Light amidst the gloom

I arrived back to Berlin after an amazing trek across the U.S. I spent a few days at home in Columbus and enjoyed the beginning of fall. We drove to a wedding in Asheville, NC, drove up through DC and then to Boston to fly out. It was so refreshing to be around so many…

‘One Step’ away from beer, coffee and shopping

I'm not shy about the fact that I knew very little about Berlin before moving here. I found that it was a bit more exciting going into a new city with an open mind. One thing I obviously did research on was the city's accessibility.  One of the main reasons I chose Berlin was for…

Culture Shock… a confusing phenomenon

It's  09:47 on a Monday morning and I'm sitting in the McDonald's across the street from my flat. I've been here for an hour. If you know me at all, you know this is early. I'm on my 2nd coffee in the past hour and ate some strange breakfast quesadilla. Let's be clear...I loathe McDonald's.…

Berlin this week – Mediation and Protests

I have been back in Berlin for almost 2 weeks. I went home for 2 weeks in March. This was actually a break between semesters rather than a spring break. So, last week I started my 2nd semester and have a very busy schedule. It was so nice to be home and relax and see…