First there was 901…then followed by 902 and 903…then the world held it’s collective breath and were amazed by 904 that took place in 4 countries…now we bring you: the time-lord’s 905th Birthday Bash in Berlin!
Charlene and I were in Hannover, but thanks to a nice birthday present from my dear mother (tak mor!) we were able to go on a birthday bash trip to Berlin. This was to be a pure holiday for us, 4 days of food, fun, wine and sightseeing. We packed super light, and for the first time in 5 years we did not bring laptops. I repeat, we did not bring our laptops, now that is proper holiday mode for us! We run several companies and the laptops are our lifeline and we need to be online for our clients, but this time we allowed ourselves to just bring cameras, phones and my new tablet. Traveling with just a shoulder bag is a first, and awesome.
We had just had a couple of 20+ degree days in Hannover, but Berlin decided that a Viking feels more at home in windy, wet and cold conditions. Holy iceberg it was cold! We walked 8-10 hours a day for two days all over Berlin and we walked fast to keep warm and added in many coffee breaks. I have only been to Berlin once before on a short business trip in my previous life back in 2005, and it was great to be back. It is such an interesting city, a melting pot of history and culture. We played tourists, walked around a lot, found some great birthday burger meals for me and had great coffee, wine and booze. We rode the U2 U-bahn line. I even shot a few pictures, so I will let those do the talking, do read the captions.
Having no common residency, every day Charlene and I can spend together is a gift, especially on a birthday. Thank you my love for some wonderful days, and that birthday card was perfect!
Und auf wiedersehen Berlin, I really want to come live there for months, heck, maybe years. See you soon.
PS. That amazing dome in the Reichstag – will be next time. Turns out there is a 3 week wait or so to book a time slot to go up there!
There’s no point being grown-up if you can’t be childish sometimes. – Doctor Who