Germany

Fall of the Wall Graffiti in Berlin

Stepping off the plane in Berlin, collecting luggage,  I am glad for the rail system that will take me into the big apple of Europe. Berlin is covered in graffiti. Art reflects life and right now Berlin is celebrating the fall of the wall in 1989. Dinah tells me about the Wall and where it was before the fall and we drive along the fault line from West to East to get from the main train station to her house. Colorful…

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Train from Amsterdam to Prague

Oisín dropped me off at the station, with plenty of time to buy tickets and get on the train.  After driving through Germany all day, I was glad to be getting home to Prague in a few more hours before work tomorrow. I was only a little concerned because I had to change trains in Dresden Central station, but no big deal, nine minutes should be enough.  I remembered, from arriving there on Friday, it would only be 1 stop…

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Indian summer ride

I keep checking the signs to make sure we are still in Germany, because if we are then I am still closer to my beautiful tryst with the land and the sea, warm Indian summer, decadent taste of fruit from the tree still lingers.  Although this bus ride is pretty uncomfortable, I know the end brings me closer to landlocked confusion. No one on this bus speaks a drop of English.  I went to the wrong place for the bathrooms…

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Death Train

Outside of Metz, the train stopped, waiting on another Engine.  I was captivated by the other passengers, though the French was too fast to understand and the German incomprehensible.  The train to Frankfurt would be delayed for hours.  It gave me plenty of time to watch the social games without the benefit of understanding the particularities of the conversation. Much like a game I used to play with a fiance a long ago, watching other diners in a restaurant from…

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