Berlin Story

posted in: Central Europe 2019, Real Journeys | 2

I am a camera with its shutter open, quite passive, recording, not thinking. —Christopher Isherwood Sometimes when I’m traveling, I feel that way. I like to observe a little from a distance. I like seeing what I see. My actual … Continued

Dresden

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Monday, April 8, 4:00 pm Today is my last day in Dresden. I’m taking an afternoon break after a short (very short) day trip to Görlitz, a town on the Polish border I’d heard was worth visiting. I found that not … Continued

The Challenge of Planning

posted in: Plans | 2

Some trips plan themselves. Others require thinking and rethinking, a lot of second guessing, trade-offs, sacrifices in the name of time, and tough decisions for reasons of practicality. Take, for instance, the trip I’m planning for next spring to Germany, … Continued