So anyway, it's been a while since I've posted, and I have saved up lots and lots to show and tell. It's been a hectic, frantic and happy month, with super fun excursions to England (London, Manchester and Leicester) with my flatmate Elisabeth and our friend Lisa, and of course some time in good ol' Berlin.
I started off my England travels in Berlin with a new/old acquaintance... Kerry Maeve, whom I met many years ago in Buffalo (just once!) and am now proud to call a friend. Kerry graciously hosted me the night before my flight to London out of Berlin while she was hosting another friend, and then had me back again for almost a solid week (I must be a good houseguest!) when I returned from "the insel." Berlin was as it generally is; awesome. Aside from yummy home cooking, street-art photography missions and visiting the Hamburger Bahnhof art gallery, there were the customary late nights out and late sleep-ins. There was dancing until dawn, and cabbing around to random clubs with DJ friends. Basically living the rockstar lifestyle.
|Some great street art in Berlin|
|The Spree... near Ostbahnhof|
Speaking of rockstar lifestyle, England held a bit of that for us as well. Our nights out in Manchester were nothing less than epic dance-a-thons and meeting and dancing with cool new people (even though those new people tended to be tiny babies like 19-20 years old...) My flatmate Elli's bestie Ellen hosted us and showed us the sights, and brought us out to clubs with names like "5th Ave" and "42nd Street," where we danced really late into the night to sometimes good/sometimes bad "indie dance music."
|Manchester has a ferris wheel too!|
After a few days in Manchester being well looked after by Ellen, we headed down to Leicester on the train. English countryside is infinitely beautiful. Someday I hope to spend some time in a little English hamlet.
|England from the window of a speeding train. Sheeps!|
|Propaganda Party, Leicester|
|Mind the gap between the train and the platform.|