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The Berlin Memorandum 1: Friday

Greetings! I have returned from Berlin, where my friend Arakin was once again kind enough to lend me his sofa.

Before I went I got a lot of dire warnings about how hot Berlin gets in the summer, so I felt a little cheated when I disembarked into light drizzle and it remained overcast for most of my trip, and more than usual like an idiot tourist in my shorts and sandals. Probably for the best given how much walking I ended up doing, mind.

I spent my first day in the city hunting locations from 1960s spy flick The Quiller Memorandum with the help of this website. I highly recommend this as a way to see some parts of the city you might not otherwise have visited, especially if you enjoy postwar German architecture, as I do. (See below.)

I had lunch on the Kurfürstendamm with Marcy, a friend from the Vespa forum, and met my host and his boyfriend, Ben, for dinner. It wouldn't be a holiday without a strange flavour of ice cream, and this trip's was Kinder Bueno.





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It wouldn't be a holiday without a strange flavour of ice cream, and this trip's was Kinder Bueno.

That's very specific! Not all that "out there" on the Ice Cream Flavor Strangeness scale though, it actually sounds quite edible, tasty even.
Look out for a much more out-there flavour later in the trip :)
Ooh! Looking forward to hearing what that'll be then.
^.^
Those buildings make me think of Manchester.
Interesting! I've only been to Manchester once but I can imagine it having a similar vibe.
I saw one really weird building there where the lower 2/3 of the building was slightly narrower than the upper 1/3 of it. I don't know what it's called though.
Hm, doesn't ring a bell, but there's such a mix of styles and eras!
It's the Beetham Tower. It has a 4 meter cantilever overhang separating the hilton and the residential areas. It also makes a humming sound in high winds.
Wow, one to check out on a future trip.