can better face the future.” When I walk through cities that have as…

Berlin City Walk: Brandenburg Gate

When people think of Berlin, they often think of the Brandenburg Gate (me included — see my original post about visiting Berlin). This particular gate has witnessed many significant events specific to Berlin: military parades have marched through its arches,…

Simple Pleasure #8: Joyful Snowmen

While I wandered around Berlin, I took a quick jaunt through a corner of the Tiergarten (one of the largest and most beautiful parks in the city). I arrived at the Reichstag (the seat of the German parliament). Seeing this…

Weihnachtmärkts in Berlin

“Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.” ~Norman Vincent Peale When I arrived in Germany, the thought of visiting the Christmas markets sent a wave of excitement through me. Having visited…

Next Adventure: Berlin!

One of my main goals in coming to Spain was to use this country as a launching pad for other European travel. After narrowing down my options, I’ve booked my flights and made my hotel reservations for my next adventure:…

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