Back to Berlin

Back in Berlin among the Kebab shops and bone-biting cold wind, I cant help the smile that crosses my face. I’m home again. The last couple weeks of the holidays were spent in Capetown and Durban, two cities as far away from Berlin that I could imagine (13,000 km to be exact). Exploring new exciting…

Another Year, Another Weihnachtszeit

Almost at the end of 2016, and we’ve hit Weihnachtszeit or as they say in English: Christmas time. Solemn reflections for how politically-upside-down this year has been can be saved for New Years: also I don’t particularly feel like bringing down the Christmas mood so early in the day (It’s only 8:55am here in South…

Christmas Travels and New Beginnings

Now that I’m reading the title of this post again, it’s looking a bit more cliche than I would like. I realise that I haven’t written a “personal” post in quite some time. Excuses, while I do have them, aren’t exactly the way I want to start out: so let me give you some background…

Pumpkin Pie and Holiday Cheer

In seven hours, my flight will be departing out of Dulles International Airport. In just under sixteen hours, I will be arriving in Berlin Tegel. I’ve only been home for five days (if that), and already I’m starting to shift back into old habits and patterns of thought. That’s not to say either one is…

(A Decade Later) – It’s Autumn!

That’s right, you heard it here first – it’s fall, autumn, the time of colorful leaves falling, pumpkins, pumpkin-spice lattes, hayrides, scarves, sweaters, cozy reading nooks and halloween. You could say I’ve been waiting for this season since the last time it bade us farewell and you’d be right. Autumn is by far my favorite…