Tag Archives: Germany

November 24

7 Days in Germany: Home in San Francisco

After seven wonderful days abroad, I have arrived back in San Francisco. How I miss my home town. The city of Emperor Norton, the city that popularized the Irish Coffee, the city of social deviants… how I missed thee. Time to see Max and Zoe, enjoy Starbucks iced coffee the way it should be made, and […]

November 23

7 DAYS IN GERMANY: LEAVING BERLIN

Berlin has a hipster element and yes it is decidedly gritty in parts. It is a city where graffiti isn’t vandalism, it is art. It is a city and a people who had embraced the past no matter how bad it was and are running with it headlong into the future. Today I leave the […]

November 22

7 DAYS IN GERMANY: THE CHRISTMAS MARKET IN POTSDAMER PLATZ

The Christmas Markets (Christkindlmarkt) were a fine way to end the trip. We went by Potsdamer Platz to visit the stalls and drink some warm mulled wine. For those fellow Jewish kids out there, the Christmas Markets are street markets throughout Europe that are held during the four weeks of Advent. Generally held in the […]

November 19

7 DAYS IN GERMANY: MIDNIGHT CABARET

There almost is a cliche in seeing cabaret in Berlin. I honestly did not want to go. But Red wanted to go, and therefore I wanted to go. We took a cab across the city and this experience ended up being one of my top ten life experiences. At the CHAMALEON Theater, we saw a […]

November 17

7 DAYS IN GERMANY: ROOFTOP PARTY AT SOHO HAUS IN EAST BERLIN

This evening took me to East Berlin. Following a day full of work activities, hosting international press interviews, and attending conference keynote addresses, I went to a private party at the Soho Haus Berlin. My towncar to East Berlin took me past the city’s landmarks. Soho Haus Berlin used to be a former Nazi headquarters. The original building […]

November 16

7 Days in Germany: Arrival in Berlin

After 25 hours (including layovers) I touch down today in the mother city of Berlin. It was surreal flying in via Frankfurt and when the towncar took me from the airport to city center. Berlin is in the midst of preparing for Christmas. Christmas Markets are being setup. Decorations are being hung on street lamps. […]